To Kill a Mocking Bird- Victims of Prejudice

1685 Words Apr 18th, 2011 7 Pages
The victims of prejudice
All around the world, discrimination of a certain race occurs. Harper Lees’ novel to kill a mockingbird shows the prejudice in Maycomb, which is revealed by the outsiders. Due to the differences of people in the community, victims are victimized. Also people who choose to be different are victimized from other people due to prejudice. Also, the victims of racial prejudice are treated differently than others. The reality is finally revealed when the Outsiders are judged due to prejudice.
Everyone is different, but due to the differences and prejudice, people are desecrated. Since Calpurnia is different, she is victimized by Aunt Alexandra. Aunt Alexandra tries to get Calpurnia fired by Atticus. She does this
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Dolphus Raymond is not the only one who lets rumours be said about them because knowing others will not understand. Boo is another person who lets rumours be said about him, because knowing people will not understand the truth. Boo is an outsider because he is a social outcast and people judge him based on the rumours they hear. “ I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radleys stayed shut up in the house all this time…its because he wants to stay inside”(227). Boo does not want to come out because of all the prejudice in the town of Maycomb. He allows the rumours of him being monstrous to be spread about him, because he knows no one will understand the truth. He stays inside to avoid the prejudice and conflict in the town. However since he stays inside, people judge him and believe the rumours are true. This shows the prejudice reality of Maycomb, and how people are willing to do far things to avoid the prejudice in Maycomb. Likewise, it shows the judgmental truth of how people are in Maycomb. In addition, Scout dresses the way she wants to dress and is judged because of it. “Your more like Atticus than your mother… you want to grow up to be a lady, don’t you?”(79). In Uncle Jacks eyes his niece is different. She is more of a tomboy then a young lady. In this case, Scout is an outsider because in Uncle Jack’s eyes she is different than the average girl and judges her. This makes her victim of judgment and prejudice. Uncle Jack’s judgment of
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