To Kill A Mockingbird
The theme with the most impact in To Kill a Mockingbird” is Prejudice. Prejudice is ?a judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge or examination of the facts.? Throughout the novel, there were many incidents, but two of them stood out the more than others. These are the teachings of Ms. Gates and her enmity towards the atrocities of Adolf Hitler, while at the same time she hated blacks, and the prejudice of the American court system in the 1930s by saying they stand for justice but not accepting the statement themselves.
In Ms Gates classroom we read about her teaching the class that the Jews are being persecuted against by the Nazis. According to Ms. Gates this is un-Christian and she finds these actions despicable. The prejudice of this teaching is shown as soon as she mentions the word persecution. ?Yes, she said, Old Adolf Hitler has been persecuting the jews.? Pg.244. This indident shows that she herself is persecuting the black people of Maycomb by not raising an eyebrow to the killing of an innocent black man. It is also very prejudice when she mentions democracy, and the way that she is not
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