Examples Of Discrimination In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Ever feel left out from the rest of society? That is discrimination others are showing you. Well in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird discrimination is present all throughout the book. Although Tom Robinson is the most visible example of discrimination, other examples of discrimination are just as significant as a secondary theme in the novel. from Scout being ridiculed for being too boyish to Boo Radley being ostracized. Discrimination- is the unjust or the prejudicial treatment of different categories of people and things. The lessons Scout learns about discrimination to prejudge all stereotypes applies to all groups not just racism. Lessons you learn throughout life should be about everything that happens in life not just certain things. Scout learns about how she should treat other people from multiple people. When Jem invites Walter Cummingham for dinner, and when they start eating Scout complains how Walter drown his food in syrup. Then Calpurnia brings Scout to the kitchen and tells her “Company gets treated politely no matter who they are.” (Calpurnia Ch.3…show more content…
He is ostracized by the entire town as they make him out to be the boogey-man who is responsible for every evil or criminal deed that occurs in the town. "People said [Boo] went out at night...and peeped in windows. When people's azaleas froze...it was because he had breathed on them. Any stealthy small crimes committed in Maycomb were his work."(Scout Ch.1) He becomes the "malevolent phantom" to all of the townspeople and they judge him for it, even though all he has done is stay in his house bothering no one for years on end. Another example, Boo Radley is ostracized is when his brother fills the knothole in a tree with cement. ''Tree's dying... You plug 'em with cement when they’re sick.”(Nathan Radley Ch7) Nathan Radley did this has punishment for Boo Radley finding pleasure with the kids which is a sin, for foot washing
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