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A common question asked today is what causes prejudice Prejudiced people cause much pain and social injustice throughout the world In the poem Prejudiced Man by William Debolt the poet clearly describes a prejudiced man and his behavior The poem reads Like a quarter moonHe looks in one directionAmong the shadows Although this poem is short it accurately describes a prejudiced man The beginning line Like a quarter moon describes a prejudiced person who only shows a portion of him The portion he does reveal is the negative side of his personality The second line of the poem suggests that a prejudiced person only acknowledges his own views The final line of the poem describes a man who only looks at the negative side of people In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee many of the characters are victims of prejudice or are people who cause prejudice Two specific characters that cause prejudice are Lula and acquaintance of Calpurnias and Aunt Alexandra Scout and Jems Aunt In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird Lula was a woman who knew the Finches housekeeper Calpurnia from church One Sunday Calpurnia decided to take Jem and Scout to the Negro church which she attended The children were greeted warmly by all of the parish members except for Lula Lula thought that white children should not worship with black people and should go to their own church Lula was like a very difficult person to get along with The church members informed Jem and Scout that Lula was such a difficult person that the priest had threatened to throw Lula out of the church if she didnt change her attitude Although Lula wasnt a very important character with a large role in the story she is a wonderful example of a prejudiced person Another character in the novel that was prejudice was Aunt Alexandra Aunt Alexandra would often complain to Atticus that he was
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