To Kill A Mockingbird Labeling Analysis

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labeling people has gone on for a long time and it happens everywhere at home,church,school and work. labeling affects a lot of people in good and bad ways. when people are labeled it makes them feel like they can’t do certain things because of their label, or make them feel like they have to do certain things because they want to keep their reputation on their name, making them feel like they are in a box. labeling people can also be racist. Harper Lee shows examples of labeling in the novel to kill a mockingbird. labeling people can affect people in good and bad ways.
The first way Harper Lee shows an example of labeling she shows some people have a harder time of doing things because of their label. In the novel it states ‘what is it jean louis’‘miss.Caroline he is a Cunningham’ I sat back down, ‘what jean louis’(lee, 20) In this situation it shows some people have a harder time at being able to do things because of their label because, the label Cunningham, Cunningham couldn’t take the money because he knew he wouldn’t be able to
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In the novel it states “cecil jacobs made me forget he had announced in the schoolyard the day before that scout finch's daddy defended niggers i denied it but told jem” (lee, 74) this piece of texts shows labels affect people because labeling could be racist because the white children where labeling tom Robinson as a nigger. In the novel it also states “depends how you look at it he said what was one negro more or less among two hundred of em he wasn't tom to them he was escaping prisoner” (lee, 235) this piece of text shows labels affect people because labeling could be racist because all the townspeople thought tom robinson was guilty because he was black but if he was white he would have not been guilty. In both of these texts it shows that Since tom robinson was black he would never win the trial even tho he did nothing
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