In in the schoolyard [Cecil Jacobs said] the day

In society, it is automatically assumed that people want justice, equality and stride for freedom. Despite that, when a group of people are put together; they turn into a stack of dominos. Although they do not realize it, when someone of higher social class creates a certain stigma against a person or group the rest will eventually follow through despite personally knowing them. It is the act of bias and influence that hinder the sight of many. “Bigotry or prejudice in any form is more than a problem; it is deep-seated evil within our society” (..) It is in Harper Lee’s “How To Kill A Mockingbird.” that the issue of Prejudice is shown throughout the novel. It is apparent in the novel which exhibits the unethical idea of individuals, particularly the in each human soul amongst discrimination and injustice. Furthermore, “To Kill A Mockingbird” displays the idea of innocence, how prejudice works, and the consequences.The novel takes place in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama during the great depression era. Through the young characters; Scout and Jem perspective, they learn to mature and grow learning that not all people are good by nature such as their father Atticus. Moreover, it is clear that people are not born prejudiced and discriminating others, but something that is shown and learned. An example of this is through the character of Cecil Jacobs. ” He had announced in the schoolyard Cecil Jacobs said the day before that Scout Finch’s daddy defended niggers. I denied it, but I told Jem.” ( Lee 85) It is evident that Scout an innocent little girl has no clue what Cecil meant as she can not comprehend the significance of that word or why it was used as an insult to her father. This tells the reader how Scout perception changes and finally learns about life and its negativity. It is clear that the author wanted the reader to interpret racial prejudice with the  use of innocent characters and therefore even got victimised because of that same innocence.Another example would be Boo Radley since he is constantly wrongly accused as he is described by the folk of Maycomb as a vicious man which is evident in chapter one ” Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall… there was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and roten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time’ ( Lee 14 ) Jem and other children depicted Boo Radley of this dangerous predator, but in reality he was a human who had been stripped of his innocence and suffered because of it. In fact Boo Radley was a harmless man who only did things for the greater good “insert good acts here” (…) In ways, Boo Radley symbolizes a mockingbird “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us.” (Lee 103) Furthermore, because all Boo Radley ever did were good acts, he truly never deserved to be discriminated against as he was a misunderstood man. Concluding sentence: Prejudice is caused because of several reasons, because the novel strongly displays prejudice, there are many types of prejudice presented such as racism, gender, age and social. Prejudice is the perceived notion based solely on someone you do not know. Furthermore, an example of sexism would be involving Aunt Alexandra and Scout during chapter twenty six, Alexander has very strong views on how a girl must act, she believes scout should dress properly and have good manners. However, this is not her fault as this was how women were taught growing up. This is evident in the quote “”Aunt Alexandra’s deportment involved playing with small stoves, tea sets and wearing  the pearl necklace she gave me when I was born.” ( Lee 78 ) This is significant because in her aunts eyes doing all of this would help Scout prepare for her future.Moreover, an example of racial prejudice can be seen during the Tom Robinson trial. Because Tom was a black man, he was already perceived as guilty to the tolk folk of Maycomb when accused of raping a white girl. Unfortunately because of the racial prejudice going around the time period of 1930’s in Alabama and the unwillingness to end racism, Tom Robinson was charged as a guilty man although he was proven innocent on multiple occasions such as “….” It is because of the negative mindset and the unwillingness to accept that he wasn’t guilty, the corrupt justice system would not be resolved. It is apparent that although the reader may think that human nature would want righteousness, it goes to show how people allow themselves to be manipulated so easily.Concluding sentence: It is hard to comprehend how prejudice affects people, Boo Radley, Atticus Finch and Tom Riddleston are all victims of prejudice and every one of them is affected differently. One day Boo Radley was cutting the newspaper with scissors, and when his father passed “Boo drove the scissors into his parent’s leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants, and resumed his activity”(Lee 11). Ever since then Boo Radley isolates himself from the people of Maycomb and stays inside his home all day so nobody ever sees him. Unfortunately, If Boo chooses to go outside, he will be unfairly viewed as a visitor from abroad because of his mysterious ways, Boo voluntarily stays inside his home because he knows that his society will ridicule him. After being isolated for so many years, Boo is developmentally challenged. Boo has lost his basic social skills and will not survive outside of his home, this is the result of constantly being ridiculed and can crush someone’s self esteem. Atticus Finch is another victim of prejudice in the novel. After being  appointed to defend Tom Robinson, the town folk exhibit  prejudice towards him. The town folk believe that Atticus should not present a proper defense for a black person, but Atticus fully intends to do so because he believes in equal rights and does not believe in prejudice or racism. In addition, Atticus Finch is also the object of vicious comments by the townspeople. Many do not believe that Atticus should defend a black person in court because, in their biased opinion, a black person is guilty before the case is brought to trial. Mr. Bob Ewell confronts Atticus after the trial at the post office corner, spits in his face and says ‘Too proud to fight, you nigger-lovin’ bastard?’… ‘No, too old'( Lee 217) This does not bother Atticus because he knows that he is doing the right thing defending Tom properly.unfortunately Atticus’s children have to confront comments by family and people in their neighborhood throughout the novel. In an incident at a family gathering Francis Finch tells Scout ‘Grandma says it’s bad enough he lets you all run wild, but now he is turning out to be a nigger-lover… he’s ruinin’ the family, that’s what he’s doin'”( Lee 83) Scout and Jem feel embarrassed because of this, but Atticus continues to stay strong for them.