Prejudice, By Harper Lee Essay

1713 Words Dec 6th, 2015 7 Pages
Prejudice, Makes One Act Differently
“Prejudice is a chain, it can hold you. If you prejudice, you can 't move, you keep prejudice for years. Never get nowhere with that” (Bob Marley). Prejudice is a prevalent notion occurring in the world on a daily basis. Some individuals in the world are discriminated against because of their race; however, race is not the only form of prejudice. In the world, several people will also judge on one’s gender and age as well. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, one is able to identify the prevailing theme of prejudice. The novel is set in the early 1930’s, in a small town of Maycomb. It is about a little girl named Jean Louise Finch, but everyone calls her Scout In the story, Jean’s father Atticus is defending a black man who is accused of rape. Throughout the novel, Scout matures and her brother and her friend Dill always wanted to see Boo Radley, a mysterious man who has been trapped for years, they finally get that chance when someone attacks them. The theme prejudice is also evident in the short story “The Scarlet Ibis”, by James Hurst. This short story is a 5 year old brother named Doodle who has a brother that is embarrassed by him because Doodle cannot walk. His brother is embarrassed by Doodle, but tries to teach him how to walk. They then go for a swimming lesson and something horrific happens to Doodle because his brother does not care about him because he is embarrassed from Doodle. Therefore, it is evident that prejudice is…

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