How Does Miss Maudie Use Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Chairman of the Chicago Bulls Jerry Reinsdorf has stated “Discrimination and prejudice of any kind have no place in sports or in our society” Jerry's statement matches To Kill a Mockingbird character Atticus Finch's actions. Atticus and Jerry both have the same opinion of prejudice and racism. Their opinion is racism and prejudice should not belong in a society. Jerry said the quote but Atticus took an action to it. In To kill a Mockingbird, Lee uses symbols and natural elements to teach readers that prejudice can create a hostile society and there are good people who try and stop prejudice. Lee uses Tim, the rabid dog, to show Atticus shooting down racism in Maycomb. Jem and Scout were walking and they saw Tim. They warned the town and…show more content…
Scout, the main character, was talking with Miss Maudie about Atticus's past and his hunting, Miss Maudie said Atticus was a very big Hunter and then he just stopped hunting. Scout was curious and said “wonder why he never goes huntin’ now….. if your father’s anything, he’s civilized in his heart” (Lee 130). Atticus used to be racist but something changed him potentially. Now he is against it. He used to shoot doves which are these beautiful animals that symbolize equality but he stopped and he only has shot a rabid danger to society dog that symbolizes racism. It is teaching that stopping an action or thought that can harm can create a positive outcome. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee uses natural elements to teach her readers that saying something without thinking can cause a monstrosity and can cause a huge negative effect. Lee use of the fire helps readers learn that racism can spread through a town and destroy it. It was Maycomb first snow in a long time and Miss Maudie's House caught on fire during the night. Scout “ saw fire spewing from Miss Maudies dinning room windows… while the fire silently devoured Miss Maudie's house” (Lee 92).
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