To Kill a Mockingbird

Analyze this quote from TKAM "All the little man on the witness stand [Bob Ewell] had that made him any better than his nearest neighbors was, that if he scrubbed with lye soap in very hot water, his skin was white." (p.229)

This is supposed to relate to how unnecessary fear and/or prejudice stems from negative stereotypes.

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The stereotype would allude to white caucasians being better than African Americans. In this case, as undesirable as Bob Ewell was as a human being, he was regarded by most of the community as better than his black neighbors.


To Kill a Mockingbird