Prejudice Quotes In To Kill A Mockingbird

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By: Travis Nelson, Mrs. Sorensen, 6th Hour, 10-27-15

¨Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.¨ This quote was spoken by Rosa Parks, famous civil rights leader, and this quote has a lot of truth contained inside. Racism will always be here, and doesn 't plan on leaving anytime soon. Also it is about how people and or children have to deal with this, hopefully in a peaceful, but yet respectable manner. Everywhere in the world, there is prejudice, should it stop? Yes. Will it stop? No. And in the book this didn 't change, but back in the 1930´s, racism was at its peak. Racism was as broadly used as it ever was then in the United States, or anywhere
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¨-I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin´ on my Mayella!¨(Lee 231). In that quote, Bob was being prejudice towards Tom Robinson during his testimony in the trial, and he shook some people in the courtroom. He was not afraid to say what he believed, in his dialogue, there was a lot of foul language along with prejudice. And that quote was both of those things. Back in the times when this story was written, that was the normal white person, such as Bob Ewell. He was prejudice, southern, and poor. The Great Depression was the result of the poor part, which resulted in welfare checks in which Ewell received. Though he was lazier than the average man in the 1930´s. After the trial was over, he became even more strange, like when he started following Helen Robinson. Link Deas had enough of it and told him off, and then Bob said ¨I ain 't touched her, Link Deas, and ain 't about to go with no nigger!¨(Lee 334). As we could tell, the N word was the most natural word in Mr. Ewell 's vocabulary, and that 's where his prejudice was the biggest. Whether it was to Tom, Atticus, or even Helen, Bob was sick in the head with what he thought and said. Prejudice might as well could´ve been his middle …show more content…
Just the fact that he was black alone, proved to be the reason of the verdict. There 's prejudice in that itself, if he was white, he was innocent. The acts of the white people of Maycomb were prejudice as well, everyone was happy, and when Tom died, no one even cared. The black people were the only true people, as they showed compassion for their lost friend, and for Atticus as well. They gave him food as a thank you gift for just supporting the black community of Maycomb for defending Mr. Robinson. How Atticus reacted to this, it was rather emotional. Atticus had tested up and couldn 't speak for a moment, then he finally found his words. “Tell them I 'm very grateful,” he said. “Tell them-tell them they must never do this again. Times are too hard….”(Lee 286). Atticus realized what he had done for the black people I think, and he knew that times were hard, money and emotionally wise. He didn 't think he had done that much for them though, he 's too humble. And when Tom basically committed suicide, emotions rose even higher. Besides the verdict, there was still prejudice in the courtroom, and that was from the white citizens and the cross examination given by Mr. Gilmer. Gilmer was prejudice through the entire thing. “What 'd the nigger look like when you got through with him?”(Lee 262). That was just one example, it continued. “Had your eye on her a long time, hadn 't you boy?” “Then you were mighty polite

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