What Does Blue Symbolize In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Numerous ideas are portrayed in Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” and my symbol represents the idea that has affected me the greatest. This particular idea is based around gender inequality and discrimination; which is still a major issue today. ‘Females are taught from a young age that women are inferior to men and are expected to act a certain way’ is the idea reflected by my symbol.

The colour differences of the weights (pink and blue) stereotypically represent the different genders. Throughout the novel it becomes evident that men are considered greater than women, and Scout is slowly being taught that. Despite the weights both being equal masses, the blue is above the pink; symbolising gender hierarchy. Jem refers to Scout as a girl
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