Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

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iscrimination in Maycomb

What would you do if you were African American and someone called you a “nigger”? How would you react? In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, black and white people are segregated due to racial discrimination and the Jim Crow law. In the novel, the message is “you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it" (Lee 39). In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, the discrimination towards black people limits and destroys who they are. They include the everlasting racial segregation in black society, the bitterness and cruelty towards the Finch family and black community from Bob Ewell and Mrs. Dubose view, and how Tom Robinson was treated during the trial.
First, the excruciating racial segregation in black society includes in the discrimination at Calpurnia’s church, where the black people have to sit during the trial and where black people live in Maycomb because of racial segregation. The racial segregation at Calpurina 's church, against white people demonstrates the physical segregation of races. Lulu, one of the black lady 's at Calpurnia 's church was discriminating Scout and Jem because they are white folks. In the novel, Lulu asks Calpurnia, “I want to know why you bringin ' white chillum to nigger church?" (158). Lulu is asking this question because since the black people are not allowed to attend white church, why should white people be allowed to…

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