To Kill a Mocking Bird Hypocrisy Paper

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Imagine having your life completely destroyed by a fraudulent charge just because of the color of your skin. There are many examples of hypocrisy in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Some of the most glaring examples of hypocrisy come from three female characters: Mrs. Dubose, Mrs. Merriweather, and Mrs. Gates. Each character said a hypocritical statement in this novel. A quote and detailed context will be used to explain to the full extent what was hypocritical with their statement.
Mrs. Dubose is prejudiced against negros, yet she has a black servant who helps her maintain her life. “But Mrs. Dubose held us: ‘Not only a Finch waiting on tables but one in the courthouse lawing for niggers!’” …show more content…

Mrs. Merriweather is a surprising but clear example of hypocrisy. A final surprising example of hypocrisy comes from a schoolteacher named Mrs. Gates. Mrs. Gates says all the prejudiced evil actions that Hitler did in Germany against the Jews does not happen in the democracy of America, yet she says the blacks need to be kept in their place. “‘Over here we don’t believe in persecuting anybody. Persecution

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