Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Everyone is biased. That is the truth that no one can deny. However, it is how we react to the biases fed to us by society that truly exemplifies how much sympathy, compassion and intelligence we possess. Scout, the protagonist of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”, lived in Maycomb County, Alabama as a child. Maycomb’s predominantly Caucasian populace always trusted the words of the trashiest white man above the words of the kindest black man. Scout bluntly states to her older brother, Jem, that, “I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks” (Lee 304). She believes that whether they are black or white, rich or poor, people are all people and they are created equal. Scout displayed multiple times throughout the book that she did not agree with the townspeople on the subjects of race and class; she befriended individuals that were of lower status, she was raised and influenced by people who also disagreed with the townspeople, and she trusted African Americans. Firstly, Scout befriended individuals in the community whom most Maycomb citizens would not. Scout became friends with Walter Cunningham and even invited him over to her house. They ate supper together and were generally amicable. However, Scout’s aunt Alexandra revealed that the Cunninghams were of lower status than Scout and her family. Scout asked Aunt Alexandra if Walter could come over, but she said that he could not. “’I 'll tell you why,’ she said. ‘Because- he- is- trash, that 's why you can 't play with

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