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Have you ever judged a book by its cover? To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is an excellent example of characters who judge each other based on looks, actions, and community beliefs. The book was written in 1960 and judging is still happening to this day. People should never judge others by what they do. Because we have no idea of what they’re going through or why they’re doing a certain thing. In the novel Atticus Finch is a lawyer asked to defend a black man in their town. Just because Atticus is defending a black man, others in town think less of him. They don’t understand why he had to make that decision, but they judge him anyway. When his daughter Scout asks him why he is defending a black man when the town thinks he shouldn’t, he says:” The main reason is, if I didn’t I couldn’t hold my head up in town, I couldn’t represent this county in the legislature, I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not to do something again. ” (pg. 86).People should never judge others by what other people say. Boo is a man the whole town talks, but no one knows the truth. They have no clue what Mr. Radley really looks like, because they have never seen him in person. Jim is just telling them the rumor that is going around town about Mr. Radley. For example, “there was a long jagged scar that ran across his face.”People should never pick sides because of their race. Just because Tom Robinson is black the court should still give him a fair chance. For example, “There’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads-they couldn’t be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man, the white man always wins. They’re ugly, but those are the facts of life.” ( pg. 250)Tom might be a black man, but he is still a man. He deserves a fair chance in the trial but instead they take the white man’s side . In conclusion the characters in To Kill A Mockingbird  are judgemental of each other. The town people  are always looking for ways to put other people down. Judging is always happening we need to work together to stop and make the world a better place.

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