Examples Of Hypocrisy In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, hypocrisy is developed in relationship to racial prejudice. Through the experiences of the children Jem and Scout, we learn hypocrisy exists in the world of Maycomb. The hypocrisy that runs within the town, is demonstrated in Scouts currents events lesson, Jem’s and Scout’s experience at a black community church, and at Aunt Alexandra’s Missionary Society meeting. If the people in Maycomb do not realize they are hypocrites the community will continue to suffer. When Scout is in third grade, she is taught by her teacher, Ms.Gates in her current events class, that democracy is equal rights for everyone and special privileges for no one. Ms.Gates and the community do not live up to this principle
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