To Kill A Mockingbird Society Quotes

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“The world is full of people who think different is synonymous with wrong” - David Levithan. In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, she writes about a county named Maycomb that is fearful of anyone that is different from them. Jean Louise Finch, often called scout in the book, grows up in a xenophobic society. Scout grows up alongside her older brother Jem, her father, Atticus and their family’s mother-figure caretaker named Calpurnia. When Scout’s father is asked by Judge Taylor to defend a black man named Tom Robinson, he faces harmful backlash from the community. Through this harsh reaction, Scout begins to understand how society works, and how unaccepting society really is. Harper Lee reveals how the citizens of Maycomb county condemn others who …show more content…

The citizens of Maycomb criticize Tom Robinson because he differs from society's cultural norm and because he is a different race which affects how society treats him. “You know how they are. Easy come, easy go. Just shows you that Robinson bou was legally married, they say he kept himself clean, went to church and all that, but when it comes down to the line veneer’s mighty thin. Ni**er always come out in ‘em.” (322). This quote uses imagery to show more into Tom Robinson’s life. With the description it gives society might imagine the description being a white man when it says “they say he kept himself clean, went to church and all that”. But with the quote and its entirety it is actually a black man. Which shows that society did not realize that black people do the same things as white folks. Society as a whole judges and gossips about Dolphus Raymond because his children break societal norms which shows that the town has a fear of change. “They don’t belong anywhere. Colored folks won’t have ‘em because they are half white; white folks won’t have them because they’re half colored, so they just in betweens, don’t

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