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What Are The Similarities Between Black Like Me And To Kill A Mockingbird

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Both stories, To Kill a Mockingbird and Black Like Me contain racial segregation. The quote, "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it"(Lee 30). is said to Scout by Atticus in To Kill a Mockingbird. Both of these novels can relate to this quote.

In To Kill a Mockingbird, this quote relates to two main characters; Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. Now, Boo Bradley was known as a monster because he never came out of his house and everyone was spooked by the idea of him. However, Scout saw the real side of him. She saw that he was a friendly man once she got to know him. The quote is also similar to the book when it comes to Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson was judged for his skin color. He was black and that's the only thing the whites saw him as; he wasn't considered the same as them. In conclusion, this quote can identify with this book because you can't understand how someone feels until you walk into their shoes; see things from their perspective. …show more content…

In Black Like Me, there were the blacks and the whites. A man named John Howard Griffin was one of many to want to experience the life of blacks (in the 1950's). Griffin received the courage to "climb into his skin and walk around in it". Now, there were many instances where he was treated differently just because his skin was black. For example, he couldn't use the same bathroom as whites; they had separate faculties. Then, there were many instances when white folks were rude to him; a man told him that he couldn't sit in a public park. To wrap up, you can never really understand someone until you live their

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