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  • Intense Hatred For The Black Race
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    A Black Cloud The heart is an organ of fire, filled with intense love and intense hatred. Yet it is the hatred which entwines the lives of people causing them to display acts of violence and cruelty. Hatred is displayed through forms which include: prejudices towards large groups of people, crimes of hatred being committed, and indirect hatred which involves hurting others as an act of rebellion against someone or something. Throughout history, the world has been afflicted by the prejudices of p...
  • White People In Maycomb
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    Literary Analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout was exposed numerous times to the outwardly prejudice people of Maycomb Co., Alabama. These prejudices are separated into what I would consider three catagories: race, sex, and lifestyle discriminations. The most prominent being the racial discrimination, which as Harper Lee pointed out, was not just limited to the cacausion population of Maycomb. One of these instances was when Lula commented on F...
  • Prejudice Of Maycomb County As The Fire
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    11/27/98 To Kill A Mockingbird By, Harper Lee Symbolism "I'd rather you shoot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you " ll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird". This is what Atticus Finch tells his children after they are given air-rifles for Christmas. Uniquely, the title of the classic novel by Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird, was taken from this passage. At first glance, one may wonder why Harper Lee decided ...
  • Prejudice Of Blacks And Whites
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    Prejudice Issues in To Kill a Mockingbird The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird contains many aspects of modern day prejudice. Although the book contains many forms of prejudice I believe that three played the largest role in this story. The main prejudice is the act of racism, which was very common in the time that the book takes place. There is prejudice of religion and of gender. The prejudice of blacks and whites classified who you are and how you are treated as an individual by your skin color. ...
  • Causes Of Prejudice Harper Lee
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    To kill a Mocking Bird could be considered a reliable and unexaggerated portrait of southern Americans prejudice because the author Harper Lee based Maycomb the setting for the book and the character Atticus. On the real place and people. Monroeville and Harper Lees farther who was a lawyer. Monroeville was also Harper Lees hometown and this gave her reasons to know the society as deeply as she does. The people of Monroeville and other places in the South America recognised themselves and the pa...
  • Society Forms Prejudice Views
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    Prejudice has been apart of human beings since the beginning of time. People hold disparaging views towards other groups because of sex, race, color and religious beliefs. If our society hopes to move forward and continue to be productive, prejudice must stop. In a time when the world is advanced as it ever has been, prejudice still remains a major problem. Discovering the roots of prejudice, and being able to understand prejudice views, we as a society will be able to find solutions to stop it....
  • Lee's Characters Deal With Racial Prejudice
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    The most important theme of Mockingbird remains the notion of prejudice in all of its forms. Clearly, with the Tom Robinson case, Lee's characters deal with racial prejudice. Such References to black men as 'niggers' continue throughout the book The fact that Atticus realizes that he has no chance to win his case defending Tom because Tom is black offers the most explicit indicator of deep-rooted racism. Although the entire town subscribes outwardly to traditional gender roles and class distinct...
  • Symbol For Boo Radley And Tom Robinson
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    Prejudice is arguably the most prominent theme of the novel. It is directed towards groups and individuals in the Maycomb community. Prejudice is linked with ideas of fear superstition and injustice. Racial prejudice consumed the mob (pg 166), which wished to prevent Tom even gaining a court hearing, the most basic form of justice. This is probably the fiercest form of prejudice in the novel. The abolition of slavery after the civil war gave blacks the same legal position as many whites in Ameri...
  • Tom Robinson And Dolfus Raymond
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    Sting of Prejudice In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee there are many characters whose lives and thoughts about one another are distorted by prejudice and stereotyping. Three of the many characters whose lives were affected by prejudice are Bob Ewell, Tom Robinson and Dolfus Raymond. Bob Ewell's mind is distorted in his view of other races. Tom Robinson is a victim of prejudice and is treated unfairly because of the color of his skin. The third character Dolfus Raymond is not accept...
  • Known As Apartheid Laws
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    In 1948, laws were made that supported the mistreatment of black Africans. These laws were known as apartheid laws. One of these laws was that certain jobs were only available to white men. The Bantu Authorities Act of 1951 basically said that black Africans would be forced to live separately from whites. These are just a few examples of the disgusting atrocities of apartheid. Racial prejudice is still around in Africa today, and it will never fully dissolve. However, apartheid has basically end...
  • Black People Toward The White Trash
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    Prejudice Everywhere Wherever one goes, prejudice is most likely to tag along. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, one of the most apparent themes is that of prejudice. Throughout the book, the main characters, Scout and Jem, experience the effects of prejudice in their society through multiple scenarios. In turn prejudice is viewed in its paramount form: racism. From various examples of prejudice in the book, it seems true that prejudice is everywhere. In society, a few people who...
  • Prejudice People
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    PrejudiceByPrejudice people have been around forever. Prejudice goes on everywhere including here at Box Elder Middle School. It is sad people can't have mutual respect for each other even though we are all different in our own ways. Prejudice can be caused because of various reasons. Religion, ethnic race and social status are examples of causes of prejudice. Sometimes prejudice is caused by how we are raised. Many times parents pass on prejudice beliefs to their children. A lot people raised i...
  • Prejudice And Discrimination
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    Can Multiculturalism Reduce Prejudice? by Final Copy: 1-02-01 The term "multiculturalism" has recently come into usage to describe a society characterized by a diversity of cultures. Religion, language, customs, traditions, and values are some of the components of a culture, but more importantly culture is the lens through which one perceives and interprets the world. In the past several years there has been a growing trend towards multiculturalism in many areas of our society. Most of these tre...
  • Atticus And Scout
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    Danielle Nadeker Honors US History 05/12/00 To Kill A Mocking Bird Essay It is a common fact that the pre-war South was extremely prejudiced. Blacks were thought of as no more than property that could be traded or sold. Therefore, when a black was accused of committing a crime, blame was automatically assigned regardless of whether or not the accusation was truthful. In this story, Atticus Finch was given the task of defending a black man at trial, an almost unheard of practice at the time. Asto...
  • Southern Society And Societal Prejudice Against Blacks
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    TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: THE THEME OF PREJUDICE To Kill A Mockingbird is a novel which can deceive the reader into thinking that it is very simple. However, if the reader delves beneath the surface, she may find that there are a number of complex themes running through the novel. One of the central themes in this novel is the prejudice that was characteristic of southern town in the 1930's. A variety of prejudices combine to form the character of the town of Maycomb. The three main prejudices enco...
  • Prejudice And Discrimination
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    In the past several years there has been a growing trend towards multiculturalism in many areas of our society, most significantly on college and university campuses. This is likely due to a belief that the traditional Christian American values and perspective are unable to deal with the growing numbers of various ethnic minorities in our society. Although this trend would seem to have a potential to change society for the better, I believe that it has been and will be largely ineffectual. It do...
  • Negative Prejudices About Blacks
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    The Long Walk Home The time in which Odessa lives is unfamiliar to most that was not alive or that did not live in the south. The daily struggle of African Americans of the time is also unfamiliar to whites. There exists a level of prejudice that we could not even imagine today. Odessa, like other black folk sees the injustices that exists and realizes that change is inevitable but not possible without organization and solidarity. The simple idea that blacks are not equal, in any way, to the whi...
  • Prejudice Towards Scout
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    To Kill A Mockingbird was written around a time where Jim Crow laws and interracial marriage laws were in affect. This novel focused a lot on prejudice and the relationships between whites and African Americans in the southern United States. Maycomb had very different rules for blacks and whites. There were many incidents where prejudice was explored and experienced by the town. Jem and Scout learned a lot about prejudice from Atticus, Miss Maudie, Aunt Alexandra, Calpurnia, and the town. Prejud...

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