To Kill A Mockingbird Essay Examples

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Everyday, people are judged by the way they look or act. They are judged because people are either ignorant or too lazy to find out who a person really is on the inside. Some have tried to help this issue by saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover”, however the act of stereotyping this theme is evident in today’s society. It was also evident during the Great Depression and in the plot of the novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. In both real life and in the novel, and it is not until someone walks in another's shoes that they know what their life is actually like. There are multiple examples in “To Kill A Mockingbird” and current life that support this theme. One example of judging someone in “To Kill A Mockingbird’ is Walter Cunningham. Walter did not have a clean appearance, and because of this, Scout judged him as not having as high of a standard of living as herself.
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One pair of examples that relate to each other are Scout and Walter Cunningham, and “The Voice”. Both show that appearance should not be a factor in determining who a person really is. Another pair of examples that relate to each other are Jem and Mrs. Dubose and the book designer Chip Kidd. Jem learns not to judge Mrs. Dubose because she can’t help the way she acts and Chip Kidd always looks into what he is about to read. Both show that things shouldn't be judged until you have information about them, if judged at all.
People will continue to be judged and stereotyped as long as the world lasts even though it's not right. The statement “don’t judge a book by its cover” will continue to be a guideline for people, however not all are willing to actually do it. The theme was around during the time of the book “To Kill A Mockingbird” and is still around today. People need be educated to help understand that people are different and should be accepted for who they
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