Essay on Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee And The Help By Tate Taylor

1170 Words Jan 19th, 2016 5 Pages
The funny thing about discrimination is that it does not discriminate. It can be in black versus white, rich versus poor, old versus young, and even between people within the same group. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and The Help by Tate Taylor, the presence of discrimination is seen throughout the duration of both the novel and film. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout cannot quite understand the discrimination against a man who has done nothing to anyone yet is labeled the town drunk, and the discrimination she and Jem face when they go to Calpurnia 's church. Eugenia Phelan or “Skeeter” just cannot fathom all the discrimination that sickens her in her town and she does everything in her power to end racial inequality. In both To Kill a Mockingbird and The Help, Scout and Skeeter live in the midst of some of the worst time periods of discrimination. Skeeter does not stand for it in any way, shape or form, whereas scout cannot quite grasp the full meaning of it to take a stand against it. Skeeter believes in equality for everyone, and even though she does not fully understand why, Scout does as well reflecting their moral beliefs. .
Skeeter finds discrimination demeaning and dehumanizing and more than not reacts with the intent to make a change. While at Elizabeth Leefolts house for their bridge club meeting, Aibileen was serving the women their food, when all of a sudden Hilly Holbrook, or as she believes, queen of the town, has to use the restroom,…

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