Kill A Mockingbird, By Harper Lee, And The Movie The Help, Scout And Skeeter

1050 Words Jan 20th, 2016 5 Pages
Discrimination has affected the lives of many colored men and women and it still affects the word today. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and the movie The Help, Scout and Skeeter both first hand and second handley face discrimination on a daily basis. To Kill a Mockingbird is a story that focuses on a young girl named Scout Finch. Scout is growing up during the 1930s, a time of discrimination against African Americans. She tries to understand other people 's prejudices but her father teaches her otherwise. In the movie The Help, Skeeter is a grown woman trying to make changes and better the lives of African Americans in the early 1960s. Scout and Skeeter react to racism and discrimination in their own ways. Scout is very young and is influenced by the adults in her town, but she is soon taught that everyone and every race is equal. She has a very confused reaction to the discrimination of African Americans, the African Americans she grew up around were very kind to her, so she was confused why they were treated so differently. Skeeter is more understanding of the prejudices in Jackson. Skeeter is friends with the help, she tries to make her white friends treat them better, and more equal. Also she is writing a novel to raise attention towards the issue named The Help. Both of the girls have similar morals and beliefs. They both believe African Americans should not be treated the way they are, and they both think discrimination is wrong. Scout is an…

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