To Kill A Mockingbird Racism And Prejudice Quotes

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In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Jem and Scout Finch learn about racism and prejudice through a legal battle involving their father at the young ages of 11 and 8. One person who introduces them to this concept is Mrs. Dubose—and not in a good way. Mrs. Dubose, while her character could be defended, should be held accountable for her actions. Her age does not excuse her racist, sexist, purposely provocative words. The things she said to Jem and Scout was said with the intention of upsetting them. Even though Mrs. Dubose had hardships, including an addiction to morphine, she still shows prejudice, against African Americans and women. She even says, to two children, “Your father is no better than the n*ggers and trash he works for!” (135).
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