Discriminations In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In today’s advanced society individuals have greater protection against discrimination by race, religion, social status and sexual orientation. To Kill a Mockingbird is based on the 1930’s when prejudice and injustice were in the Southern States of America (Alabama). Firstly, Negro and White societies are distinct and segregated, in that: Negroes and White lived in different neighbourhoods, Negroes worship in their own church and Negro and White children attend separate schools. Scout also reveals that Maycomb’s citizens do not allow women to serve on juries and expect them to look well-mannered (well dressed).In addition, social status is also very important in Maycomb. Ewells lived near ...view middle of the document...

Miss Stephanie replies to her that “Well, you won’t get very far until you start wearing dresses more often.” This shows that Maycomb’s community expect women to wear specific clothes.
Secondly, social status is very important in Maycomb. There are four kinds of people in Maycomb. There’s ordinary kind of people like Finches and their neighbours, there is the Cunninghams out in the woods, there peoples like Ewells down at the dump, and the Negroes. Alexandra’s prejudice is clear when Scout asks her whether she can bring Walter to home for dinner and Alexandra states “you can scrub Walter Cunningham till he shines, you can put him in shoes and a new suit, but he’ll never be like Jem, Besides, there’s a drinking streak in that family a mile wide. Finch women aren’t interested in that sort of people”. Also, she didn’t allow Scout bring Walter to home because he is a Cunningham. Folks like Finches don’t like Cunninghams, because they are lower than them. The Cunninghams don’t like the Ewells, and the Ewells hate Negroes.
Maycomb is a community where individuals are discriminated against his/her race. Racism is a disease in Maycomb where Negroes are segregated because of their colour. When Jem is talking to Atticus that it is not fair on what the court did on Tom Robinson’s Trial and as a lawyer, Atticus is aware of the Trial and he knew that it will end in the way it ended.
"There's something in our world that makes men lose their heads—they couldn't be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it's a white man's word against a black man's, the white man always wins. They're ugly, but those are the facts of life”: “As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black...

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