To Kill A Mockingbird Appearance Vs Reality Analysis

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Appearance VS. Reality

In the novel To Kill a MockingBird written by Harper Lee there are many events that occur that show the theme of appearance vs Reality. Throughout the story Boo radley is looked at as a monster that hides in his house and scares children. Mrs.Dubose is an old lady who had a morphine addiction and Tom robinson is known for sexualy abuseing a young white woman. There are many characters in To Kill A Mockingbird that are seen differently from whom they truly are in reality, this is because in this era people look at black people differently and don’t treat them as equally than they would look at white man or woman during this time.

Jem states "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 out, and he drooled most of the time." ( 13) . Here Jem is explaining what he thinks boo radley looks like. People in Maycomb picture him as a scary monster because the story everyone
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Tom was accused of raping and beating Mayella Ewell. One would expect someone who would do such a thing to have a certain look about him. Although Tom is a rather large man, he has a crippled arm and is very humble and soft-spoken. He always helped out Mayella when she needed it. When he goes to Court the jury says You're a mighty good fellow, it seems—did all this for not one penny?" we find out during his testimony that he feels sorry for Mayella and only stops by to help her because she seems to have no one else to do so. That statement Exhibits that he is just a kind and generous man that was trying to help but instead he got judged and accused for it, more than likely because he was a black man which meant he was thought of as
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