To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird

Fear and hate go hand-in-hand, resulting in a display of social injustice and prejudice in our society. Often the victims of these negative societal judgements are themselves innocent of any wrongdoing. Harper Lee?s novel, “To A Mockingbird”, deals with these themes and issues. Not only must the main characters cope with injustice, but several other characters in Lees Maycomb must face the results of a variety of injustices. Three such characters who face injustice in “To Kill a Mockingbird”, by Harper Lee are Mayella Ewell, Atticus Finch, and Dolphus Raymond.

Mayella Ewell is an innocent young woman who is shown social injustice. Her father beats and abuses her for no reason, to pass the blame he ridicules her in front of the town. “Mayella looked from under lowered eyelids at Atticus, but she said to the judge Long s he keeps on callin me maam an sayin Miss Mayella. I dont hafta take his sass, I aint called upon to take it.” (Lee 182) Mayella does not understand that Atticus is being polite to her because no one else has before, she doesnt know how to respond,

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