How Does Lee Use Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Prejudice as Poison in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird Prejudice is like a poison, it infects everything it touches. It can drive a white man and a black man to hate each other because their skins are different colours. In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, the town of Maycomb is plagued with prejudice against Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. The evidence in the text shows and implies how this prejudice dominates the thoughts of Maycomb’s citizens. Tom Robinson was convicted of rape because the citizens of Maycomb would never believe a black man over two white people. This is implied in the text when Atticus explains to Jem that Tom was convicted because if “it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins” (Lee

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