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PREJUDICE There is much evil in the world prejudice being one of these evils has caused the pain and suffering of others for many centuries Some examples of this include the Holocaust and slavery in the United States In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee racism was the cause of much agony to the blacks of a segregated South Along with blacks other groups of people are judged unfairly just because of their differences from others Mr Robinson is a very significant character throughout Scouts maturation Along with Calpurnia and Mr Raymond Scout her self is found degraded through-out the story The prejudice and bigotry of society causes the victimization of people with differences Some who are discriminated against are those who are born differently than the majority One person that is treated unfairly is Calpurnia Aunt Alexandra tried to get Atticus to fire Calpurnia because in her eyes Calpurnia wasnt a good enough female role model p136 This is a prejudice action because Calpurnia is as good as a role model as Aunt Alexandra if not better Aunt Alexandra is a bigot and doesnt see the character of Calpurnia just the color of her skin Another character who is treated inferior is Scout because she knew how to read Scouts teacher found this very discouraging and can clearly be seen on page 17 where it states She discovered that I was literate and looked at me with more than faint distaste p17 Scout is treated like it is her fault that she knows more than the average child does She learned earlier how to read than others so she gets punished unjustly Tom Robinson is also one who is discriminated by a biased community Tom is found guilty by the jury in his case against the Ewells p211 The guilty verdict is a direct result of a racist community Tom was never given a fair chance in the trial even
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