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The story To Kill a Mockingbird is a very fine novel which exemplifies the life in the south and the human rights and values given to everybody The book especially took the case of prejudice to a serious extreme From the title a mockingbird through the eyes of Harper Lee is a person who has fallen victim to vicious stereotypes The title To Kill a Mockingbird explains itself quite clearly in the end of the novel when Tom Robinson one of the mockingbirds is killed due to the stereotypes dumped upon him Often the use of stereotypes just breaks down the real truth of a person When stereotypes of Boo are used the truth is often obscured Youll get killed if you touch that treepg 38 This quote reveals that the two siblings felt that Boo was a harmful person because of false rumors Stereotypes are easily picked up and used to horrible extreme when a large majority of people use them This was the case with Scout and Jem when they picked up on the stereotypes going around the neighborhood about Boo When I got there my breeches were all folded and sewn uppg 63 When Boo sewed Jems breeches together this was a sign from Boo to let the children realize what a kind and pleasant man he really was Also Boo was considerate enough to save Jem from a couple of whippings because after all if Atticus were to see the torn pants he would have known Jem was the culprit in the Radleys yard You were so busy looking at the fire you didnt notice Boo behind youpg 76 This was also a symbol which Boo shared to let the kids slowly realize the truth about him that he was an innocuous caring person hiding behind a fading shadow Boo just wanted to be seen as the real him instead of the horrid stereotypes which deformed his image Misconceptions
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