To Kill A Mockingbird Stereotypes Essay

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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. Firstly, an example of stereotypes in this book is all about Boo Radley. Just because he never came out and had to be taken care of by his brother everyone thought…show more content…
Today we have mostly overcome that. But in the book there are many situations where this occurs. For one is when Calpurnia; the slave that lives with the Finchs always called Jem and Scout by Sir and Ma'am, even though she is the older one and SIr and Ma'am should be used for older people not for people who are younger for you; “ Hush your mouth sir! ! Don’t matter who they are, anybody sets foot in this house’s …”. This shows how Calpurnia; a black slave has to give respect to whom she is slaved by. Another example of this stereotype is when Ms. Ewell kissed Mr. Robinson and lied about it after because that was against the law and if anyone found out it would be a shame to the family. This is because a black person is not equal to a white person because of there colour. This is a stereotype because it is saying that because of the colour of your skin you are not equal and you don't get the same rights. In conclusion many stereotypes are built on assumptions and very little background knowledge. All of these stereotypes were based on background knowledge of something else. For Boo is was based on the rumours, for the the girls and how black people aren't equal is based on our society. As the story goes on many of the stereotypes are revealed to the
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