Prejudice in to kill a mockingbird Two major people in To Kill A Mockingbird are prejudged; Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. One man is the victim of prejudice; Atticus Finch. These men are mockingbirds. For a mockingbird has never hurt anyone, and neither has Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, nor Tom Robinson. Boo Radley is prejudged because he chooses to stay in his home.

Tom Robinson however, is prejudged because of his skin colour. Atticus Finch becomes a victim of prejudice due to his bravery in helping an innocent black man; Tom Robinson.Boo Radley and Tom Robinson and prejudged; but because prejudice is so inclusive, even those who help the “ mockingbirds”, Atticus, become victims of prejudice. Maycomb people gossip about Boo Radley because he chooses to secluded from the rest of Maycomb, while Maycomb stereotypes Tom Robinson because of his skin colour. Rumours are spread about these men because most of Maycomb is guilty of prejudice.

Boo Radley is generally gossiped about by Miss Stephanie Crawford. Miss Stephanie recounts to Jem about rumours spread about Boo Radley. “So Jem received much of his information from Miss Stephanie Crawford..

. ”.Read and Download "To Kill a Mockingbird Summary.pdf"Miss Stephanie explains an incorrect rumour about Boo.

“As Mr. Radley passes by, Boo drove the scissors into his parent's leg... ”. Many people prejudge Tom Robinson, some include: Scout, Mr.

Gilmer, and Bob Ewell. For example, when Scout says, “Well, Dill, after all he's just a Negro”. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are mockingbirds. Both of these men are victims of prejudice. To take advantage of these men would be a sin, just as it would to kill a mockingbird.

“Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy... that's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird. ” The Ewell family takes advantage of Tom Robinson.Tom had nothing against anybody, especially the Ewells'.

He would help Mayella with her chores, and the part of it that made him a mockingbird, is that he did not want anything in return. “ Were u paid for these services... No suh, not after she offered to give me a nickel the first time. ” What makes Boo Radley a mockingbird is that he has never really ever hurt anybody; he minds his own business while watching over his children.

The Ewell family and many other people in Maycomb have sinned, distinctively Bob Ewell, because they took advantage and prejudged to innocent men; Tom Robinson and Boo Radley.People who help the mockingbirds also become victims of prejudice. Atticus Finch tries to defend Tom, but in doing so, Atticus becomes a victim of prejudice. People in Maycomb lose respect for Atticus because he is defending a black man.

In Maycomb it was erroneous to defend a black man against a white. Essentially Mrs. Merriweather also gossips about, Atticus. “I tell you there are some misguided people in this town.

.. folks who thinks they're doing right...

not for me to say who... but all they did was stir 'em up. ” Therefore, those who help the people that are prejudged, become victims of prejudice.Many people in Maycomb prejudge Boo Radley and Tom Robinson.

In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows how wide spread prejudice is, using from Atticus viewpoint to and Tom Robinson and Boo Radley’s viewpoints. Tom and Boo are not given a chance. Tom died because he was not given a chance, because of his skin colour, and also because he was prejudged, he was convicted guilty of murder, and ended up shot. Tom was a mockingbird though, because he showed intrepidity.

Boo was also not given a chance. Boo is hated for not coming out of his house, but Boo had enough bravery to emerge and to watch over the children and save their lives.