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Social Inequality to Kill a Mockingbird


Social Inequality Think of social inequality. Is it fair for individuals to be ranked and divided simply because of their social status? Perhaps you’re considering the high school social rankings but it’s more than that. Individuals are being dealt with according to their social classes by the colour of their skin or their family background or monetary status, all aspects that we do not have a choice in.

Take the Royal family for instance. They are on the top of the pyramid, just due to the fact that of their status and wealth; people will treat them in a different way to how they would treat us commoners.

They are considered superior just because they are the Royals, however it is just because they were born into that household with a silver spoon in their mouths. What about those homeless individuals on the streets? Would you treat them the very same way you would deal with the royals? In To Kill a Mockingbird, the Finches were a pretty well off household with Atticus being connected to nearly everybody in the area and his job as an attorney provided enough money to support his family. The Cunningham household on the other hand, are poor famers that attempt to scrape along with what they have.

They are mocked since of their lack of wealth, and because they were ‘Cunninghams’. Although the Cunninghams are poor, they are respectable because they find other methods to pay rather of money. Scout is uninformed of such things as social standings, but is however, mindful that the Cunninghams are poor; and explains rather helpfully to her very first grade instructor Miss Caroline, that Walter Cunningham is ‘a Cunningham’ so he would never ever have the ability to pay back her quarter if she had lent it to him.

Later on Scout is revolted by Walter’s consuming good manners, which results in her being scolded by Calpurnia to not evaluate someone due to the fact that of whether they were bad or not. Even if the Cunninghams were poor, they were nothing compared to the Ewells. They were normal ‘white garbage’ characters that lived with dreadful hygiene, ignorant and did not follow the law. The Ewells were considered the worst of the worst with their tacky good manners and language. Most people avoided them but felt sorry for them much like Tom provided for Mayella. Nevertheless he assisting her only caused landing him a court case and eventually death.

But even listed below the Ewells on the social pyramid is the black neighborhood. They are considered even worse than the Ewells since they are Negroes. The colour of their skin decided their social status and individuals evaluated them just because of that. They bore with far even worse treatment than the Ewells or the Cunninghams. Social inequality simply goes to reveal if individuals are labelled ‘Cunningham’ or ‘Ewell’ or ‘Negro’. It is pigeonholing people into somebody might not be. Social status does not decide individuals we are and individuals must be treated equally no matter what.

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