Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Cody Theobald
Miss Amoros
19 November 2015
The saying “Life isn’t fair” is always right. No matter fair something seems, there is always something just about, no matter how small it is. In To Kill a Mockingbird, a young man named Tom Robinson is sentenced to death because of his race. Even though all of the evidence backs him up, he is still found guilty because he is African American. This happens because of all the prejudice that the people of Maycomb possess. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, author Harper Lee depicts her views on prejudice and how it affects society. Harper Lee asserts that the amount of prejudice someone receives is dependent on one’s race and gender, and that to overcome prejudice one must become acquainted with many different groups of people. Many people are prejudiced against certain races, so a person’s race can have a negative impact on how they are treated by other people. As Calpurnia brings Scout and Jem to First Purchase Church, Lula says to Calpurnia, “You ain’t got no business bringin’ white chillun here---they got their church, we got our’n. It is our church, ain’t it, Miss Cal?” (Lee 119). When Lula says “You ain’t got no business bringin’ white chillun here,” she is clearly demonstrating a lot of prejudice towards white people. Although there definitely are some racist white people in Maycomb, Lula assumes that they are all racists and treats them all like they are racists. So because Jem and Scout are white, they are
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