Miss Gates: Persecution

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Miss Gates, Scouts third grade teacher, begins to talk about Hitler and the persecution of the Jews. Miss Gates lectures on how persecution stems from prejudices and how in America we don’t believe in persecuting anyone. She continues to discuss how she doesn’t understand why Hitler doesn’t like the Jews, defending the Jews because they have faith and they contribute to society. Later Scout comes home confused. Miss Gates was at the trial and she was excited to hear Tom Robinson was guilty. This is highly hypocritical on her part because Tom Robinson was a contributor to their society and was a man of faith, the two things Miss Gates had just defended the Jews with. On our society today we see people who are hypocritical towards people without
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