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Examples Of Outsiders In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Generally speaking outsiders are not part of groups and are seen as unuseful in society.However being an outsider does not necessarily mean that an individual is not part of a group or isn’t useful to society.This is the case of some individuals in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper lee.Harper lee’s thematic message about the idea of outsiders is within the characters themselves such as Tom Robinson,Boo radley and scout herself. Tom robinson was a father and a husband but was seen as an outsider because of the color of his skin and due to an accusation that he had raped a white woman named Mayella Ewell ,who was the daughter of a racist man,Bob Ewell.This case was taken to the court a year later and because of this case Tom was in great danger by the lynch mob. “Mr.Finch? A soft husky voice came from the darkness above: “They gone?” Atticus stepped back and looked up. “They gone,” he said. “Get some sleep Tom.They won’t bother you anymore” (206).Atticus knew the lynch mob would come to the jail for tom but he didn't allow it because he sat in front of the jail to kind of protect Tom.At the end of the case, Tom was convicted guilty and hearing that he was, he tried to escape but the sheriff shot him to just wound him but missed and he died instantly owing to the fact that he was a colored man and his opponents were white,Tom didn't have a chance.Tom robinson was an outsider since he was born and as you can see,him being an outsider didn't end well. Another main
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