“Scout, I’m beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time…” (227). Prejudice and discrimination are major issues that are present in the town of Maycomb; Scout and her brother Jem are young children who learn about the disturbing existence of the bigotry that they were previously unaware of in their familiar southern hometown throughout the trial of Tom Robinson, an innocent African American who is accused of rape by a white woman. To Kill a Mockingbird introduces a world that harbors prejudice against some of its very citizens and describes how discrimination was a major flaw in society and still is a flaw present day society. The author, Harper Lee develops a major theme of people should not discriminate against others solely due to prejudice on the basis of differences for it leads to consequences using dialogue between the characters, thoughts from the narrator 's perspective, and descriptions of beliefs during the time period throughout the book To Kill a Mockingbird.
rejudice in Maycomb in the 1930 's in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The prominent theme of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird is the portrait of prejudice, in a small southern American town called Maycomb in the 1930’s. Maycomb is believed to be a replica, of the town Monroeville where the author Harper Lee grew up. Her knowledge of the society in Monroeville (Maycomb) enables her to hit the reader with more impact; she can portray her views on prejudice and discrimination with stronger force and focus. She gives a realistic representation of people’s attitudes in the Deep South in the 1930’s.
We are born ignorant, with no knowledge, for a reason. We need to earn it; we need to experience it. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a novel based around a 6 year-old girl named Scout. It takes place in the 1930’s right in the middle of the Great Depression. In the book, Scout turns from an inexperienced child to a mature young lady.
How did prejudice happen in this world that God made? Prejudice is an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason. In this world, there are a lot of prejudice. Prejudice doesn´t happen suddenly but it happens from a root. Everything happens from a root and that causes to be or do something.
Demolishing a cement wall is unthinkable when a hammer is absent, and strengthening a community is impossible when they are lacking impartiality . Harper Lee presented a society packed with prejudice in To Kill a Mockingbird, . Lee portrayed various types of prejudice using the jury in Tom Robinson’s rape trial, the role of women in [the trial], and Arthur Radley’s social reputation within the society. Racial, sexist, and social prejudice demonstrated the lack of growth in the Maycomb community.
Cultural norms are what make and shape a society. They are the guidelines, and or patterns, that are to be followed, in order to be considered a normal, typical, everyday citizen. As such, it does not matter if the norms are right or wrong. As long as the citizen is still a part of their society, right and wrong does not matter, as far as they are concerned. In the case of To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the cultural norm, of Maycomb County, embraces the wrong, in the form of extreme prejudice behavior.
Maycomb is prejudice in so many ways. The way they live life is through racism and money. They don't treat black people and poor people right. They humiliate the poor, make fun of negro and negro protectors. White people feel like everything is their property.
Embedded Quote (Context and quote) with page number Your Response When Jem, Scout, and Calpurnia go to church, after a bit of scuffle between Jem and Scout,Calpurnia, tells them to go to a First Purchase African M.E. Church, called that way “because it was paid for from the first earnings of freed slaves”(157).Since this place was built by African Americans “ Negroes worshiped in it on Sundays and white men gambled in it on weekdays” pg 157. Lee’s provides even more development for her theme of racism by once again giving a very clear understanding of prejudice to the reader as she makes something honorable as prideful as building a church to African Americans a task at the time was very hard to do since they barely got any money to completely be disregarded for the white as they do something carefree with it like gambling. With this Lee provides a heavy contrast on how the African Americans were to the church being grateful and respectful, compared to the white people disregard the prosperity of the church simply because it was built by “negros” pg 157. Embedded Quote (Context and quote) with page number
What if the world was still the same as it was back during the great depression. What if this was the truth. In To Kill a Mockingbird readers can see how prejudice affected people of color back then, and how it’s not so different from today. In the novel readers will find unfairness in court, hate crimes, and segregation. Today readers can still find these same issues, but in different forms.
In To Kill A Mockingbird there are many example of individuals being prejudice. People being prejudice has been around for centuries and has not exactly went away. In this essay i will being showing you examples of people being prejudiced in To Kill A Mockingbird. There are many examples but i’m only going to go over a few of them.