Essay Racism And Inequality Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Differentiation hides within people caused by racism. Quote by Pierre Berton states “Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.” This quote also relates to the book, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee when Atticus Finch mentions it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. His comparison is Boo Radley and Tom Robinson because they are not as open as the other character and it was wrong to judge them based on other people 's opinion. Narrator Scout Finch and her older brother Jem live in Southern Maycomb, Alabama, through the suffering of the Great Depression in 1930. Atticus Finch, a lawyer, is defending Tom Robinson in a trial of rape exposing Mayella Ewell. As the children and their new friend Dill tries to retrieve a neighbor from his home, they are exposed to surprising secrets and puzzle pieces. To Kill a Mockingbird is based on racism and inequality as Harper Lee contributes the most unestimated characters: Tom and Helen Robinson, Mayella Ewell, and Dolphus Raymond. As racism affects the way people are viewed.

As racism is becoming a greater issue in our society, individuals and the Robinson’s learn to accept it rather than ignore it. In To Kill a Mockingbird racism represents itself in the town of Maycomb and shows it clearly by the characters. The citizens of Maycomb have some hatred against the Finches mostly because Mr. Finch was appointed to defend Tom Robinson. Jem and…

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