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Theme Of Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“Scout, I’m beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time…” (227). Prejudice and discrimination are major issues that are present in the town of Maycomb; Scout and her brother Jem are young children who learn about the disturbing existence of the bigotry that they were previously unaware of in their familiar southern hometown throughout the trial of Tom Robinson, an innocent African American who is accused of rape by a white woman. To Kill a Mockingbird introduces a world that harbors prejudice against some of its very citizens and describes how discrimination was a major flaw in society and still is a flaw present day society. The author, Harper Lee develops a major theme of people should not discriminate against others solely due to prejudice on the basis of differences for it leads to consequences using dialogue between the characters, thoughts from the narrator 's perspective, and descriptions of beliefs during the time period throughout the book To Kill a Mockingbird. Dialogue spoken in conversations between the characters develop the major theme of people should not discriminate against others solely due to prejudice on the basis of differences for it leads to consequences. Characters like Calpurnia, who experience the discrimination due to the color of their skin know there are only “a handful of people in this town who say fair play is not marked white only; the handful of people
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