Prejudice In Romeo And Juliet And To Kill A Mockingbird

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Prejudice in To kill a Mockingbird and Romeo and Juliet. Prejudice imply to opinions formed beforehand. It is often based on insufficient knowledge or irrational feelings. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, there are many instances of prejudice. This prejudice determines the lives of many and the death of many. Out of several, four people are the most important victims of prejudice in both Romeo and Juliet and, To kill a Mockingbird. These people are mockingbirds. For a mockingbird has never hurt anyone, and neither has Tom Robinson, Aunt Alexandria, The Capulets, Montugue and Tybalt. The most important theme of Mockingbird and Romeo and Juliet remains the notion of prejudice in all of its forms. Clearly, with the Tom Robinson case,…show more content…
Alexandra believes that because the Finch family comes from a long line of landowners who have been the county for generations they deserve greater respect than do other people and they must comport themselves according to their status. She refuses to associate with both black and white citizens alike because they do not fill the same social position. Atticus, on the other hand, urges his children to sympathize with others and to "walk in their skin" before they judge or criticize others. Prejudice leads to conflict in many ways. The most basic is the ongoing clash between the Montague and Capulet families. In the chorus, one is told that the feud has been going on for centuries. Therefore, members of both families are predisposed to think badly of one another. Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare, is a play, which shows how prejudice leads to escalating violence. Prejudice leads to violence shown in the play when the feuding families, the Montagues and Capulets fight. In each case, disruption, fighting, injuries and death occurs. In addition, the prejudice against the two families never
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