Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Imagine making 95 cents a week, and not even being able to use the bathroom that everyone else uses. At this time period black people were treated like dirt, and they were basically slaves that did whatever a white person said. Well this is exactly what happens in The Help. Nearly the same thing happens in To Kill a Mockingbird, but they completely disregard black people by ignoring their rights in court. So in The Help there is a girl named Skeeter, and she believes that the maids deserve equal rights like the white girls, but to her they all are racist and do not have respect for the black maids. So the whole story is about Skeeter interviewing the maids so she can make a book to inform people about how the maids were treated. Then on the other hand in the book To Kill a Mockingbird, the story is about a rape case where a black male is accused as the rapist, but everyone knows that he did not do it; that did not stop anyone when it came to court. The whole town will pick a white person over a black person, and this is where the Finch family tries to defend him, and this is where scout first witnesses racism and prejudice. Both Scout and skeeter have different reactions to discrimination, Scout just ignores people to whereas Skeeter makes remarks about the discrimination, and their reactions show their moral beliefs. Whenever Scout encountered an individual that would tell her she couldn 't wear overalls she would just ignore them, and continue to wear them. For instance

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