To Kill A Mockingbird Racism Analysis

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“Was there a single place here where you were not in danger of death?” (Wiesel
37). That was a quote from Elie Wiesel’s book Night, an autobiography of his life through the Holocaust. The Holocaust took place from January 30, 1933 - May 8, 1945 (Wikipedia). The Holocaust was a genocide in which approximately six million Jews were killed by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime and its collaborators (Wikipedia). Two years after the Holocaust started, in 1935 a story To Kill A Mockingbird touched on the concept of racism in the south. Especially racism against black people in the south was horrible. From having gone from slavery, to still not having rights and respect any human being should get. Both books touch on discrimination, oppression, and violence
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In Night, discrimination happens when Wiesel and other Jews (including his family) were forced to move to a gated community. There was propaganda of how Jews “looked like” making them have big noses with scrunched up faces. They made them seem ugly and evil looking. The posters were everywhere basically saying if you did not look Aryan blonde hair, blue eyes usually) you were not human. Similar things in a way happened in To Kill A Mockingbird. White skin was favored, black skin was not and if you were mixed you were considered a hybrid of some sort and was not clarified as a human. They viewed black people as not humans. In the eyes of the whites, black people were slaves. Back in the south they had segregation between white people and black people. The difference between Night and To Kill A Mockingbird with discrimination is in Night is that they were pushed into concentration camps without knowing what was going on. In To Kill A Mockingbird it was all around them. Tom Robinson and the rest of the black community faced it. Even Scout got a taste of how it felt to be different from others when her cousin was saying racial slurs about Atticus. “He’s nothin’ but a n***er-lover!” (Lee 110) “N***er-lover!” he yelled (110). In short, that is how discrimination is seen in Night and To Kill A

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