To Kill A Mockingbird Discrimination Analysis

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In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout is a young girl who lives in Maycomb with both black and white citizens. She has to deal with the stereotypes of the town. Scout does not want to be a “girl” so people discriminate against her for it. Scout has never seen Boo Radley before, therefore she makes mixed judgements about him as a person. Atticus is a lawyer doing his job by defending Tom Robinson, but the citizens of Maycomb do not like the fact that Atticus is defending a black male, so they start discriminating against Atticus and his children. Discrimination causes people to treat others unfairly due to actions they disagree with. People treat Scout poorly because she wants to act more like a boy than a girl. Atticus was talking to Aunt Alexandra about the children and started to criticize Scout. Scout narrates that Aunt Alexandra thinks, “I could not possibly hope to be a lady if i wore breeches; when I said I could do nothing in a dress she said i wasnt suppose to do things that require dresses” (Lee 108). This shows that Aunt Alexandra is thinking poorly of Scout and telling her what she can and cannot do. Scout is a young girl with a older brother and a friend. Jem and Dill always hang out together so Scout always joins them. She would not be able to join them if she acts more like a girl. Just because scout is acting more like a boy doesnt mean its fair to treat her poorly for her actions. Dill dared jem to go and touch Boo Radley's house. Scout is going with
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