In the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee many people in the town of Maycomb are treated very differently due to their skin color, or rumors they heard from people. Arthur “Boo” Radley was treated differently because he was never seen. When truly Boo isn't any of what they think but because people look at the outside of a person they judge them and treat people different because they aren't like them. The author reveals that it is important to recognize that all humans deserve respect regardless of their status in society. One of the main examples of this theme in “To Kill a Mockingbird” is when the community of Maycomb is being racist towards their African American community.
The differences between the Jewish people and the average German was pointed out with great hostility upon the rise of the Nazi Party. Intolerance can form through fear of other people or beliefs. It can result in the separation of groups of people as well as the destruction of their properties, social status, and ideas. Intolerance is the disapproval of differences in religion, actions, looks, or even social class. SD2
The Nuremberg laws had caused the Jews to feel isolated from society and had affected them in various ways. “Adolf Hitler announced the Nuremberg Laws on September 15, 1995” (“ Nuremberg Laws”). This was when the laws were released and when everything had changed for the Jewish people. Also, when these laws were released it had also caused the Jewish people to feel defenseless because they had gotten their freedom and rights stolen from them. These law basically helped the Germans overpower the Jewish people.
Many historians denote that there are so many reasons as to why Jews were and still are being hated and persecuted and here are a few. It is felt that the Jews are hated and persecuted because they either possess a lot of power or are worthless, responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and seen as a threat to racial purity through assimilation. The Sinai Jews were among the Jews that were hated the most. They were hated and persecuted because they believed that there was only one God that mankind or God's chosen people are suppose to believe in and serve. That belief alone caused confusion between the Sinai Jews and others.
Race is part of the story that ties everything together. The Tom Robinson trial had a negative outcome because of race. As Atticus was defending Tom the jury would still lean towards Bob and Mayella Ewell’s side of the story, because Bob was a strong, white man and Tom is a poor, black man. Atticus Finch received a lot of hate while he was defending Tom. The people of Maycomb did not agree with a white man defending a black man.
Hitler hated the Jews so much, for many different reasons, that he'd torture them and most of the time he'd execute them. “Germany's problems are all caused by the Jews.”, Hitler would say. He believed that Jews started World War I. He also thought that they started Great Depression. People led on to believe him.
Hitler had a harsh opinion of Jews that turned his hate into an obsession. Many historians believe that the reasons behind his anti-Semitism prove that he was an insane man who blamed Jews for all the evil in the world. Hitler’s belief led to the Holocaust that killed millions of people after World War I. One of the biggest theory of why Hitler hated Jews, was because he believed them to be the cause of Germany’s loss in WWI. Hitler believes Jews were behind the ultimate victory of the Allies.
The most sickening opinion that we are told to have is when we are forced to treat people with disabilities and special needs differently than others. Prior to the twentieth century social attitudes to people with special needs were that these people were believed to be unhealthy or defective. Many people pitied others with disabilities or were scared of them (Brutner). This is horrendous and disgusts me. These people are human too, and as previously mentioned bleed red along with you and I. Arthur Radley in the book To Kill A Mockingbird has a mind that works slower than the average Joe, because he has a mental disability he is made fun of and labeled as an outcast.
They are what is considered "poor white trash". The only lower class in the town were the African American people living in the town. This ties in to racial discrimination that leads to unfair society because tom Robinson is a black man that is accused of raping Mayella Ewell even though evidence contradicts he ever committed the crime. He was found guilty due to the fact he is a black man and it’s his word against a white man’s word this is an unfair society because the people of Maycomb county had to side with the Ewells even though Tom Robinson is innocent because the Ewells are white. Furthermore, this ties in with the quote that jack said “The jury couldn’t possibly be expected to take Tom Robinsons word over the Ewells” (Lee.
Firstly, the stereotype that people who do bad things are supposedly evil and scary is shown through the characters, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. Tom Robinson is seen as an evil and scary person because he is accused for raping and assaulting Mayella Ewell. Tom Robinson is hated by a majority of the white people in Maycomb except for a white lawyer who is ready to stand up for someone who is innocent. Later on in the novel, Tom Robinson ends up committing suicide himself because he did not want to be put in prison for something he did not do.