How To Kill A Mockingbird: It's Existence Is Undeniable?

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“As I often say, we have come a long way from the days of slavery, but in 2014, discrimination and inequality still saturate our society in modern ways. Though racism may be less blatant now in many cases, its existence is undeniable.” When describing inequality Al Sharpton said it best when he said, “it’s existence is undeniable”. In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, written in the mid-1950’s by Harper Lee, focuses on the existence of social inequality. The people of Maycomb target outsiders, poor people, and African Americans, or basically anyone who doesn’t follow into “Maycomb’s Ways”.
First off, the children and many adults in Maycomb consider “Boo” Radley as an outcast, his real name is Arthur Radley yet he is called “Boo Radley”. He gets called “Boo” because no one ever sees him since he’s always shut inside his house. The children first start mistreating Boo Radley by playing the “Boo Radley game”. Despite Atticus full on warning the children about playing the game and threatening to …show more content…

The Ewells are a large family and are considered to be poor white trash, therefore Maycomb treats them as if their invisible. The truancy officer only requires the Ewell children to attend the first day of school. The city of Maycomb disregards the Ewells and doesn’t care about their education because they don’t matter in society. The city of Maycomb permits the Ewells to hunt out of season. Since Bob Ewell , their drunken father, doesn’t feed his children, the city has to let him hunt out of season to shut the kids up from crying when their hungry. The class tells the teacher to disregard Burris because he’s an Ewell that’s how the Ewells are and Burris was proud that his family is white-trash. The Ewells are considered the most rude people in Maycomb, for instance Burris Ewell a first grader tells his teacher,“Ain’t no snot-nosed slut of a school teacher ever born c’n make me do nothin’” (Lee

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