Sexism In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Prejudice, a problem that is everywhere around us. Harper Lee does a great job relating just to how bad prejudice was in the past, even through the great depression. Three topics- sexism, racism, and social prejudice- are shown greatly throughout the whole book (even the boring parts). Sexism rules the main character’s (Scout’s) life because ladies are always supposed to “”. The whole entire Tom Robinson case, and even Cal’s church, represent the idea of racism, but not just white against negroes, it flows both ways in this book. Just to add on to all of this, she also put in many forms of social prejudice, the root of it focusing mainly on the Ewells, the Cunninghams, the Finches, negro society, and, even to some point, you could say there was some against the women of the public.…show more content…
She was questioned for not doing more ladylike things, and wearing dresses, like when Mrs. Dubose said “What are you doing in those overalls? You should be in a dress and a camisole, young lady! ” (135:11), but it didn’t seem to affect her; it just proved to be a big theme in this story. Scout, of course, was NOT the only person who had sexism in their life. Mayella Ewell used that factor to her advantage in taking the case from Tom, as “a big, strong man” got her and hit her, his fate was almost sealed, but ,of course, the racism of the south also helps
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