How Does Lee Use Racial Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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You can never judge a person until you look at things from their point of view. In the book to kill a mockingbird the author Harper Lee, emphasises on how you never understand a person until you walk around in their skin. The author also emphasises on how race does not affect how a person should be treated. One of the main characters, Atticus is a lawyer, he is defending a black man accused of rape. He is treated poorly because he is a white man however he is defending a black man, Atticus sees everyone as the same race. In the book, racial prejudice is a main theme, Atticus is defending the black man accused of rape was said to be guilty, however all of Atticus’s claims proved him to be innocent. In the book Lee states, “I don’t know, but they did it. They’ve done it before and they did it tonight and they’ll do it again and when they do it- seems only children weep. Good Night,”( Lee, 213). After the trial Scout and Jem realize how blacks are treated different than whites. They never knew that they were treated different because in the Finch’s hosehould Calpurnia a black woman was always around. The kids never saw how whites and blacks were separated until the …show more content…

They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. ,” (Lee, 90). Calpurnia is trying to say that mockingbirds have no power therefore they are innocent. A mockingbird is considered innocent because the cause no harm to humans. A mockingbird can be related to Tom Robinson, innocent. You would never want to harm something that is innocent, which happens during the trial as Tom Robinson was said to be guilty, however there was evidence to prove that he was

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