What Are Some Examples Of Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The Prejudice of Maycomb Prejudice is an unreasonable opinion formed without enough prior knowledge to be fair and completely accurate. This happens in How To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and it takes place during the 1930´s in Maycomb, Alabama. Prejudice is shown by the jury when Atticus gives more than enough information for Tom Robinson to be proven innocent. But the jury shows prejudice when it comes to blacks. Gender prejudice is shown when they won´t let women be a part of the jury. But there are a few members in the town that believe everyone was created equal. One of the Cunningham´s that was on the jury believe this and that 's why he held out as long as he could at the trial. Throughout How To Kill a Mockingbird there is a division in the community by race, gender, and class. To give an example of class prejudice the Cunningham´s are poorer than most families in the town. They…show more content…
Gender prejudice is shown at the trail when they won 't let the women of Maycomb be a part of the jury. ¨"For one thing, Miss Maudie can 't serve on a jury because she 's a woman-¨ (Lee 296). They think that the women won 't understand anything that happens in the trail. It is also shown in the stereotype of women where they expect ladies to dress up in a dress everyday. For example, when Aunt Alexandra sees Scout in jeans and a shirt and not a dress she gets mad at her for not being a proper lady. Throughout How To Kill a Mockingbird there is a division in the community by race, gender, and class. Racial prejudice is shown when the jury declares Tom Robinson guilty based on his color. Gender prejudice is shown when they won 't let women serve on the jury. Class prejudice is shown when the Cunningham´s are as poor as the Ewell 's but have more moral and pride than them so they are treated better than. I hope that the whole town will see where it went wrong. They will stop having a division in the community. I hope that the world today will stop having divisions in the
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