Meaningful Passage Essay

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Maggie Ivory
Period 4
Meaningful Passage from T.K.A.M.

"As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it-whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash."

Atticus taught Jem and Scout necessary lessons to help them thrive in a time of prejudice and racism. At this point in the novel, Tom Robinson had been convicted and Atticus’s children did not understand why such an innocent man could be said to have committed the crime. Unfortunately, horrible events where one is accused because of his race were common in this time. This does not occur often in the United States today, but there are instances in this world where humans believe that they are superior to others or think they have the power to do what they think is best because it will benefit them. These are examples of selfishness and corruption, and Bob Ewell from this novel fits this character. He wants nothing more than Tom Robinson to be killed. Is this morally right? No. To want to cheat black men or any men who have done no wrong is simply not ethical. Those who do and treat others without respect, like Bob Ewell, deserve to have a bad reputation for doing such evil, terrible things. It doesn’t matter how much money one has or who they are, it is not acceptable to treat