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To Kill a Mockingbird-Tolerance/Intolerance

In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there was tolerance and intolerance from the people of Maycomb County towards different races.Harper Lee shows us the type of intolerance in the novel.She also shows us signs of hope in the plot and characterization.
There were types of intolerance in the novel that were clearly stated.For an example, there was intolerance between the white and black people.The main quarrel that stands out in my mind is between Mr. Ewell and Tom Robinson's family.Mr. Ewell clearly did not like the black people.This is proven in what he did to Tom.He accused Tom of raping and beating his daughter, Mayella Ewell, when it was actually he.In addition, after they had the trial, Mr. Ewell killed Tom Robinson.He was also hateful towards Tom's wife; threatening her that she had better not walk in front of his house or he would kill her.Another issue of intolerance was towards the Finch family.No one liked them or cared for them in the town because they supported black people.The only people that talked to them were their close neighbors.
Many cases of intolerance can be proven in the novel. One is through the jury.They knew that Tom was innocent, and Atticus had proven it clear as day for the jury.Yet, they still convicted him just because he was a black man.Therefore, he sat in jail waiting for a higher court to announce his sentence.Next thing you know is someone flips out and kills him.In addition, Bob Ewell threatens time and time again that he will get Atticus Finch if it is the last thing he does.The reason for this confrontation is that Atticus was Tom's lawyer.Bob was furious with Atticus for defending Tom and continuing to be of service to his family after he was murdered.In addition, another type of intolerance was towards the town drunk.People judged him that way because he always carried around a bottle in a paper s

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