Harper Lee 's ' Kill A Mockingbird ' And ' The Eyes Of Young Jean Louise Finch '

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Best-selling novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) has a deep focus on prejudice in southern America during the 1930 's. Author Harper Lee uses a wide range of characters and experiences through the eyes of young Jean Louise Finch to communicate issues present with prejudice and their long term effects throughout the story. Known as an unfair judgement or action towards someone without solid evidence, the topic of prejudice is supported by Atticus 's famous quote within the novel "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view" Through careful examination of the story and various encounters the children had with prejudice, it is clearly evident that males are the main victims of prejudice throughout the novel, supported by when Scout mentioned in the novel that what she liked about men was that "men weren 't hypocrites"(p258). This also enables the audience to understand Scout 's confusion when Miss Gates said Hitler was in the wrong for being against Jews, yet thought Negroes were filthy people who didn 't deserve any rights.

One of the main victims of prejudice throughout the novel is Arthur Radley, more commonly known as Boo Radley. He is one of the main reasons Atticus mentioned his famous quote to Scout. Throughout the novel, Boo Radley is prejudiced by most Maycomb citizens due to his alienated habits. The citizens, left with questions about the Radley family, attempt to answer their own inquiries by creating stories and rumours…

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