Essay on Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1064 Words Jan 19th, 2016 5 Pages
Discrimination is a huge problem in our society and happens almost everywhere still to this day. Statistics of discrimination say that racism hurts chances for Americans and many more races. Discrimination is so extreme that people will even be denied for jobs they apply for because of their race. In To Kill a Mockingbird and The Help there are many ways that discrimination is showcased, especially between the blacks and whites. To Kill a Mockingbird has racism in many ways especially in the Tom Robinson case which has a devastating ending. This racial discrimination ties into The Help which is also about a town struggling with racial discrimination. In Jackson they treat their maids terribly and could care less about their well being. Scout and Skeeter are both very strong individuals and are not afraid to stand up for what they believe in, even if they know it is what everyone else is against. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird Scout is very against the discrimination that is going on in her town. Atticus sits Jem and Scout down to talk about how much injustice and unfairness goes on in their town because of racism. Atticus says “ There is something in our world that makes men lose their heads- they couldn 't be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it is a white man 's word against a black man 's word, the white always wins.”(Lee 252) This quote shows Scouts moral beliefs because when her father says this to her she is completely confused as to why people would act…

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