Kill A Mockingbird By ' Don 't Judge A Book By Its Cover Essay

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There 's the old saying popularized by one of the musician Bo Diddley 's song “Don’t judge a book by its cover, but by its contents”. Even though everyone knows the old saying, people still judge each other right from their first glance. Regardless it is human nature to judge people or things to prepare for possible upcoming situations. But it is those people who choose to act upon their false judgments, who tend to be called the racist, or the inconsiderate ones. The book To Kill a Mockingbird principally concerns itself with the idea that people can not judge or determine each others personalities by just their appearance alone. Just like how a certain lawyer in Maycomb, Atticus always says “...to get along better with all kinds of people you must consider things from their point of view - Until you climb into their skin and walk around in it” (Lee, 39). Humans can not really understand each other by only taking one look at a them and it is not good to.

From the first glance of a person, people start to judge each other by the colour of their skin, the clothes that they wear or even how their face is composed of. Thats where people’s prejudices get the better of them, they cloud their judgement of others with stereotypes and such. Just like how the people of Maycomb in To Kill a Mockingbird treat the black community, with distaste, in particular a man named Tom Robinson. A middle aged man who is convicted for supposedly raping a nineteen year-old white girl. The…

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