To Kill A Mockingbird 1930 Discrimination Analysis

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“To Maycomb, Tom 's death was typical. Typical of a nigger to cut and run”(Lee). This is just one of the several examples of discrimination throughout the story in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, whether it is against women, people of color, or even people in the lower classes of society. Discrimination is the force that drives the separation and differences in rights between these groups and it also promotes several malicious ideals, this is especially true in the 1930s when discriminatory ideals such as these were prevalent. Discrimination as a driving force of separation is not only seen in To Kill a Mockingbird and the 1930s but also in today 's age. Harper Lee throughout To Kill a Mockingbird showed the reader several situations where someone was being discriminated against, but In this story …show more content…
There are a number of moments in the story where blacks are called derogatory slurs such as nigger and are often seen as the lowest of society because of their skin color. For example, "She was white, and she tempted a Negro. She did something that in our society is unspeakable: she kissed a black man. Not an old Uncle, but a strong young Negro man. No code mattered to her before she broke it, but it came crashing down on her afterwards"(Lee). This quote shows that interactions so innocent and beautiful like love for a black were frowned upon by society because of whites discriminating against blacks and seeing them as less than a human. This isn 't the only example in To Kill a Mockingbird of whites having a problem with white and black interaction. Take Dolphus Raymond, a character in To Kill a Mockingbird who pretends to be drunk because it makes it easier for people to understand why he interacts with blacks in such an affectionate way "I try to give 'em a reason, you see. It helps folks if they can latch onto a reason... folks can say Dolphus Raymond 's in the clutches of whiskey--that 's why he won 't change his ways... that 's why

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