Boo Radley Prejudice Quotes

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Back to 1930s, prejudice is the most concerned thing of people in that period of time. It creates such hatred, crimes and racial segregation toward people. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee), Boo Radley, Tom Robinson and Atticus Finch are the victims of prejudice. It drives them into rough situations which they have to find the way to save themselves from this problem. Boo Radley is one of the character who is discriminated in several ways. At the begininging, Boo Radley never comes out from his house after he gets into trouble with law. He knows what he has to get through if he comes out because people and society look down on him. As Scout says, “so the boys came before the probate judge on charges of disorderly conduct,…show more content…
First of all, the Ewell family takes Tom advantage of. He is accused that he rapes and harms Mayella who is Mr. Bob Ewell’s daughter. As Mayella says, “That nigger yonder took advantage of me an’ if you fine fancy gentlemen don’t wanta do nothing’ about it then you’re all yellow stinkin’ cowards” (Lee 188). This situation shows that black people in that period of time has no right in the same level as white people. If they get too close to white people as Tom Robinson does, it would bring their lives into disaster. Even some people know that Tom does not rape her. Everything happens just because of white people do not like black people. Moreover, Tom is prejudged by many people, such as, Scout, Mr. Gilmer and Bob Ewell. They have belief that black people are low-class people who do not deserve respect. They are not in white people’s sight. As the conversation between Scout and Dill after the trial. Scout says, “Well, Dill, after all he’s just a negro” (Lee 199). This quote shows that black people are treated unfairly in the society. More than that, white people treat black people as some kind of slaves. They do not care that black people will live or die. They only know that they have more power in their hands than black community. Therefore, discrimination against based on skin-color seems to be tearing down many black people’s lives in that period of
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