Examples Of Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The title of the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, definitely correlates with the perception of prejudice as a disease. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch and his children, Jem and Scout, live in the quaint town of Maycomb, Alabama. The town is proceeding towards a trial between Tom Robinson, a black man with a crippled arm, gifted with a wife and children, and Bob Ewell, a havoc causing man who dwells with his many children in a house located a little outside of town. Tom has been accused of rapping Bob Ewell’s eldest daughter, Mayella. The town is torn into two groups, those against Tom, and those for him. Racism has began rippling through the town, spreading from adult to child like a wildfire. This act is recalled as “Maycomb’s usual disease” by Atticus Finch, and wants to protect his children from catching it. …show more content…
She retaliates with either physical or mental force, proving that Scout is an accepting person, lacking prejudice against the variation of races. She confronts her father about these predicaments many of times. "Scout," said Atticus, "nigger-lover is just one of those terms that don't mean anything—like snot-nose. It's hard to explain—ignorant, trashy people use it when they think somebody's favoring Negroes over and above themselves. It's slipped into usage with some people like ourselves, when they want a common, ugly term to label somebody." Atticus argues for equality among the town of Maycomb, attempting to cleanse the residents of its prejudice against the colored