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If you can learn a simple trick Scout youll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it Lee 39 Said by Atticus Finch this quotes says a simple but wise quote about the main topic of this book judgment and prejudice In Harper Lees novel To Kill A Mockingbird the people of Maycomb makes assumptions on all different kinds of people As the community does this prejudices are formed that lead to severe consequences Lee shows that prejudice is a very destructive force that drives a wedge between the community and people of Maycomb This can be shown through the characters of Tom Robinson and his trial Boo Radley and Dolphus RaymondWith the mindset of racism the community of Maycomb imposes prejudice on Tom Robinson a fellow African American ultimately resulting in his death and caused conflicts in the community Even though the novel takes place in the 1930s Lee wrote this book in the 1950s During that time white people had the attitude of they had superiority over African Americans In the trial of Tom Robinson he is convicted of raping Mayella Ewell the daughter of the lowest of low out of the white families For Toms case Atticus Finch Maycomb attorney and state legislative representative is assigned to represent him in court He testifies strong evidence of his innocence and defending his clients During Atticuss closing statement he states Which gentlemen we know is in itself a lie as black as Tom Robinsons skin a lie I do not have to point out to you You know the truth and the truth is this some Negroes lie some Negroes are immoral some Negro men are not to be trusted around womenblack or white But this is a truth that applies to the human race
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