Prejudice in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird Essays

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Prejudice in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird
Works Cited Missing In today's society men, women and children experience prejudice in their lives, either as victims themselves or being guilty of using prejudice towards others due to differences between them. Prejudice is a preconception of a person based on stereotypes without real facts and discrimination based on gender, age and skin colour. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee isolates characters and depicts ways prejudice is used. She also demonstrates the evils of prejudice and the negative consequences that
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This belief should be eliminated because this is not true at all! If a woman wants to be on a jury and meets all the qualifications required then she deserves a spot in the jury box and let her be there. Some women are less emotional than men and women do offer valuable insights and views about people. Men and women should have equal opportunities and should have the same rights.

It is not only adult that commit prejudice. Harper Lee shows us that children at a young age can also innocently follow the footsteps of the wicked, make poor judgements and stereotype others. Dill, Scout and Jem all assume that Boo is crazy and that he eats squirrels based on the fact that he doesn't come out of his house. "When people's azaleas froze it was because he had breathed on them" (Lee 9) is an example of a stereotype towards Boo by the kids. Another example is illustrated by the absurd ideas conjured by the children about Boo Radley. They believed that Boo attacked his father. "Boo drove the scissors into his parent's leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants, and resumed his activities." (Lee 11). The novel illustrates that it is wrong to prejudge people in this way even if it is children who are discriminating others. In the end, after prejudice is unveiled, Boo Radley is portrayed as a silent hero.

Discriminating people due to their race is another type of prejudice that is demonstrated in
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