How Does Lee Use Social Inequality In To Kill A Mockingbird

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People are More than a Color People in the world today are often found not to get along, because of different backgrounds of ethnicity. Many people will say they dislike someone because of their personality just to hide that on the inside they really disapprove of their color. Those who conform to such idiotic thoughts based on race are the people that prevent this country from progressing due to their unwillingness to critically think wholeheartedly about significant racial issues, but choose to rely on past false perceptions without understanding the complexities of racial issues.. The story To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee conveys how social inequality, good and evil, and moral education contribute to racial stereotypes. The people of Maycomb have different social classes divided based on race and wealth. From the beginning of the novel, it is noted that the Finch’s are a wealthy family. “It was customary for the men in the family to remain on Simon’s homestead, Finch’s landing, and make their living from cotton”(Lee 4). When Bob Ewell comes to ask if Mr.Finch is really defending Tom, he expects Mr.Finch to say no due to his rank in society. This portion of the…show more content…
Bob Ewell is an example of following the crowd, meaning he knew the truth but preferred to have a innocent man killed because of the color of his skin. Mr.Ewell states “ I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin’ on my Mayella”(Lee 231)! Almost the whole town believes that he is guilty just because he’s black. Mr.Ewell has now brought more attention to his color and is going with the crowd. Today following the crowd still exist but is under a new name called peer pressure. Peer pressure comes with the same choice of doing the right thing being prepared to reap the repercussions. Evil always comes back around which is why Bob Ewell 's death (Lee 358) gives insights to the consequences of those who welcome
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