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To Kill a Mockingbird: Racial and Social Prejudice

Summary: Harper Lee expressed the main theme of prejudice in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird by illustrating both racial and social prejudice. The title of the novel refers not only to Atticus' explanation of killing a mockingbird being a sin, but also to the novel's characters who were persecuted simply for being different from everyone else.
Gilmore, Jon

Ms. Hunter

Eng. 9H, Per. 2

4/4/06

Prejudice: Social and Racial Conflicts

Prejudice today seems as something people say on accident: without knowing what the dangers of the words leaving their mouth would cause. Playing ball at a local park a kid yells to his teammate who just struck out, "stop playing like a girl" making it seem as though it is an insult to be a girl, another example: while talking to your brother who is on the computer, you notice him listening to Coldplay and accuse him of being gay, not being completely aware of your prejudice against homosexuals. Nearly sixty-five years into the past, during the depression era, people acted similarly in the realistic fiction, To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee. In this story prejudice is a reoccurring theme and is presented by social and racial categories...

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