Prejudice was a very common act in the 1900’s. Harper Lee demonstrates the impact of preconception through her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. In To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch hopes to raise his children not to catch “Maycomb’s usual disease”. The “disease” Atticus is referring to is the act of prejudice. People of color were the majority who were treated unequally.
In To Kill a Mockingbird prejudice in Maycomb is terrible. There are two major people in To Kill A Mockingbird that are prejudged severely. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are the two main people who are prejudged. There is also one other man who prejudged, Atticus Finch. All three of these men are mockingbirds.
The novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” was written in 1960 by Harper Lee in the point of view of a young innocent girl named Scout. One of the main messages that Lee has (need a new word than – indicated or set out) is racism, it plays an important role which strongly impacts many character’s lives unfairly and changes the relationship between two. Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” shows that it is wrong to hurt someone who does no harm to you, for example, black people are innocent but no way did they have as many rights as white people did. Black people lived hard lives because society was judgemental, irrational and most importantly, racist. As Scout and Jem grow older they learn to cope, take responsibility and are introduced to new aspects of life, one of which is racism.
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.
“Some things I cannot change but 'til I try, I 'll never know!” This line from “Defying Gravity” exactly mirrors the character of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. Mr. Finch was well aware that he was a bird without wings trying to fly when he stood up against prejudice. In other words, Atticus Finch knew it was impossible to correct the misconceptions of his prejudiced peers, yet he still fought for justice. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee explores the theme of prejudice through Atticus Finch, the master of empathy, civility, and integrity, which are essential qualities to earn a respectable title in our society today.
“The air is the only place free from prejudice,” said Bessie Coleman, the first female pilot of African American descent. Meaning, that everyone has experienced prejudice in their lives, either as victims themselves, or guilty of using prejudice towards others due to differences between them. There are different types of prejudice in To Kill a Mockingbird illustrated by the situations of Boo Radley, Tom Robinson & Dolphus Raymond. The person who deals with the most prejudice is Boo Radley. "
Maycomb is prejudice in so many ways. The way they live life is through racism and money. They don't treat black people and poor people right. They humiliate the poor, make fun of negro and negro protectors. White people feel like everything is their property.
Cultural norms are what make and shape a society. They are the guidelines, and or patterns, that are to be followed, in order to be considered a normal, typical, everyday citizen. As such, it does not matter if the norms are right or wrong. As long as the citizen is still a part of their society, right and wrong does not matter, as far as they are concerned. In the case of To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the cultural norm, of Maycomb County, embraces the wrong, in the form of extreme prejudice behavior.
In To Kill a Mockingbird there are lots of racial, gender, and religious, discrimination. Which is shown a multiple amount of times throughout the novel. To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel written by Harper Lee which takes place in Maycomb Alabama, where there is a lot of racial discrimination. But there is also some gender, and religious, discrimination.
There are many different forms of discrimination in To Kill a Mockingbird. Discrimination Is a prejudiced outlook. I will be looking at the discrimination against poor people, Black people, elderly, and sexism. There is the discrimination of poor people against rich, the view on the cunninghams, there is many different types of it in To Kill a Mockingbird. One of the most notable is racism, There is a lot of racism in the story.