Prejudice In Maycomb. Speaks Of "To Kill A Mockingbird" By Harper Lee

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Two major people in To Kill A Mockingbird are prejudged; Boo Radley and TomRobinson. One man is the victim of prejudice; Atticus Finch. These men are mockingbirds. For amockingbird has never hurt anyone, and neither has Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, nor Tom Robinson. .Boo Radley is prejudged because he chooses to stay in his domicile. While Tom Robinson isprejudged because of his color. Atticus Finch becomes a victim of prejudice due to his valiancy tohelp a innocent black man; Tom Robinson. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson and prejudged; butbecause prejudice is so inclusive, even those who help the "mockingbirds", Atticus, become victimsof prejudice.Maycomb people gossip about Boo Radley because he chooses to stay in his house, while TomRobinson is stereotyped by Maycomb because of his skin color. Rumors are spread about these menbecause most of Maycomb is guilty of prejudice. Boo Radley is generally gossiped about by MissStephanie Crawford. Miss Stephanie recounts to Jem about rumors spread about Boo Radley. "SoJem received much of his information from Miss Stephanie Crawford..."( Lee, TKAM 11 ). MissStephanie explains a erroneous rumor about Boo. "As Mr. Radley passes by, Boo drove the scissorsinto his parent's leg..." ( 11 ). Tom Robinson is prejudged by many people, some include: Scout, Mr.Gilmer, and Bob Ewell. For example, when Scout says, "Well, Dill, after all he's just a Negro" (199).Maycomb people are the sin of all prejudice in Maycomb.Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are mockingbirds. Both of these men are victims of prejudice.To take advantage of these men would be a sin, just as it would to kill a mockingbird."Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy...that's why it's a sin to kill aPowers 2mockingbird (90)." Tom Robinson is taken advantage of by the Ewell family. Tom had nothingagainst anybody,...

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