Prejudice In Maycomb. Speaks of "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

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Two major people in To Kill A Mockingbird are prejudged; Boo Radley and Tom

Robinson. One man is the victim of prejudice; Atticus Finch. These men are mockingbirds. For a

mockingbird has never hurt anyone, and neither has Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, nor Tom Robinson. .

Boo Radley is prejudged because he chooses to stay in his domicile. While Tom Robinson is

prejudged because of his color. Atticus Finch becomes a victim of prejudice due to his valiancy to

help a innocent black man; Tom Robinson. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson and prejudged; but

because prejudice is so inclusive, even those who help the "mockingbirds", Atticus, become victims

of prejudice.

Maycomb people gossip about Boo Radley because he chooses to stay in his house, while Tom

Robinson is stereotyped by Maycomb because of his skin color. Rumors are spread about these men

because most of Maycomb is guilty of prejudice.

Boo Radley is generally gossiped about by Miss

Stephanie Crawford. Miss Stephanie recounts to Jem about rumors spread about Boo Radley. "So

Jem received much of his information from Miss Stephanie Crawford..."( Lee, TKAM 11 ). Miss

Stephanie explains a erroneous rumor about Boo. "As Mr. Radley passes by, Boo drove the scissors

into his parent's leg..." ( 11 ). Tom Robinson is prejudged by many people, some include: Scout, Mr.

Gilmer, and Bob Ewell. For example, when Scout says, "Well, Dill, after all he's just a Negro" (199).

Maycomb people are the sin of all prejudice in Maycomb.

Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are mockingbirds. Both of these men are victims of prejudice.

To take advantage of these men would be a sin, just as it would to kill a mockingbird.

"Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy...that's why...