analytical Essay
586 words
586 words

“African- Americans are 21 percent more likely than whites to receive mandatory minimum sentences and 20 percent more likely to be sentenced to prison [or death penalty] than white men” (Quigley 2010). The writer Harper Lee demonstrates how this is in fact true through her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. In the book she tells a story of prejudice and injustice in a small southern town in the 1930’s through the eyes of child, Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. It talks about how racial injustice is against the black people in 1930’s Maycomb, Alabama showing the readers how much racism has changed through the years since then; and also how powerful of an impact it had on the people in the town. Including those, who were and weren’t discriminated in their town.
In today’s world discrimination is not nearly as common as it was in the 1900’s. However, in this time in history racism was acceptable and it occurred quite frequently. Back in the 1930’s most of the white Americans were also racist to the Minorities. Besides the fact that racism was tolerable then it is now frowned upon and racial discr...

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how harper lee demonstrates how this is in fact true through her novel, to kill a mockingbird.
  • Analyzes how racism was acceptable in the 1900s, but it is now illegal in today's world. in to kill a mockingbird, people are judged by the color of their skin rather than for who they are.
  • Analyzes how the finch family friend, calpurnia, was mocked for not making the perfect cup of coffee, even though she was a female.
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