Racism, Characters, and Abuse in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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In To Kill a Mockingbird many things occur to be simple and everyone’s happy but it’s not always peachy in Maycomb Alabama.
To Kill a Mockingbird tells of a little girl’s love for her family and life living in a racist community filled with judgmental people (Shackelford). This was the time were black people were treated unfairly in courts especially in Alabama (Johnson). Alabama was the most racist part of the south everything was separated and blacks were treated like dirt that the whites walked on. In the book blacks did not have many rights and had to be servants and workers for the whites. During this time in the south between the life in the house and outside the house racism was very known (Watson). People didn’t really want
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In Maycomb they had servants that worked for them and helped clean the house and run errands for them but treated them very wrong. Blacks had no rights they could not go to the same school as whites nor use their bathrooms or water fountains. Things just were not right and just made many blacks hate white people more.
When the civil rights started, many people were against it they abused the black people who tried to fight for their rights. Whites were infuriated and wanted the civil rights to stop they wanted to end the sit-ins and marches. Rosa parks was a great women who wouldn’t give up her seat to a white man she was arrest but it was her that helped us get any seat we want on the bus. Martin Luther King Jr. made it where we could go to school with whites and other minorities. Many African Americans made it possible for us all we have rights today for those great people even though racism is still alive we can still stand up for our rights like our four fathers did.
The characters all have different personalities and styles they each show each other sides that they didn’t know in the beginning of the book. In To Kill a Mockingbird the characters are: Jean Louise Finch(Scout), Atticus Finch, Jeremy Atticus Finch(Jem), Boo Radley, Bob Ewell, Charles Baker Harris(Dill), Miss Maudie Atkinson, Calpurnia, Aunt Alexandra, Mayella Ewell, Tom Robinson, Link Deas, Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose, Nathan Radley, Heck Tate, Mr. Underwood, Mr. Dolphus Raymond, Mr. Walter

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