Theme Of Judgement In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In our world today, everyone is judged based on appearance. Sometimes, humans judge others without even realizing it. Boo Radley is an example of a man who has been judged in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Boo was in a mischievous group when he was a teenager. The judge ordered him to a state industrial school but his father explained to the judge that he would keep Boo in check. Maycomb is a small town that passes around rumors; for example, it was said that Boo mutilates the towns people’s pets, and kills his neighbor’s plants. We later learn that Boo is kind, protective, and has watched over Jem and Scout with care as if they were his own. Boo has been judged based on appearance and stories and they are all nothing but malarkey. Dolphus Raymond was thought to be the town drunk even though he had never been a drinker. As Dill was crying about the court case he took a drink from Mr. Raymond’s bag and explained, “Scout, it’s nothing but Coca-Cola.”. …show more content…

Time after time, one person judges another. A majority of judgement is based on first sight. Dolphus Raymond, the thought to be town drunk, just has a different lifestyle than others and is trying to avoid stronger judgement by living a lie. Mr. Dubose, although an old, racist woman, is brave and courageous for the choices she made to live her life by her rules. Finally, Boo Radley, the one judged most of all, put aside the judgement of the town and sacrificed his life for the people in it. He acted as if they were his own. All of these characters put aside life and its ideals and did what they knew was right. People are too caught up in what others think. They think that others know what is best for them. That is way off track. Humans need to start thinking for themselves and thinking highly of themselves because everyone is capable of knowing what they can do. Don’t judge others, because no one wants to be on the other side of

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