Outcasts In To Kill A Mockingbird

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On countless occasions, whether in a novel, history, or even in today’s world, people are often portrayed as different because they do not meet the principles of society. These standards are set by the rich and powerful, and cannot be obtained by a great majority. But some people cannot even obtain these sub par standards. These people may include a black man living in a white southern town, or a very strange recluse living in the shadows, or even a wandering man with a paper sack in his hand. All of these men share one trait in common, they are outcasts. All people are different, and that does not give anyone the right to judge someone for their traits because there is always more to a person then the color of their skin, they way they act,…show more content…
This injustice injured a countless number of innocent people, one of those innocent people was Tom Robinson, who was framed for raping a white woman, when it was actually her father who had beaten her up. Tom was used as the scapegoat because he was black and an outcast. He was used to cover up the incident between Mayella and her father, and was convicted for it, even though everyone knew he was innocent. Tom was not convicted because he was guilty, he was convicted because he was black, and that is the only reason he is an outcast too. Outcasts are, many times, targeted for troubles in the community because they are weak and easy to blame. Tom is very important to the story because his character shows that racism clouds the minds of everyone in the South during this time. But this will not change, Tom and man like him are black men in a white man’s…show more content…
Arthur “Boo” Radley was the town’s outcast as long as anyone could remember, because he was strange, unknown, mysterious, and many argued that he was a dangerous threat, but those who truly saw him for who he really is know that he is anything but an outcast. Boo is very unknown to the townspeople and this allows people to make assumptions on him, those that ruin his reputation and force him into isolation. People only know the bad things from the past and not the good deeds of the present, but if they knew, they would think differently of him. He is very important to the story, as he provides mystery to the children, fueling their young, innocent minds. Throughout much story, the kids’ images of him changes drastically, starting from a monster living in the basement, to a friend that is just out of reach, to a magnificent guardian angel. Once people understand that there is more to a person than what appears to be so, they will truly understand a person for who they are from their perspective of

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