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to kill a mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird: Discrimination
Discrimination has been generalized, for well over a century, as any harsh words directed at another race. This is merely the facade of discrimination though. Discrimination can be embodied in a variety of ways. A man's creed, his or her color of skin, musical or artistic inclination and a person's sexual preference are only fleeting examples of a much larger picture. In discrimination, there are no right sides to arguments fought over superiority, only a massive population of fools blindly pointing at each other and judging each other's essence of what makes them unique. Discrimination itself stems from ignorance, which occurs when unfocused hatred is spewed forth, its aim, certain minority groups, or majority groups for that matter. In many situations, the oppressor's bigotry is merely a product of a deranged upbringing in which other groups of people were slandered and maligned ad nauseam. Harper Lee's novel To Kill A Mockingbird is no exception. Tom Robinson's struggle with his white oppressors, Scout's rebellion against the proper way girls should dress and behave and Scout, Dill and Jem's fight to win the respect of the town people's adults. Whether it is through racism, sexism or ageism, discrimination is a dominant theme within To Kill A Mockingbird.
Racism is an apparent form of discrimination in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird.
"It was Jem's turn to cry. His face was streaked with angry tears as we made our way through the cheerful crowd. "It ain't right," he muttered, all the way to the corner of the square where we found Atticus waiting… "It ain't right, Atticus," said Jem." "No Son, it's not right." (212)
And like the murdering of an innocent mockingbird that’s music never hurt anyone, Jem;s innocence died amidst a climate of racial intolerance. In this qu…


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