Get to know the person as who they really are before you start to judge. In To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, many characters have some very misleading appearances. One side of the book is about Boo Radley living near Atticus. They assume he is a very bad, scary person because he never comes out of the house. From what they see, the house is falling apart and is very dark inside all the time.
Mr.Raymond faces one of the worst ramifications that prejudice bears. The coloured population are outcasts in the town, therefore so is Dolphus by association. To emphasize this, Dolphus states, “Some folks don’t- like the way I live… if I weave a little and drink out of
For instance, Boo Radley, a young man in Maycomb society is considered to be dead due to his introvert nature. As the author quoted, “no, it was not that sort of thing that there were other ways of making people turn into ghosts.” (Lee 14). The Radleys are one of the oldest families in Maycomb but still they do not have any contact with their neighbors. Their son, Boo is believed to be turned into a phantom since nobody ever sees him walking out of his house or interacting with people. Nobody tries to interact with him or try to know the reason behind his loneliness.
I was not smart at all at the moment, I didn’t think about what I was doing at all. The firefighters then came and questioned me after the neighbors saw smoke coming out of the woods. The firefighters came to my house and told me and my parents that I had to go to a class that was going to teach me a lesson on not to play with fire. That day my parents were so mad, they yelled at me and I dropped to tears. After that moment I regretted everything I did and I had to go to the fire classes everyday.
The wealthy people tend to be unwilling to live in poor neighborhoods. All of the rundown homes on Mango Street are occupied by poor people. This quote may also be interpreted in a way reflecting racism throughout the text. In many different vignettes people are treated poorly because of their race. Racism and this text effects Esperanza and everyone around her in a very negative way.
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a book about the racial tensions and segregation that arose in the 1930’s. The general storyline is about the main characters, Scout and Jem. At the start of the story, Jem and Scout were always discriminating against other characters, especially Boo Radley. The town was split in half due to racial segregation and Atticus Finch, their father, was a lawyer who doesn’t care who he’s representing because he’s a man of integrity and decency. Scout and Jem eventually mature and start to understand the dangers of discrimination after they see that Boo Radley is just a human and not the person that they all made him into.
Because people see somebody who is different from them in terms of skin, nationality, and race, they exclude them. For instance; black people are not trustable, they are evil because of their skin, they like, and they are not even human.That, these are just people’s wrong assumptions Atticus’
There is also discrimination of social status. The town of Maycomb has different social classes ranging from the “normal people” like the Finch family to the working class people like the Cunninghams, to the poor people or trash like the Ewells, and dead last are the black folks. Even at the beginning of the book Jem addresses this by saying “The thing about it is, our kind of folks don’t like the Cunninghams, the Cunninghams don’t like the Ewells, and the Ewells hate and despise the colored folks.” Also, Walter Cunningham or the family for that matter are discriminated by Aunt Alexandra who calls him trash and doesn 't want Scout “picking up their habits.” Because of these views, a man named Dolphus Raymond has convinced the entire town that the reason he is raising a child with a black woman is that he is in the clutches of whiskey. While he is really just a sober man with a kind heart but no one will view that acceptable because he is with a black woman. It isn 't illegal for a white man to marry a black woman but society makes it seem like it because of how
Dolphus a rich white man that has a colored wife and family hides the truth from society. While Mr. Dolphus is talking to Scout about why he does what he does, he tells her that, “Secretly, Miss Finch, I’m not much of a drinker, but you see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that’s the way I want to live.”(Lee 268). He lives the way he does so he can live in peace and not have to deal with the constant prejudice of others in the town. Mr. Dolphus knows that he isn’t like the rest of the town so he tries to give people of the town a reason so he can still fit in (Lee 268). He tricks the folks of the town so the hate gets passed by false reasons.