Examples Of Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird shows prejudice in society by giving situations about how unfair adults think to other people when they have a different race or behaves differently in a young person’s point of view. The story is written in a child’s point of view because the narrator’s innocence about discrimination shows her unbiased opinion about the situations and her fair judgement clearly shows how unfair prejudice people think. Before the 1800s, white people had more rights than black people and Negroes were treated as slaves. But in 1870s, Jim Crow laws were introduced. It promoted the idea “separate but equal”, which means white and black people were separated in different places but still had equal rights. In the story To Kill A Mockingbird, people used race to…show more content…
The situation is shown in a young person’s point of view because the narrator’s lack of information about racial discrimination makes her judgement fairer than what adults think, so a child’s opinion about the circumstance makes it clearer to see the unequal treatment of adults towards other people. In the story, white people are telling Atticus Finch, a lawyer, not to defend Tom Robinson, who is a black person, because they believe that the accused crime about him is true. People even started judging Atticus because he still defended Tom and got mad at him about it. It’s showing prejudice in society because people judged a black person even though they don’t really know him. When white people heard about the issue, they already assumed that the accused crime was true just because he’s a Negro. This situation is similar to the recent event last year when the police quickly assumed that a 12 year old, African-American boy had a real gun in his hand. When the police saw him reaching towards a gun in his waistband, the cops shot the boy without even asking him if the gun was real or
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