To Kill A Mockingbird Pride And Prejudice Analysis

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Everyone is prejudice, whether we admit it or not. Even though we may try not to, we judge based on appearance. We do this as humans. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, prejudice is very relevant. It is far worse than judging by appearance. Jim Crow laws were set in place and blacks were heavily discriminated against, sometimes to the point of death. Racism and discrimination are normal in the 1930’s, and are still occurring in our world today.
A form of prejudice in To Kill A Mockingbird is the discrimination against Boo Radley. People in Maycomb made him out to be a dangerous and insane man, when in reality, no one knew him at all. People thought he was different, so he was immediately discriminated against. “ Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained...” (Lee 13). This is an example of a rumour spread by the nosy people of Maycomb. He was different, so people immediately
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Tom Robinson’s trial was the biggest form of prejudice in To Kill A Mockingbird. He is found guilty for a crime everyone knows he did not commit. He was going against a white man, and the white man always has to win. “It was Jem’s turn to cry. His face was streaked with angry tears as we made our way through the cheerful crowds. “ It ain’t right,” he muttered, all the way to the corner of the square where we found Atticus waiting,” (Lee 212). Jem is brought to angry tears after Tom is found guilty. Blacks are the “inferior race”, so they are separated from everyone and treated unfairly. After his trial, Tom tried to escape, and was shot seventeen times for it. This is a complete overkill because he is black. A dramatic similarity to this is Hitler and Jews. Hitler found Jews the “inferior race”, so they were separated and killed. There should be no race that matters more than the

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