Theme Of Segregation In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Within the community, that the Finch family lives in there are some stark divisions between class, race gender and age. There are also some allusions that helped me understand the setting or were unfamiliar to me. First of all, in the town there is a distinct separation between people because of class. The first encounter with the division of class occurs on the first day of Scout’s grade 1 class where both, Walter Cunningham and Burris Ewell are asked upon by the teacher. Incidents involve Walter being asked to bring a lunch and Burris with a critter in his head. We discover that people like Walter come from poor families so they cannot pay with money and repay with useful supplies, instead. Furthermore, we learn that an Ewell’s family is poorer than that of a Cunningham’s. They go to school, once and are given the permission to break certain rules such as “Mr. Bob Ewell, Burris’s father, was permitted to hunt and trap out of …show more content…
In the story the white people have the opportunity of a better life than the black people. The main factor that describes white people is that they are richer than the black causing the black people to be classified within the lower classes amongst society. Since, the black people are poorer they have less education, which results in poor jobs that includes of working for a white on farms. The fact that the white people have better education also gives them the benefit of speaking better English than slang, which is used by the black people. In most cases, society blindly accepts that black people are not right and they are blamed, such as the example of Tom Robinson. The only person who is willing to help Tom is Atticus, who is constantly being told that his decision to aid a black man is wrong and a disgrace for the family. This shows us that the white do not favour or like talking about the black people in a positive

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