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Misunderstanding It brings fear and anger to many people when they inherit this horrible disease It causes them to argue although they are talking about different things It causes them stress and frustration because they do not want to stop and talk It causes breakdowns of society in places technological and primitive alike This common feeling of misunderstanding pervades every corner of human society and every corner of the human brain Our prejudices and thoughts create misunderstandings which create discomfort hate fear and bloodshed We know that we all as a society must purge or lessen the effects of these misunderstandings but we cannot remove what is natural to our societies and minds We all communicate using speech and body language and these signals and messages may get confused or misunderstood It is unavoidable These attachments to society and effects of misunderstanding allow Harper Lee the opportunity to use this disease as the main theme in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird Most of the misunderstandings in Maycomb are directed by fear lies and prejudice towards Tom Robinson and Boo Radley In the trial Tom Robinson is accused because of prejudice by Mr Ewell He stood up and pointed his finger at Tom Robinson --I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin on my MayellaLee 173 The use of the phrase black nigger forces the reader to believe that it is not a simple misunderstanding caused by seeing Tom and Mayella but that there is racial prejudice involved Prejudice and hate only worsen the effect of these misunderstandings and To Kill a Mockingbird shows this perfectly Still Tom Robinson was not the only person who was grossly misunderstood Boo Radley a person who no one has seen for years is usually the speculative imagination of both children and adults There is great prejudice on what they say he has done and what he is today as best viewed by this quote from Jem Boo was about
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