To Kill A Mockingbird Prejudice Quotes Analysis

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Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, there are many examples of different kinds of prejudice. The first most obvious example of prejudice is racism. Aunt Alexandra’s grandson Francis definitely has some things to say about the matter. While him and Scout argue, he says, “I guess it ain’t your fault if Uncle Atticus is a nigger-lover besides, but I’m here to tell you it certainly does mortify the rest of the family” (Lee, 1960, p.110). There is no reason Atticus’ thoughts should affect anyone else but himself. However, in saying this, family is a big a factor in influencing someone how to think and what to think. It is most likely Francis and the rest of the family are prejudice towards black people because they do not think for themselves, but instead it was the way they were brought up. While…show more content…
The whole town of Maycomb discriminates Boo Radley because he is different, although most people have never even seen him. The townspeople people believe that every bad thing that happens is directly tied back to Boo. Boo became a local legend and is rumored to be insane. In addition to discrimination from the people of Maycomb, his own father has locked him up in his house for years making him into a theoretical ghost. This statement is best supported by the quote Scout made in chapter one. “Nobody knew what form of intimidation Mr. Radley employed to keep Boo out of sight, ...Atticus said ...that there were other ways of making people into ghosts” (Lee, 1960, p.14). This intensity of prejudice over years and years can quickly destroy someone's self-esteem. Finally, another type of prejudice shown throughout the book is gender prejudice. Scout’s brother Jem constantly uses gender roles toward Scout. Jem’s idea of being ‘like a girl’ is being fragile, dainty, and weak. For example, “Scout, I’m telling’ you for the last time, shut your trap or go home- I declare to the Lord you’re gettin’ more like a girl everyday!” (Lee, 1960,

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