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Pride And Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Pride and Prejudice To Kill a Mockingbird is a very interesting story about 3 curious kids, Jem, Scout, and Dill. Jem and Scout were brother and sister and Dill was a friend of them. To Kill a Mockingbird has many forms of prejudice in it. Classism, Racism, and Sexism. They all are used many, many times, for use of insult towards black slaves, insults to girls that don’t want to be girls, and even against people that are poor or don’t have as much money as others.
Sexism is very offensive to most people, like for instance Scout she is a girl, but doesn’t want to be called that. Her brother, Jem calls her that as insult, so she’s always taken it that way. In the book Jem calls a girl as an insult 3 different times, “Nothin’ to it, I swear, Scout sometimes you act so much like a …show more content…

And many people are racist around the 1930’s. There was slavery then so many people treated blacks as animals and not as equals. Lula is a slave in To Kill a Mockingbird, and she doesn’t like the way whites treat her and take everything away from her. Then one day Calpurnia, Atticus’s slave, takes Jem and Scout to her church, but Lula disagrees and says “You ain’t got no business bringin’ white chillun’ here–they got their church we got ours, It’s our church ain’t it Miss Cal?” Racism is a big deal and always will be.

Classism is just as much as a big deal as sexism and racism. It’s just not used as often as sexism and racism. Classism is a big thing in To Kill a Mockingbird, and everyone knows it too, except Miss Caroline. One day Miss Caroline tries to give Walter Cunningham a quarter ,but she doesn’t know that Cunningham’s don’t accept what they can’t repay. The kids tells Scout to explain and she does. “Miss Caroline, he’s a Cunningham.” Miss Caroline takes it the wrong way so she punishes Scout. This is an example of classism because the Cunninghams are poor and can’t pay off debt so they choose not to accept

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