Examples Of Judgement In To Kill A Mockingbird

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How is judgement prevalent in society? Physicist Albert Einstein once said, “Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen”. He means that you didn’t just randomly become so judgmental one day. You acquired all of the common sense that you have now based on where you grew up, and the influences that were around you. You were taught to automatically judge people and assume things based on appearance, skin color, and rumors. Judgement is always prevalent in society in many ways; no matter what you try to do, people will always make assumptions and judge you. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson, the man Atticus was defending, was judged because of his skin color and the rumor Mayella Ewell started. When Atticus was …show more content…

Dubose. Throughout chapter 11, Jem and Scout talk about how much they hate Mrs. Dubose. They claimed she was the mean lady that would yell at them every time they walked by. “Don’t say that to me, you ugly girl! You say good afternoon, Mrs. Dubose!” (Lee 99). This is something she said to Scout even if she very cheerfully said it. Jem was the one that completely; he burnt up her garden, the thing she loved most, for revenge. Her azaleas were the one thing she treasured. Mrs. Dubose may seem like she is out to get them but she was actually very sick, and a very nice person. When Jem was forced to read her they grew on each other, and he was devastated when she died. I also may not seem like I’m shy. People assumed things about me. I personally have had pink hair before, and I do wear makeup. Because of this people would automatically assume that I was conceited, and that I was dyeing my hair only for attention. Rumors were spreading that my friends and I only wanted attention and were weird. We were actually getting bullied because of it, yet we definitely were not dyeing our hair for attention. People will never fully understand a person unless they are really close with

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