To Kill A Mockingbird Essay On Prejudice Analysis

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Today, it seems like everyone has a clear hatred for each other. You can see that on the news, in TV shows and on the radio, but there is no reason for it to be this way. In To Kill A Mockingbird lessons about prejudice, compassion and equality are shown from this American classic. In the book, Jean Louise (Scout) Finch, is growing up in Maycomb County somewhere in Southern Alabama, during an important court trial for her father. What it ends up being is an unforgettable novel of a childhood during a dark time in our country’s history. However, there is an important aspect that needs to be focused on and that is the book’s lesson on prejudice and why it was important for Scout to learn prejudice through the characters of Mrs. Dubose, Tom Robinson and Atticus. Scout learns prejudice from Mrs. Dubose because of the…show more content…
In the book Atticus is seen as the wisest person in Maycomb and from what he says is that could be true. Atticus is a great person to learn about the importance of not prejudging people saying things such as this, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (Lee,27) Atticus tends to find the good in everyone and that is what people should do if they want to really live in equality. What has been explained in this essay is not only what Scout learns through characters in To Kill a Mockingbird, it’s also what we as people should learn about prejudice and do our best to avoid it. Will we ever eliminate prejudice? No, It’s human nature to have first impressions about everything, and there will always be evil people in world however, rather instead of trying to eliminate prejudice, we should work together to get to know one another better and not separate ourselves based on our
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