Theme Of Prejudice In Harper Lee's 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

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English 11 December 18, 2008 To Kill a Mockingbird Essay In the book To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee racism was discussed towards blacks. Those that disagreed with this crude behavior of this prejudices was also treated with disrespect and hated, merely for standing up for what they believed was wrong. The blacks were disliked for the color of their skin. The main plot of the story is when a black man name Tom Robinson was accused of the raping of a white girl, age nineteen name Mayella Violet Ewell. This allegations of the rape case upset many people. The incident caused whites to become very angry. They wanted to do something about Tom Robinson being wrongfully accused. Therefore a white male name Atticus…show more content…
This novel has explained the true meaning of how blacks’ lives were not valued regardless of the judgment system. The white and black families all made statements for and against each other stating their opinions. The life of a black man was taken for wanting his freedom that was owed to him. As well as the life of white men was taken for wanting revenge. The novel explained racial prejudice and what it will result to. The families made many attempts to be heard. However, due to the deep rooted of hate and pain prejudice was the weapon used to destroy the lives of many. This novel is being read today in many schools all over the world. Many people refuse to allow blacks and whites to be looked upon as equal. The change is needed. History was just made last month with the winning of the 44th president of the United States. The world divided into parts of blacks, white, male, female, old and young. After the winning of the presidency President-Elect Barack Obama made history of the first African American man to ever become President. This made the world see that a change had arrived. However, it did not stop people from writing hate states on a college wall or sending hate mail to others. This novel should allow people the read between the lines and want change in their ways of thinking and not further teach hated. .The parents, teachers, law enforces, justice and religious leaders are the teachers needed for raise a
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