Examples Of Discrimination In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Based on the novel To Kill a Mockingbird written beautifully by Harper Lee, was published in 1960. The story took place in Maycomb County, Alabama in the late 1920s and early 1930s which was in a time of racial inequality in the United States. The novel is told in the perspective of a naive, innocent young girl named Scout. Scout becomes more aware of the prejudice in Maycomb County after experiencing a lot of situations. Even though the novel was written long time ago, prejudice still happens in this new era of globalization. This should not be happening as we are same, we are human race. There are three types of discriminations that can be found in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird such as racial, gender and social class. The most significant discrimination occurs is racial discrimination. Racial discrimination is…. This can be showed between white people and Negroes in Maycomb County. This can be almost every…show more content…
Social class discrimination can be defined as an attitude or a behaviour of prejudice and biasness towards a social class such as the low class, middle class and high class. The Cunninghams are one of the poorest family in Maycomb County. They do not accept anything from people, if they cannot return it. For instance, Scout said “They never took anything off of anybody, they get along on what they have. They don’t have much, but they get along on it.” This proves that although The Cunninghams are very poor, they are still honest and educated. Meanwhile, The Ewells is a family which the Maycomb people considered them as the lowest in their societal class and education. They are poor and uneducated. For example, Bob Ewell, the father of Mayella is the current head of the The Ewells has been “the disgrace of Maycomb for three generations” (page) and considered as human trash by the Maycomb community. The only reason that elevates them at any level in the community is the fact that they are
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