How Is Maymond Be Portrayed In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The consequences of prejudice can be to the biggest or to the smallest extent as seen in the classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. Although prejudice effects all people differently, the characters throughout the novel experience the uniting commonality of being considered outcasts in their society. This is depicted through Harper’s writing when Dolphus Raymond is victimized due to his actions, Boo Radley’s reputation becomes forever tarnished and Atticus is besmirched by the citizens of Maycomb. Dolphus Raymond is a victim to prejudice because of his actions, it ultimately leads him to an inevitable fate. To begin with, Mr.Raymond is a wealthy man who chooses to associate with the coloured society, hence, why he faces prejudice. First and foremost, when the children take a break from…show more content…
As far back as the reader can remember, Boo Radley was depicted as a cold-hearted and insane human being. For instance, when Scout recalls that “Any small crimes committed in Maycomb were his work...he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch”(10). This is a clear example of some of the prejudice Boo would face on a regular basis, prejudice concerning him could always be heard around the town whether it was a warning or a myth. Due to the amount of prejudice Boo faces, he decides it is best to stay isolated from the people in Maycomb. The reader knows this could be the case as Scout thinks “Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time . . . because he [wanted] to stay inside”(304). As a consequence of prejudice, Boo’s reputation has been tarnished, he could never be trusted to come back into Maycomb again. Due to all the negative opinions surrounding him, he is no longer looked at as a member of society, but as an outcast who will forever be remembered as
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