Examples Of Attitudes In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Topic 2. To Kill a Mockingbird presents the story of two men who suffer due to the attitudes of others. To what extent do you agree? In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, it is apparent that there are not only two but several people who suffer due to the attitudes of others. Two examples of this paradigm are Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. However, the novel approaches another two characters, Atticus and Dolphus Raymond. The novel does not just portray suffering as its typical definition of physical pain, it does however illustrate characters that experience emotional pain and stress. The inhabitants of Maycomb County despise ‘coloured folks.’ They don't believe that the black people are on the same level as the white. Consequently, their attitudes…show more content…
The attitudes in the novel of many characters do not cause anything but harm as it is evident in the course of the story. This negatively impacts many inhabitants of Maycomb. It essentially caused much emotional pain to Tom Robinson who was eventually sentenced to Jail unlawfully. This lead to his death when he was trying to escape Jail where he suffered physically. It also had its negative effects on Atticus, when he was called degrading names like ‘nigger lover’ and being treated badly by the townspeople for defending Tom. His children were also persecuted because of his courageous act. Boo Radley was another man in the town who suffered severely due to the demeanour of others who had superstitions and judgements made up about him causing children to harass him just because he didn't want to leave his house and lastly Dolphus Raymond who suffered emotionally just because he lived with a black and had mixed children. The racial and prejudice attitudes of the townspeople in Maycomb is the driving force behind nearly all the negative events that happen in the story which caused emotional and physical pain to many
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