Understanding Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Jem is attempting to understand the prejudice he sees surrounding him. His division of people into four groups accounts for the hatred and discrimination he witnesses everyday. When Scout replies "Naw, Jem, I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks," she is revealing her own understanding of the world around her. She is not attempting to understand prejudice; she is accepting that it exists. This allows her to see that all people are one, no matter their background. This relates to the theme of the book because Jem and Scout have judgmental views towards someone such as Boo Radley or the guy who drinks liquor from the paper bag, but in the end everyone is human and has
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