Prejudice Quotes From To Kill A Mockingbird

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When Jem, Scout, and Calpurnia go to church, after a bit of scuffle between Jem and Scout,Calpurnia, tells them to go to a First Purchase African M.E. Church, called that way “because it was paid for from the first earnings of freed slaves”(157).Since this place was built by African Americans “ Negroes worshiped in it on Sundays and white men gambled in it on weekdays” pg 157.

Lee’s provides even more development for her theme of racism by once again giving a very clear understanding of prejudice to the reader as she makes something honorable as prideful as building a church to African Americans a task at the time was very hard to do since they barely got any money to completely be disregarded for the white as they do something carefree with it like gambling. With this Lee provides a heavy contrast on how the African Americans were to the church being grateful and respectful, compared to the white people disregard the prosperity of the church simply because it was built by “negros” pg 157.

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When Scout talks about the caste system in Maycomb she brings up Aunt Alexandra and how she “fitted into the world of Maycomb like a hand into a glove” pg 175 however, since Scout, and Jem lived a very off lifestyle she never fit “ into the world of Jem and [Scout]” pg 175

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