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Prejudice in American Literature

Summary: Compares the theme of prejudice in Toni Cade Bambara's short story, "Blues Ain't No Mockingbird," Susan Glaspell's, "A Jury of Her Peers," and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Discusses how racial and gender bias keeps society from reaching its full potential.
"Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible."(Maya Angelou) Prejudice, an opinion based on bias, has influenced American history drastically. Gender-based and racial discrimination, which come into play at the dawn of man, still exists today. "The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice."(Mark Twain) Women are one social group that have been discriminated against. Before the women's rights movement, women had no future outside of their homes. A wife's role was to take care of her house and family. With little or no education, women could not advance as far as men. Men thought that women were not capable of anything except household chores. Though women were treated unjustly, African Americans were treated significantly worse. Even after the Civil War, African Americans were not treated with respect or dignity. They were...

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