Examples Of Disease In To Kill A Mockingbird

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When a person thinks of a disease, they often associate it with the feeling of being sick or ill or feeling downright awful. But not all diseases are a sickness or an illness. In the fictional town of Maycomb ,from the book To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, the town suffers from a disease unlike any other. The township is damaged from a disease that was most common southern states had back in the 1930's. This disease brought nothing ,but pure misery, sadness, and hatred to the residents of Maycomb. The disease got a girl bullied, a man killed , and it even made a man hide his true self in front of society. This well known disease in Maycomb and the southern states is called racism. Even though Scout is white, she still gets caught up in "Maycomb's usual disease" of racism and has to suffer the consequence of it. For example, Scout's cousin, Francis, insults her father several times , saying such things as "Grandma says . . . He's turned out a nigger-lover we'll never be able to walk the streets of Maycomb again" (Lee 110). As a result of him carrying out his rudeness of her father ,it causes Scout to snap and punch him in the face. Scout gets the punished for starting their fued without being able to tell her own side of the story. Another example is at school, Scout gets…show more content…
He's married to a black women, he sits near the colored folks of Maycomb ,and is often seen drinking from a Coca-Cola bottle out of a paper bag. Most people think he's drinking alcohol but in reality, he's just drinking Coca-Cola. Because of this, people often associate the way he lives and his problems due to his drinking. When in reality, he enjoys living the way he lives and everyone around him. ""I tri to give 'em a reason, you see. It help folks if they can latch on to a reason" (Lee 268). Dolphus's reason for why he pretends to be who he is. Despite of Dolphus Raymond being a white man ,he agonizes from Maycomb's disease as much as Scout and Tom
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