To Kill A Mockingbird Racism Quotes

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Racism in To Kill a Mockingbird(Racism) The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was written to describe how life was, in Deep South Alabama in the 1930s. The story is in the view of Scout and Jem Finch. Scout is a smart girl and she relies heavily on her father. Atticus, their father, is a lawyer who is defending Tom Robinson, a black man with the charge of raping a white girl. “It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.”(100). Even though this quote was towards when Atticus had complimented Mrs. Dubose, this relates to the court case because a white man was defending a black man in court which was the most bravest thing you could ever do in those times. Racism has a big effect in the story and as the story builds up, it becomes more and more serious.…show more content…
Other children her age are so used to what their parents think about the colored, causing her many problems. Atticus's role in the story, defending a black man, seems to separate his children, and Scout is often bullied at school. Scout’s action toward this is to fight back and she does so. But, as a father and a lawyer, Atticus does not see the need for fighting: "My folks said your daddy was a disgrace an‘ that nigger oughta hang from the water-tank!”(76) These kind of racist remarks would cause Scout trouble at school because she would beat up anybody who would talk about their father like this.“You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ‘em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change.”(76) Atticus
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