To Kill A Mockingbird Skin Color Analysis

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If there was no difference in skin color, would there still be racism? For as long as anyone can remember, there has always been a higher class, who look down upon people who are not fortunate to be born in the right family. In To Kill a Mockingbird, a six year old girl, who was raised to stand strong, while not to judge, has seen more truth to the world than most grown adults. As she experiences this truth, she questions the recognition of the social standards in her words in the story she tells. This book does not only show the factors of racism towards blacks, but the discrimination of the sexes and lower class as well. In the events of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows the realization of discrimination of those that are believed lesser within Scout Finch’s narrative perspective. By the accounts of the skin colors wanting to inflict racism towards each other, the trial of Ewell versus Robinson, and the discrimination of the lower classes.
Through the times of slavery and now present day, humans have been subjected to racist comments because of the way they were born. Scout at six years old, had experienced the life of being different by only skin color for the first time when she was taken to her caretakers church. While her father, Atticus Finch, was
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While Scout and Jem try to make sense of the world, they question the reason as to why people treat each other rudely, when they are all the same. Harper Lee showed real life events through the eyes of Scout Finch to show the reality of discrimination and racism through many instances in To Kill a Mockingbird. Through discrimination towards women and people who are not as privileged as others, the trial of Robinson against Ewell, and how skin colors inflict racism towards each other. In today's society, there has been progress made about the different classes, and maybe soon it will fade

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