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"Pride is the sign of a foolish man" stephen graham XZIBIT" - Whytee

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The United States faced many years of prejudice, and it eventually brought us to a civil war that made us stronger and more united as a country. Some people are still fighting the urge to racism, and similar events are happening in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird shows different types of prejudice that ultimately makes characters stronger.
Dill experiences much of the impact from such prejudice. “I know all that, Scout. It was the way he said it made me sick, plain sick.” (pg 199).   Dill is too young to understand the racism that appears in the court. Dill himself doesn’t get stronger, but becomes a stronger character in the eyes of the reader and appears as a pure hearted young child. “Things haven’t caught up with that one’s instinct yet. Let him get a little older and he won’t get sick and cry. Maybe things’ll strike him as being--not quite right, say, but he won’t cry, not when he gets a few years on him.” -Mr. Raymond (pg 201).   Dill Is a young boy, and a young soul and doesn’t know the backbone to racism.   This is a direct quote, that foreshadows, something you don’t get to see in the novel, but can predict will happen later in Dill’s life; he’ll grow stronger, after being exposed to such racism at such a young age. Dill, along with other characters such as Scout, and 3rd Body Paragraph character goes here.
Scout is exposed to much racism depicted in this novel, because her father is the lawyer and defender of accused Tom Robinson.   “You take that back, boy!”...”My fists were clenched and ready to let fly.” (pg 74). Scout is as angry as can be, when people poke fun at her about her father’s trial. Scout will eventually grow a tough side trying to defend her father and herself through out her life. By The time of the trial, Scout has already begun to become stronger and less sensitive to this type of thing: “Dill, that’s his job.   Why if we didn’t have prosecutors-- well, we couldn’t have defense attourneys.” (pg 199). Scout is...

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