How Society Affects Everyone Good Or Bad Essay

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Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome. ~Rosa Parks In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Mrs Harper Lee shows her readers how society affects everyone good or bad. During the time of the great depression Scout, Jem, and Tom Robinson are influenced by society to think for themselves, look beyond the curtain of innocence, and take chances. Society’s rumors and lies no longer have a great affect on Scout. In the beginning of the book Scout, Jem, and Dill assumes that all the rumors are true, about anyone who is obviously not able or willing to be part of "normal" society, specifically about Boo Radley. Previous to the trial, Scout occupied herself with school, playing, and trying to make Boo Radley come out. The Radley’s were already considered unorthodox, but the community thought Boo was even more anomalous than everyone else. Whispers circulated and spread accusations about the Radley’s; “Boo bit off his mother 's finger one night when he couldn 't find any cats or squirrels to eat.” (Chapter 4) “While his mother sat around the house and cried, "Boo slowly whittled away all the furniture in the house." (Chapter 4) "Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks." (Chapter 1) "He dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch." (Chapter 1) “His hands were bloodstained because once you ate a raw animal, the blood would not wash off.” (Chapter 1) were spread…

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