To Kill A Mockingbird: Stereotypes

The story, To Kill a Mockingbird is a very fine novel which exemplifies the
life in the south and the human rights and values given to everybody. The book
especially took the case of prejudice to a serious extreme. From the title, a
mockingbird through the eyes of Harper Lee, is a person who has fallen victim
to vicious stereotypes. The title To Kill a Mockingbird explains itself quite
clearly in the end of the novel when Tom Robinson, one of the mockingbirds, is
killed due to the stereotypes dumped upon him. Often, the use of stereotypes
just breaks down the real truth of a person.
When stereotypes of Boo are used, the truth is often obscured. "You'll get
killed if you touch ...

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what a kind and
pleasant man he really was. Also, Boo was considerate enough to save Jem from a
couple of whippings, because after all, if Atticus were to see the torn pants he
would have known Jem was the culprit in the Radley's yard. “You were so busy
looking at the fire, you didn't notice Boo behind you”(pg 76) This was also a
symbol which Boo shared to let the kids slowly realize the truth about him, that
he was an innocuous caring person hiding behind a fading shadow. Boo just
wanted to be seen as the real him instead of the horrid stereotypes which
deformed his image.
Misconceptions are results of prejudice in Jehovah's Witnesses' case. When
they come strolling up people's street, the first reactions to the neighborhood
is to lock the door. They lock their doors because they hear the jokes and
prejudice against Jehovah's Witness which puts the thought in people's minds
that Jehovah's Witness is just a joke. On the other hand, many are already
faithful ...

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