Theme Of Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“The air is the only place free from prejudice,” said Bessie Coleman, the first female pilot of African American descent. Meaning, that everyone has experienced prejudice in their lives, either as victims themselves, or guilty of using prejudice towards others due to differences between them. There are different types of prejudice in To Kill a Mockingbird illustrated by the situations of Boo Radley, Tom Robinson & Dolphus Raymond.

The person who deals with the most prejudice is Boo Radley. "Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that 's why his hands were bloodstained -- if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten, his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time,” said Jem Finch. (Lee 13) That is not fair to him to have that name placed on him without any true facts behind it. Boo Radley has been misjudged by others because he never comes out of his house and so little was known about him. The rumours of ghosts stories the children have heard, increase their fear of Boo Radley. "Every night sound I heard from my cot on the back porch was magnified three-fold; every scratch of feet on gravel was Boo Radley seeking revenge, every passing Negro laughing in the night was Boo Radley loose and after us; insects splashing against the screen were Boo Radley 's insane fingers picking the

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