To Kill A Mockingbird: Racism & Prejudice Flashcard Example #22864

Tom is one of Harper Lee’s
‘mockingbirds’, an important symbol of innocence destroyed
The atmosphere in the courtroom was exactly the same as the cold February morning, when the mockingbirds were still
Secret Courts of men’s hearts
Atticus had used every tool available to free men to save Tom Robinson, but in the secret courts of men’s hearts Atticus had no case
Ewell represents the dark side of the South: ignorance, poverty, squalor, and hate-filled racial prejudice.
They were people, but they lived like animals
Link Deas (Tom’s Employer) standing up for Helen
You don’t have to touch her, all you have to do is make her afraid, and if assault ain’t enough to keep you locked up awhile, I’ll get you in on the Ladies’ Law
Black men were discriminated that kissing one was enough to render one unfit to for society
She has committed no crime, she has merely broken a rigid and time-honoured code of our society, a code so severe that whoever breaks it is hounded from our midst as unfit to live with. She is the victim of cruel poverty and ignorance, but I cannot pity her: she is white
The citizens of Maycomb are eager to fit Tom into an pre-conceived stereotype
To Maycomb, Tom’s death was typical. Typical of a ***** to cut and run. Typical of a *****’s mentality to have no plan, no thought for the future, just run blind first chance he saw
Lula is the only example of reverse racism in the book, demonstrating that racism is not only confined to white people
You ain’t got no business bringin’ white chillun here – they got their church, we got our’n. It is our church, ain’t it, Miss Cal?

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