To Kill A Mockingbird Prejudice Essay

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In To Kill a Mockingbird, you can see prejudice throughout the story and the effect it has on the little town of Maycomb, Alabama. There were many people in Maycomb that was shown prejudice to, but only a few had the most prejudice given to. They were Atticus Finch, Arthur “Boo” Radley, Tom Robinson, Walter Cunningham and his family, and the Ewell family. In this book, prejudice is shown with different situations and shows that it can be overcome. Tom Robinson had the most prejudice used against him in To Kill a Mockingbird. Tom was a black field hand that was accused of raping a white woman named Mayella Ewell. Bob Ewell, Mayella’s father, said that Tom had raped his daughter. Tom however did not rape Mayella, she tried to seduce him. Bob…show more content…
Walter is a boy that Scout goes to school with who is poor. Aunt Alexandra was also prejudice toward the Cunningham family as well. Alexandra sees the Cunningham’s as really poor people and they are below the Finches social status in Maycomb. In the book Alexandra says “they’re good folks, but they’re not our kind of folks.” The Ewells were also another family in the town of Maycomb who was shown prejudice towards. They live near the Maycomb dump, so almost the whole town of Maycomb knows them as white trash. They also are a lower social status than everyone else in town. The town’s people of Maycomb say the Ewells are considered one step above the black people in the community. In this novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows that prejudice is an awful thing through Arthur “Boo” Radley, Atticus Finch, Walter Cunningham and his family, Tom Robinson, and the Ewell family. From the racial prejudice used against Tom Robinson, to the economical prejudice against the Cunningham family, To Kill a Mockingbird has shown how people in Maycomb look at people. This book truly shows how the people in Maycomb Alabama are prejudice towards each other. It is very devastating that people would ever treat people like this and be prejudice like they are in this
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