To Kill A Mockingbird Racism Essay

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The novel To Kill a Mockingbird shows the great deal of racism and prejudice in the earlier years of America. Throughout the book there are many examples of this. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, the symbols Boo Radley, Calpurnia, and the colored balcony help to develop the important theme of Prejudice and Racism. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Boo Radley is known as one of the least favored characters in Maycomb. The people of Maycomb are extremely prejudice against him even though he never leaves the house. He developed a bad reputation from when he was a young boy. His father made him stay in the house for as long as people can remember because he did not want him causing more trouble. Miss Stephanie Crawford…show more content…
She is treated no differently than any other person in the novel by the family (except Aunt Alexandra). She is generally confused as being a white woman because of this. They talk to her no different, they treat her no different, and they live with her no different. The only person in the family that treats her differently is Aunt Alexandra. She sometimes doesn’t even want her cooking the food for her little parties she has. This is a sign that Aunt Alexandra is somewhat racist and prejudice. Another example of racism and prejudice is when Calpurnia took the white children to her black church. Once they had arrived all of the black people were staring at the little white children. They try to enter the church but are confronted by a black woman who disagrees that the white children should be there. Calpurnia says that they are just like anybody else and should be treated fairly. This shows that she is not racist towards the children and is like a mother figure towards them. After the confrontation Zeebo comes up to greet them, he says, “Mister Jem, we’re mighty glad to have you all here. Don’t pay no ‘tention to Lula, she’s contentious because Reverend Sykes threatened to church her,” (Lee 100). This shows that he is not prejudice towards any kind of
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