Rossy Aguirre Aguirre 1 Mrs.Davis ELA 9 Adv 29 October 2018 Explanatory Essay In our modern world today, we have many problems with the people in our society. People are very racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, the list goes on. But none of these problems compare to what life was like during the 1930s. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows us what life truly was like back then in the eyes of Scout. Characters in the novel experience, witness, or commit various forms of discrimination in the novel. Harper Lee shows us the harsh realities of how people would think being black is a crime, being a girl makes you weak, and being poor makes you white-trash. Racism, sexism, and classism are the most important forms of discrimination in To Kill a Mockingbird. To begin with, Harper Lee shows the readers just how horrifying racism was. People would be excluded or treated like dirt just because of skin color. For instance, Scout and Jem experience racism, and they start to feel as though they don’t belong at the church. “Lula stopped, but she said, ‘You ain’t got no business bringin’ white chillun here-they got their church, we got our’n.’ ”(Lee 158). Lula rudely questions Calpurnia, and why she invited white children to the church. Scout and Jem feel excluded and that they don’t belong at that church because of Lula. The children shouldn’t be feeling that way. They should be included and be treated with respect, no matter what skin color. The skin color of the children shouldn’t matter at all. For example, when
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