Bias and prejudice influence the way people judge, think, and form opinions about other people or situations. Although they still exist today, bias and prejudice were especially present during the 1930’s in small, rural towns across the country. There were many examples of bias and prejudice in the book To Kill A Mockingbird. Harper Lee conveys that bias and prejudice are negative and effected Tom Robinson and the Cunninghams in an unfavorable way. In the story, Tom Robinson was accused of rape.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee argues that prejudice can affect people's decisions. She uses people like the Cunninghams, Ewells, Aunt Alexandra and Tom Robinson to develop her argument. One event that shows that prejudice can affect people's decisions, is when Miss Caroline, the school teacher tried to give a quarter to Walter Cunningham because he didn’t have a lunch. “Went to her desk and opened her purse. “Here’s a quarter” she said to Walter.
Prejudice Have you ever gotten looked down on because you’re not the same color as the person standing next to you? Or have you never been treated equally because they don't respect your religion? Being prejudice does not make you a big man or cool or popular it's a very bad thing if you are prejudice because you think you're above that person just because of the way they look or what religion they are. I will be typing about prejudice and what it means and examples from books such as The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Merchant of Venice also Defiance (Holocaust Unit).
In today’s world we are very well aware of racial discrimination which remains an issue in our country. Racial discrimination is present everywhere we see it in our everydays lives yet we choose to ignore. The book To Kill A Mockingbird presents a topic of racial discrimination depicting it in a character called Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson reminds us of the dark past of racial discrimination which shows us the power of simply being a different color.
Only one year after its release, Harper Lee’s book To Kill a Mockingbird earned the glamorous Pulitzer Prize. This book contains various themes strung throughout, including the theme of social discrimination by class, often to the poor or black. One can see this subject primarily in the court case regarding the accusation of Tom Robinson, the defendant, by Mr. Ewell, the prosecutor, who respects blacks like the dirt beneath his feet. Social class also evidences itself in the contempt of people like the Cunninghams by the higher-up classes of people. High class citizens often are respectable, polite, and courteous, performing proper mannerisms and for the most part treating others well.
prejudice was very bad and strong in the 1930 and it's even talked about and shown in the book How To Kill A mockingbird by to specific carácter which are Heck Tate and Bob Ewell throughout the book they are very racist and unfair to african Americans. The book How To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is being told by the main character Scout Finch and in the story you meet his father Atticus finch who is a layer in a case involving a black man that supposedly raped a white girl named mayella his father strives to prove the black man named tom Robinson is not guilty scout and his brother Jem grow throughout the book by all the things that happen in their town of maycomb. jem and scout grow throughout the story because of all the racism that
The game played by the children Scout, Jem, and Dill in the book To Kill a Mockingbird emphasizes their ignorance and prejudice towards things they don’t understand. Such as when they talk about Boo Radley being dead, “Besides, I don’t think he’s still there. He died years ago and they stuffed him up the chimney.” This dismissal of the possibility that they might feel shame for their actions reflects the theme of ignorance to a tee. The apparent incapability to feel shame is apparent in them when they continue the game in front of all the neighbors, save Nathan Radley.
Martin Luther King Jr. once said “We must learn to live together as brothers, or perish together as fools.” He was, at the time, leading a movement referring to discrimination and prejudice, and it’s entirety of hatred throughout America, just as Harper Lee was referring to prejudice and racism throughout her book buy showing the reader the problems through an innocent childrens’ eyes. As the reader discovers one of the main characters of the book, Boo Radley, the reader realizes that the kids are pre-judging Boo Radley because they believed all the rumors that were spread by the gossips and the superstitious. They think that he is a murderer and was confined to his house because of it. From Jem's description, the reader sees Boo Radley as a monster, with yellow rotting teeth and a scar across his face.
Part of the human nature consists of racial judgment towards others. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, presents themes of gender bias, justice, and social class. But one of the main focuses in the book is racism. Most of the people in Maycomb County show racial judgments, opinions, and comments against African American people, as well as white people. Jem and Scout learn the power of racism and what it does to people, as they experience certain situations.
Lastly, as a child grows, they discover more about the different ways a person views others through racism, stereotypes and/or discrimination. This means that when children are naive, they don 't have a clue about the inequality we have in this world. Learning about racism can change a child’s perspective towards their community because they no longer think of everybody to be equally accepting to everyone, including to both white and black people. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, the author shows how the children have no clue about racism in the courtroom. This quote demonstrates that when children are inexperienced, they do not yet know about the discrimination other categories of races are faced with.