Racism and Discrimination in to Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee is a Pulitzer Prize winning novel, that offers a view of life through a young girl’s eyes. The novel is focused on two main themes which are racism and discrimination.
Racism is probably the biggest theme of the novel. It comes in as an open and subtle manner that is being displayed through speeches and actions. Racism in Maycomb takes mainly the form of having white people against black people. There are many people in Maycomb that are racist because they think of Negroes are a disgraced race and are mostly unreliable and untrustworthy. The speeches and actions are the most common forms of racism however the layout of the …show more content…
In conclusion, To Kill a Mockingbird displays the themes racism and discrimination very clearly. Racism is developed through Mrs. Dubose’s comments towards the Finch family and the conflict between the whites and the Negroes during the court case. Discrimination is emphasized through the transformation of Arthur Radley from a monster to a savior in the novel. (Lee 1-376)
Lee, Harper. To Kill A Mockingbird. 50th. New York Boston: Grand Central publishing, 2010. 1-376.