How Is Prejudice Shown In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Bob Marley, a famous singer once said, “Prejudice is a chain, it can hold you. If you prejudice, you can 't move, you keep prejudice for years. You’ll never get nowhere with that.” Prejudice is shown in our everyday society and their are many reason on why prejudice is shown. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the author shows why prejudice is shown and the effects of it. The novel takes place in Alabama in the 1930s, and it is narrated by a young girl who is a tomboy. She lives with her older brother and a father who is a lawyer. The father 's name is Atticus and he is a lawyer who decides to defend a black man who is falsely accused of rape. As the two kids grow up surrounded in an environment based on prejudice and misunderstandings,…show more content…
Atticus then tells Jem that if the jury was made up of him and eleven other boys, like Jem, then Tom Robinson would be a free man today. He then says,"There 's something in our world that makes men lose their heads --they couldn 't be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it 's a white man 's word against a black man 's, the white man always wins. They 're ugly, but those are the facts of life" (295). This is implying the prejudicial ways of Maycomb and how their views on the different races. When Atticus says, "There 's something in our world that makes men lose their heads --they couldn 't be fair if they tried, he implies how the white men can’t give a fair case to others. Since the jury is made out of all white farmers everyone expected them to convict Tom since it was a white man 's word against a blacks. The town shows prejudice to the blacks again by showing that they are superior so they have the power to say what is right. When Atticus says, “In our courts, when it 's a white man 's word against a black man 's, the white man always wins, he implies how again the whites are superior and their word will always be taken higher than a blacks. This quote shows the prejudicial ways of Maycomb through racial inequality. The final characters
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