Prejudice leads to many consequences. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee shows us how the evils of prejudice impact on the lives of innocent people such as Atticus Finch and Tom Robinson. Atticus Finch, the most famous lawyer in Maycomb County, is a highly respected and honoured individual in the community who becomes a victim of prejudice. Atticus, a white man is defending Tom Robinson, a black man. This is quite peculiar because in Maycomb County, blacks and whites are separated and whites usually despise colored folks.
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, rumors spread and lead to making false assumptions about people, which could cause their reputation to crumble. The novel clearly states many clear and valid points as to why these rumors can affect many people, and how they can change a person 's life in a bad way. Such as in the situation of Dolphus Raymond, Boo Radley, and Tom Robinson. Throughout the novel, many people suffer from the sickening disease of rumors. Don’t try to create rumors about people because it only leads to more damage between the person who spreads rumors, and the person who has rumors spread on them, because it could truly affect their life in ways that are
Folks who thinks they're doing right..not for me to say who. But all they did was stir 'em up (232). "Therefore, those who help people whom are prejudged, become major victims of prejudice. People in Maycomb prejudge Boo Radley and Tom Robinson severely and the most. In To Kill a Mockingbord,Harper Lee Clearly shows how wide spread prejudice is, by using Atticus's standpoint ,Boo Radely, and mostly Tom Robinson's standpoint.
Overall, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee is a novel that does a good job of showing how innocence can be destroyed by the display of evil. Innocence was destroyed many times at the trial. All the kids felt the bad vibes in the courthouse, but it was Jem who took the hardest blow. Jem believed that the court would indict Tom because Atticus provided hard evidence that he was innocent. He thought
A very similar thing happens in To Kill a Mockingbird, when Bob Ewell accuses Tom Robinson of raping his daughter Mayella, but Atticus proves that it was most likely Bob who did it. Bob Ewell, Mayella’s dad, the person who should be protecting her at all costs. The most common injustice in the novel appears when the kids find the case between Tom Robinson and the Ewell family to be unfair, highly illogical, and racist. When the verdict of guilty is revealed to the town, Jem becomes upset and says, “You just can’t convict a man on evidence like that- you can’t”
On page 275 it is quoted “He linked Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children, and Maycomb thought he was trying to write an editorial poetical enough to be reprinted in The Montgomery Advertiser.” A another example of this is on page 174. Scout ends up making Mr. Cunningham question what he is doing when he is trying to kill Tom Robinson. Quoted “He seemed uncomfortable; he cleared his throat and looked away.” The novel To Kill A Mockingbird does do a good job of comparing racism to a disease. After explaining my reasoning do you have the disease? The disease could have come from anyone.
Overall Tom and Victor are villains in the eyes of the people they live with. First of all, Tom Robinson in a villain in the eyes of the town. At first Tom is accused of raping Mayella Ewull. In present day New York this would be a terrible thing to do and, back then it was terrible also. The level of evil is brung up because Tom was black and Mayella was white.
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird shows how Jem, Scout and Boo overcome their loss of innocence and overcome the struggles that Maycomb county and its people throw at them. While Jem, Scout, are just rudimentary kids they face some real world problems and they witness some of the harsh ways people did things but witnessing those things and hearing all the judgemental people is also a detriment to their innocence. The first person to lose their innocence is Boo (Arthur) Radley. He loses his innocence because of the judgemental people in Maycomb. The people in Maycomb are mostly zealots and describe him as a terrible person who has done terrible things but the people saying this story truly don’t know what happened.
In the book, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, has many themes but none more evident than the losses and suffering of innocent people. For example, Mayella Ewell expiriences this theme as she is forced by her father to go along with the false accusation of rape comitted by Tom Robinson. As stated by Atticus Finch it wasn’t Tom but Mayella who committed this, "She was white, and she tempted a Negro. She did something that in our society is unspeakable: she kissed a black man.” (271). Mayella jumped on Tom and Tom couldn’t defend himself because he could hurt her.
To Kill A Mockingbird Stereotypes Around the 1600’s many problems and conflicts had been happening, in today's society some of those problems are pretty much gone such as slavery and so on. But even today we face the same conflicts as before. In the book “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee a problem that is occurring is stereotypes. Stereotypes are a fixed idea of someone or something. Stereotypes have been a big issue, and some of the stereotypes found in this book is, Boo Radley was a crazy person, stereotypes on girls and lastly black people are not equal to white people.