How Does Atticus Treat A Race In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“A belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race” this definition from Merriam Webster has a large part to do with the book To Kill A Mockingbird. Racism plays a very large role in To Kill a Mockingbird. Racism is a horrible thing, it’s extremely unfair, disrespectful, and is insane to treat a race in a certain way. The three characters I will be explaining how they display a racist act are, Atticus, Mr. Ewell, and Mr. Cunningham. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus is the most non racial person around. Atticus teaches Scout in many cases. One evening Scout asked Atticus what a “nigger-lover” is. Atticus’ reply was, “Scout,…show more content…
Bob Ewell is one of the more racist characters in the book. In the book Mr. Ewell raped his daughter and blamed it on an innocent black man named Tom Robinson who was just helping out his daughter Mayella. Mayella just asked Tom Robinson if he wanted to help her with something and Tom helped her with stuff nearly every day, but this day Mayella tried to give Tom a kiss, and at that time Mr. Bob Ewell was watching, Tom luckily escaped without Mr. Ewell beating him. Mr. Ewell was being very racist during the whole court case. Every time he would protest during the case he would make a racial comment or when Tom told his side of the story which made all the sense it had to Mr. Ewell protested and tried to just take everything back to the black v. white discussion. This is just really the type of character Bob Ewell is. All and all at the end of the day Mr. Bob Ewell was no different from anyone else in that days society. In the novel there is also a character named Mr. Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham was on the jury of the Tom Robinson case. Like Atticus says in the book, “Mr. Cunningham is basically good but has blind spots like everyone else.” I agree but disagree with that statement. Mr. Cunningham felt sorrows for Tom Robinson, but in the end he was still on the jury that basically killed Tom Robinson for something he was not guilty of doing. Mr. Cunningham was sort of a character you never knew which “side” he was
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