To Kill A Mockingbird Prejudice Quotes

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In the book, and in everyday life, prejudice is often promoted and portrayed by those who are only a step above the lowest class or people who are part of the normal crowd against people who are different. When talking about the insulting name that Atticus is being called, he said “Ignorant, trashy people use it when they think somebody’s favoring Negroes over and above themselves” (Lee 108). It’s clear that he doesn’t support this type of vocabulary and he thinks that low people are prone to use it. In relation to low classes, an example is the Ewell’s treatment and vocabulary towards people who are one step lower than them like Tom Robinson. Another example of a majority against the minority is the treatment of the Finches. One reason is …show more content…

The color of someone’s skin and their financial stability shouldn’t affect how others see the quality of their character. A white man such as Bob Ewell, can be a neglectful drunk who sexually, physically and verbally abuses his children, but in Maycomb where prejudice exists the fact that he is white gives his unproven accusations more justification than the word of a good black man. In the case of Mr.Cunningham, he is poor, making financial stability hard for him to achieve. Regardless of this, the honor that he possesses proves that his financial situation, just like Tom Robinson’s racial situation, doesn’t affect whether he has good character traits or not. Atticus supports equality and shows that all people have done wrong when he says “There is not a person in this courtroom who has never told a lie, who has never done an immoral thing, and there is no man living who has never looked upon a woman without desire”(Lee #). Atticus shows that skin color doesn’t affect whether a person sins or makes mistakes because all people do. Through the events that happen in the town and the teachings of Atticus Finch to his children, the reader learns that it’s not right to allow prejudice to exist in the world because when it does unworthy men like Bob Ewell get to walk through life and hurt others while innocent men like Tom Robinson have to take the blame just because his race brought down his

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