To Kill A Mockingbird Essay Prejudice

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To Kill A Mockingbird Theme Essay E.B. White once said, “Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get to the facts.” Prejudice blinds good people from the truth making them look like cowards. Clutching to their teachings and refusing to let in new ideas out of fear. Prejudice highlights the human weakness of being incapable of acceptance and change. The fear of change veiling the facts that, in all reality, are completely credible, but completely new. And to believe that truth, would be equivalent to breaking the mold, stepping out of the crowd, it would be standing up for what is morally right but societally wrong. Throughout the novel To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee demonstrates prejudice by having that…show more content…
Now, Maycomb is quite a small and gossipy town. Stories are bound to come up good and bad. However not once do we hear a rumor about Boo being a good person, he is always a psycho or murderer, chained up in the basement. Scout refuses to believe this because of of her innocent ignorance she does not see the point in hating someone you don’t know. Scout decides not to let the town's prejudice get to her, she relies on the facts what she knows about Boo. Scout knows Boo Radley wants to communicate with people, the presents in the knot hole prove that, along with the blanket being draped over her shoulders after Miss Maudie’s house fire. Scout proves that she sees Boo as a normal person and that she wants him to be seen as a good man when she say, “...if Miss Stephanie Crawford was watching from her upstairs window, she would see Arthur Radley escorting me down the sidewalk, as any gentleman would do.”(Lee 281). Scout just wanted Boo to be seen as A good person, not to gloat or show him off but just in case someone in the gossipy neighbor is listening. It is most certainly easier to listen to the prejudice that surrounds instead of having to think and analyze the facts. It is difficulty to stand up against the majority because intimidating, there are no people backing you up in the beginning. One must prove that it is worth standing up for. Tom Robinson is worth standing up for. Mayella Ewell is worth standing up for. Arthur “Boo” Radley is worth standing up for. The outcome of one person standing up and facing the crown could be enough to break the prejudice and get through to the brainwashed minds of good
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