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    Prejudice in To Kill a Mockingbird The definition of prejudice is preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. There is a lot of prejudice throughout the book To Kill a Mockingbird. The author of this book is Harper Lee. It was published in 1960 and was a book based around the Great depression. There are three main types of prejudice throughout the book. There is gender, class, and racial prejudice. An example of people that show prejudice are Jem, Bob Ewell, and the Cunninghams. Jem shows gender prejudice, Bob Ewell shows racial prejudice, and the Cunninghams show class prejudice. There is gender prejudice in To Kill A Mockingbird. An example of this is when Jem tells Scout to stop acting like a girl. “I was not…

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    Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a modern American classic that deals with race and gender. Mockingbird tells the story of an African American man on trial for the rape of a white girl in the depression-era deep south. The novel’s theme of prejudice can especially be applied to America’s tension-filled race and gender relations today. Although the law no longer discriminates against certain races and genders, prejudice still exists. To Kill a Mockingbird is still extremely relevant in…

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    Racism and prejudice have been around for centuries and never seem to go away, unfortunately. It can be observed in many shapes and forms, such as literature. Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird does an exceptional job of illustrating how atrocious human nature can be, as well as highlighting the more gracious aspects of it. The book’s setting is the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama during the mid-1930s. While generally being amicable, most of the inhabitants of Maycomb have a…

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    Best-selling novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) has a deep focus on prejudice in southern America during the 1930 's. Author Harper Lee uses a wide range of characters and experiences through the eyes of young Jean Louise Finch to communicate issues present with prejudice and their long term effects throughout the story. Known as an unfair judgement or action towards someone without solid evidence, the topic of prejudice is supported by Atticus 's famous quote within the novel "You never really…

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    Prejudice vs. Innocence The book To Kill a Mockingbird is an award winning novel written by Harper Lee. The novel is set in the Southern state of Alabama, during the early days of freedom for the African-Americans. There are many symbols that are used by the author in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird to convey themes. The most important symbols in this novel are, the “mockingbird”, prejudice and racism, and Boo Radley. (Themes) One major symbol is mentioned not only in the novel, but it is in…

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    What do you think of when you hear the word prejudice? Do you think racial prejudice is the only form? Well it’s not and to kill a mockingbird shows this very well. They show about how the is sexual prejudice, age prejudice, and racial prejudice, these are depicted throughout the novel. The characters of Maycomb county a small town have to learn to accept all people no matter what color, age, or sex. They learn this through the trial of Tom robinson. The main character Scout her…

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    that it is human nature to destroy and that human society is riddled with prejudice and injustice. At the beginning of To Kill A Mockingbird both Jem and Scout decide that Boo Radley is a monster and that they should keep away. The only reason that they should believe this is because of ridiculous rumours spreading about the man around Maycomb such as ‘His father entered the room. ‘Mr. Radley passed by, Boo drove the scissors into his parent’s leg’ This also implies that humans are quick to…

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    Prejudice, Makes One Act Differently “Prejudice is a chain, it can hold you. If you prejudice, you can 't move, you keep prejudice for years. Never get nowhere with that” (Bob Marley). Prejudice is a prevalent notion occurring in the world on a daily basis. Some individuals in the world are discriminated against because of their race; however, race is not the only form of prejudice. In the world, several people will also judge on one’s gender and age as well. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a…

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    American journalist Edward R. Murrow once said, “Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices- just recognize them”. It is human instinct to judge people before one gets to know them. In this way, prejudices can have a negative effect, as they cause people to make assumptions about one’s character. Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird tells a story of a young girl, Scout, growing up in a primarily white, racist small town. The novel exhibits several prejudices as…

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    Pride blinds a vast amount of our population, leading them to view the black and white of the world. Only picking out the uncircumcised facts they view from their impaired eyes. Innocent and naïve children’s judgment is convoluted. It passes on like a disease, from person to person, until it infects most and isolates few. Prejudice negatively impacts and isolates generations of humans by letting fear of wealth, male dominance, and race influence. Throughout the novel, Harper Lee demonstrates the…

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