To Kill a Mockingbird: Stereotypes

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To Kill A Mockingbird: Stereotypes

The story, To Kill a Mockingbird is a very fine novel which exemplifies the life in the south and the human rights and values given to everybody. The book especially took the case of prejudice to a serious extreme. From the title, a mockingbird through the eyes of Harper Lee, is a person who has fallen victim to vicious stereotypes. The title To Kill a Mockingbird explains itself quite clearly in the end of the novel when Tom Robinson, one of the mockingbirds, is killed due to the stereotypes dumped upon him. Often, the use of stereotypes just breaks down the real truth of a person. When stereotypes of Boo are used, the truth is often obscured. "You'll get killed if you touch that …show more content…

This is just a false stereotype about Jehovah's Witness which is the basis of prejudice towards Jehovah's Witness, that they are all "crazy about converting people." These misconceptions are unfair, in that they are just out there to spread the word of their god, but are being mocked while they do. Homeless people often fall victim to prejudice which makes them mockingbirds. In the streets, they are avoided practically by everybody in sight. These actions are due to

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