Fortunately, Arthur Radley interfere and prevents the murder of both children from happening. Throughout human history, prejudice has caused more violence than almost anything else. Prejudice and discrimination still happens till this day. Sometimes children can also be taken of their innocence with the horrors of prejudice which is true in the case of Jem and Scout. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch says, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (39).
Boo Radley was a victim of prejudice because after youthful pranks, his father confined him to their house. As a result, Boo became known as a "malevolent phantom." Later, Boo is revealed to be "a gentle soul through his unseen acts" (Telgen 292). Even though the community hasn't seen or heard from Boo in over 15 years, he is assumed to be a monster. Children of the neighborhood, including the narrator, harass Boo and adults try to avoid the entire family.
The most glaring example of racism in the novel is when Tom Robinson is convicted of raping Mayella Ewell just because he dared to feel sorry for her. The result of this racial prejudice leads the people of Maycomb to be very hypocritical and have double standards. They say they have sympathy for other races in other countries but then they treat the ethnic minority in their town with great disrespect. The prejudice of the town is produced from fear, historical context and their social conditioning. They are afraid because of ignorance and not being able to understand new and different things.
Just because some people feel like they are miserable, they try everything in their power to make the other individual miserable as well. Enemies come in different colors, shapes, and forms, making it difficult for you to pick out who the ones that is worth trusting. The author uses Characterization, conflict, and themes to tell about the deceitful ways a person has, and all the harm it causes to people to be betrayed and lied to. Pain, misery, and untruthfulness are a keen description of Iago. Iago causes pain in a lot of the characters life because he is unhappy about his life; Therefore, Iago is the main problem in everyone’s life.
As far back as the reader can remember, Boo Radley was depicted as a cold-hearted and insane human being. For instance, when Scout recalls that “Any small crimes committed in Maycomb were his work...he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch”(10). This is a clear example of some of the prejudice Boo would face on a regular basis, prejudice concerning him could always be heard around the town whether it was a warning to stay away or even myth. Due to the amount of prejudice Boo faces, he decides it is best to stay isolated from the people in Maycomb. The reader knows this could be the case as Scout thought “Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time .
Racism was a huge issue during the plot and events through the entire book. Many characters were either slightly or majorly affected by racist actions or being verbally attacked. Racism puts people in uncomfortable situations all being citizens in the society and part of the nation but were still discriminated against because the color of skin. This shouldn 't define your future, decisions, or future. The people in the world’s history have made skin color and race such a huge issue when it really wasn’t and shouldn’t be to this day but sadly is.
Boo Radley attacked his father with scissors, and people told him to put Boo in and asylum, his father refused and locked him in the house. For example, Boo Radley is seen as “a malevolent phantom” (8), even though Scout and Jem have never seen him. He is viewed by Maycomb County as a mysterious and hateful creature. The people make up fictitious stories about him, which further hurts his image. In addition, even “a negro would not pass the Radley house at night, he would cut across to the sidewalk”.
Recently in the news the clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for his lifetime because the racist remarks he had made in a voice recording (Chappell). Events like this still occur and still cause problems in today’s society even though there has been a lot done to try to make things equal between races since “To Kill a Mockingbird” was written . In the story there are many ... ... middle of paper ... ...ot as common today as it was in “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Ostracizing someone in a community because they aren’t normal is common in both in the book and today. Discriminating is not right in any way.
There are even fewer that know it is morally wrong and try to illuminate it. Alienation often goes unseen, but it is always there. The struggle to eliminate it will forever continue. In To Kill A Mockingbird it is children who have not yet learned to be blind, and an enlightened minority that have vision to see the invisible. In To Kill A Mockingbird there is a strong and important theme of alienation and unjust treatment.
That is what makes him so scary. Many rumors are made about him and we find out later on in the book that none of them are true. Some rumors that we hear throughout this book is that he never comes out during the day and only comes out during the night to look through peoples windows. Jem tells Dill, “…Miss Stephanie Crawford said she woke up in the middle of the night one time and saw him looking straight through the window ate her…(pg.16)” Also many people say he stays in his house because he stabbed his father in the leg with a scissor and his father didn’t want to send him to the asylum, he promised to keep Boo in the house. Toward the end of the book, Scout and Jem learn that Boo is nothing like they have heard.