To Kill A Mockingbird -Discrimination

Have you ever encountered a situation that dealt with discrimination? Harper Lee's "To kill a Mockingbird", is an ideal example of the various prejudices occurring in society. Despite the fact that Boo Radley, and I are people who lived in a completely different society, something that made us in common was discrimination. Boo was discriminated by a result of rumors and I have discriminated someone from rumors around the environment I've lived in. There are many reasons that lead to groups of people choose to persecute each other and the same happens in the book, and this is all due to a lack of empathy and understanding between people.

Boo Radley, who was the most, misunderstood character that was discriminated by his own family and children of the Maycomb. To the children of Maycomb he was a monster, even though Boo Radley does no harm and is never anything but pleasant to others. No one really understands who Boo Radley is, instead they hears many opinions of the people in Maycomb. People in Maycomb choose to believe what they hear about Arthur, because people generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for. There are many rumors about Boo Radley, for example some people said, "He went out at night when the moon was down, and peeped in windows." (Page 9, To Kill A Mockingbird).
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Another example will be, "Boo Radley was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that's why his hands were bloodstained- if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time."(Page 13, To Kill A Mockingbird)

Stories about Boo are pasted around Maycomb quickly but the truths of injustice are kept quiet. Arthur's ...

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