Analysis Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

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Prejudism is Real
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite,” said Nelson Mandela, civil rights activist. This quote explains the prejudism going on in To Kill a Mockingbird because there’s judging going on with everyone and the young kids in the story don’t see why it happens because they weren’t born to discriminate. I think everybody is treated unfairly in some way or another and I think that no matter who you are or what you do, you’ll be judged by someone for it. In To Kill a Mockingbird, different types of prejudism are shown in the situations of Tom Robinson, the Ewell family, and Boo Radley. Tom Robinson was judged because of his race, the Ewell family was judged because they were poor and dirty, and Boo Radley was judged because he stayed inside and was different from anyone else.
In the story, Tom Robinson was judged solely on his race. He was convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, but was seen as guilty because of the color of his skin. "As you grow older, you 'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don 't you forget it﹘whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash,” said Atticus (Lee 220). This…

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