Discrimination And Discrimination For Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1013 Words Jan 20th, 2016 5 Pages
Discrimination is an issue that surrounds people in their everyday lives. From the media to different product brands and to people 's ideologies. These are all ways society exhibits different types of discrimination. To Kill a Mockingbird and The Help both include racial and gender discrimination. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the 1930s in Alabama. In this time the South was very segregated and African-americans were very much discriminated against. Another issue was gender discrimination. People did not view women the same as men; they were not seen to have as many opportunities as men. This becomes an issue for main character Scout, who is a Tomboy. The Help takes place in the early 1960s. During this time the South was still very segregated and racist. Characters like Skeeter do not approve of the racism and how African- Americans were viewed as less-than and dehumanized by many, including Skeeter 's friends. Woman here were mostly expected to get married, have children, and participate in ladies’ clubs. They definitely did not have the same opportunities as men in activities like jobs. Scout and Skeeter have the same reactions to discrimination and do not stand up for what they believe, and this shows their moral beliefs. Scout does not stand up for herself when she feels disrespected. Her brother Jem offenders Scout by telling her she is acting so much like a girl. She is hesitant to stand up for what she believes in and be brave. Jem says, “I swear , Scout,…

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