What Are The Stereotypes In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Stereotypical Mockingbirds Mrs.Dubose told Jem, “‘ Your father’s no better than the niggers and trash he works for.’” (Lee 117). In every small town the people there are stereotyped into different groups. Maycomb county is no different. They are set apart based on skin color, gender, and how poor or rich they are. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee teaches her audience about stereotypes using three groups of people: the Finches, Negroes, and white trash. The Finches represent the good in the world. There are many people who act like a Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. Mr. Link Deas said, “ I just want the whole lot of you to know one thing right now. That boy’s worked for me eight years an’ I ain’t had a speck o’ trouble outa him. Not a speck.” (Lee 222). Mr. Link Deas stood up for Tom Robinson because he believes everyone should be treated equally. After, the trial; Bob Ewell stopped Atticus at the post office and spat in his face. Atticus sarcastically said, “ I wish Bob Ewell wouldn’t chew tobacco.”(Lee 248). This said so much about Atticus’s character; he didn’t stoop down to his level. A Finch is someone who tries to do the right thing; which there are many characters who obtain this trait.…show more content…
Braxton Underwood was one of the many who despised the Negroes. According to Atticus, “‘ Braxton... despises Negroes, won’t have one near him’” (Lee 178). This disease, racism, is spreading through Maycomb. During, the trial Atticus said a very powerful speech about the evil assumption about Negroes. “ The assumption… that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro men are not to be trusted around our women…” (Lee 232). Even though there are many Negroes who are kind and thoughtful they are defined by this assumption. Most of the Negroes mentioned in To Kill a Mockingbird are like the Finches such as Tom Robinson, Reverend Sykes, and Link
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