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Racism is an important subject in To kill a mocking bird describe the differing attitudes of three or more characters and examine what you think Harper Lee has to say about racism both in Maycomb county and more generally Scout is totally without prejudice against most of Maycombs people including the black people She manages to show adults that racism isnt right for example at the county jail where the men seem to suddenly come to their senses when she talks the Mr Cunningham about his entailments She brings a fresh look at people in Maycomb compared to the fixed views most people have Bob Ewell on the other hand is the complete opposite of Scout as he does have fixed views of black people and seems to think there is nothing wrong with racism He seems to think he is doing right and believes that his way of seeing people is best and anyone even a white person who helps black people are nigger lovers as he calls Atticus Aunt Alexandra doesnt seem to show any fixed opinion about black people which is unusual as she has very fixed views of all the Maycomb families Where as most people in Maycomb are either racist or not Aunt Alexandra seems to be neither as she is both prejudice against a lot of people but also is quite a fair person Dolphus Raymond is one of few people who actually live around or inside the black community He shows that he isnt racist but just hides the fact he lives around black people through his drink which is in fact coca-cola This shows he is worried he may be outcast by people like Bob Ewell in the same way as Atticus is I think Harper Lee uses Scout as a way of voicing her own opinion on racism She thinks people should not judge by the colour of a persons skin
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