Racial Prejudice By Harper Lee Essay

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Introduction-Prejudice, the act of having irrational and discriminatory thoughts of a particular group of people, has been a common thread in To Kill a Mockingbird. In the book by Harper Lee is set in Maycomb county, Alabama during the 1930s a time when racism was very prevalent. Although bigotry and discrimination were pointed towards blacks, other accounts towards whites were also heard of, though not as commonly. In this book harper lee touches on other types of prejudices other than racisim.Such as alien prejudice towards a character named Boo Radley,gender prejudice which Scout Finch faces and finally class prejudice which a family named the Cunninghams have to endure.Lee uses each character to expose different types of prejudice and how they correspond with the story line of the novel. Body paragraph 1- Boo Radley is not accepted nor does he fit into Maycomb society because he is different from others. He is not normal so he is punished by a society which is very judgmental. Boo does not act like a normal person. In his society, his actions are mysterious and abnormal.People believe that he "[goes] out at night when the moon [is] down, and peeps[s] in windows any stealthy small crimes committed in Maycomb were his work"(9). The town blames or accuse Boo for any little crime or unexplained occurrence. Arthur "Boo"Radley is subject to rumors by the townsfolk of Maycomb county and is viewed as the towns criminal and boogeyman. Jem describes "Boo [as] about six and a half…

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