To Kill A Mockingbird Discrimination And Prejudice Analysis

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Martin Luther King Jr. once said “We must learn to live together as brothers, or perish together as fools.” He was, at the time, leading a movement referring to discrimination and prejudice, and it’s entirety of hatred throughout America, just as Harper Lee was referring to prejudice and racism throughout her book buy showing the reader the problems through an innocent childrens’ eyes. As the reader discovers one of the main characters of the book, Boo Radley, the reader realizes that the kids are pre-judging Boo Radley because they believed all the rumors that were spread by the gossips and the superstitious. They think that he is a murderer and was confined to his house because of it. From Jem's description, the reader sees Boo Radley as a monster, with yellow rotting teeth and a scar across his face. One instance of discrimination in To Kill a Mockingbird is when Calpurnia was the Finch's house maid. As the Finch’s were white as Calpurnia was black, this shows how the black people were in a low class of society compared to white people. As Scout and Jem visited her all black church, this also represents how whites and blacks were not to be seen together in society. Lastly, when Scout…show more content…
The reader finds that the jury, which was composed of all white men, was not fair. When Tom is accused of raping Bob Ewell's daughter, Mayella, the town held a trial. The reader gets a sense of hope that Atticus will win the case for Tom and let him live. The book ultimately lets the reader down because Harper Lee wants to emphasis the cruelty of discrimination and racism of the town of Maycomb in that era of time. The jury decides that Tom Robinson is guilty, which puts him in the electric chair. This decision by the jury was made mainly because the town would have been outraged if a black man and his community had won over a court case against a white
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