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Prejudice today seems as something people say by accident without knowing what the dangers of the words leaving their mouth would cause Playing ball at a local park a kid yells to his teammate who just struck out stop playing like a girl making it seem as though it is an insult to be a girl another example while talking to your brother who is on the computer you notice him listening to Coldplay and accuse him of being gay not being completely aware of your prejudice against homosexuals Nearly sixty-five years into the past during the depression era people acted similarly in the realistic fiction To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee In this story prejudice is a reoccurring theme and is presented by social and racial categories Prejudice in To Kill a Mockingbird occurs frequently throughout the story Many times someone is being prejudice toward someone else they use the phrase to be more insulting or intimidating usually because thats how they were brought up Francis Scout and Jems cousin yells Hes nothin but a nigger-lover Referring to Atticus while he was sprinting down the hall to his kitchen Believing what he is saying is correct Francis says it certainly does mortify the rest of the family After listening to his grandma he is convinced that Jem and Scout dont know any better 83 Mrs Merriweather said later in the book that theres nothing more distractin than a sulky darky just ruins your day to have one of them in your kitchen 232 Mrs Merriweather didnt mean that statement to be prejudice but thats how I as the reader read it and perceived it Racial prejudice is extremely abundant in this novel Tom Robinson is a great example of prejudice later in the book Tom was convicted for raping a white woman because he was black and Atticus believing Tom and going against what the rest of Maycomb believed
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