How Is Prejudice Important In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, she discovers important issues like prejudice. Techniques such as characterization, imagery and symbolism are used throughout. Lee has created a few main characters. The novel is seen through the eyes of a protagonist, Scout Finch, with main characters Atticus Finch and Bob Ewell. It is set in a rural town of Maycomb County in the 1930s where effects of prejudice are evident. Prejudice is evident through the injustice of Tom Robinson’s court case.
Lee’s use of a contrast of characters, from basest values to the most honourable, highlights conflicts of prejudice in this small town. Scout Finch is the narrator and the protagonist. Tomboy Scout is an intelligent five year old who lives
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He accused an innocent man of something he didn’t do just to cover up the bruises on her body from Bob Ewell beating her up. He attempted to kill two innocent children because they had defended someone whom was innocent in court. Bob Ewell doesn’t have a good reputation in the town with Atticus telling his children, ‘the Ewells had been the disgrace of the Maycomb for three generations. None of them had done an honest day’s work in his recollection.” Bob Ewell died at the end by landing on a knife, but people know Boo Radley was the one who killed him. He was found lying under a tree. Tom Robinson went to prison because of him and ended up dying from being shot when trying to escape. Tom Robinson’s court case was to prove Tom guilty instead of Bob when bob ended up dead…show more content…
He is the opposite of Bob Ewell. Not only is he a father to his children, he is also their best friend. Finch, a lawyer teaches by example; this is evident in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, when Scout comes home from a hard day at school, Atticus encourages Scout and says "The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience" this is to help show Scout in a difference perspective. He treats his children with respect, doesn’t hit them and speaks to them as though they are adults. Atticus Finch knows that Tom Robinson was going to lose the court case, but that didn’t stop him from taking it. Atticus says "Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win" he is saying that no matter what the outcome is at the end a person will be persistent and fight for their justice. Stayed calm and didn’t react when he got called names and stayed calm when other characters provoked him. Atticus believes mockingbirds symbolises who gave up his time to help out others. "Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." This is because bluejays mean no harm and sing to cheer people up. At the end of the book the death of Tom Robinson is the death of a
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