What Are The Three Social Unacceptable Things In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird The 1930’s were home to a lot of things. Such as the Great Depression, racism, discrimination and sexism. With those three things come assumptions and stereotypes. People in the thirties were not like how most people are today. They were naïve, and followed everybody else’s opinions which were thought to be facts. Which are exactly where racism, discrimination and sexism are branched off from. These three things can be traced back to the end of time and back, but they were all based on opinions. Some examples of those three socially unacceptable things can be found in the book to Kill A Mockingbird. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in a small, southern- American town…show more content…
They were never judged as the people that they were, but only by the colour of their skin. She was assumed to be a bad influence on the children, and an unfit feminine figure. She was disrespected and not surprisingly treated as a “slave” by Scout’s aunt and Atticus’ sister, Alexandra, who was also brought into the Finch’s house to rub off “positive” attitude on the children. Another aspect of racism in To Kill A Mockingbird was towards Tom Robinson, a black man who was accused of raping Mayella Ewell, even though he was paralyzed in his one arm, making him unable to lay a hand on her, let alone rape her. In the end, after a long trial, he was pleaded guilty, even though his lawyer, Atticus Finch, proved he did not do it. He was accused of such a crime because he was a black man. Which in the thoughts of many, made it impossible for a white girl to defend herself against him. Not only did coloured people get picked on, but white people did, too. “You ain’t got no business bringin’ white chillun here - they got their church, we got our’n. It is our church, ain’t it Miss Cal?” was the welcome Jem and Scout got from a fellow African American woman when they
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