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In "To Kill a Mockingbird" the theme of prejudice is shown mainly through the minor characters of Boo Radley, Tom Robinson and Dolphus Raymond. Examples would be how the town of Maycomb has many different stories in how these people act even though they may not have even met them once. This could be how in Maycomb many people believe that one day when Boo was cutting out pictures from a magazine he stabbed his father. Or that Dolphus Raymond decides to live and have children with a coloured women because he's drunk all the time, although he's not, he just pretends to give them a reason. These are examples of prejudice. Scouts Aunt Alexandra was also prejudice. If you have ancestors who drank or were in to drugs she believed it ran in the family, so that everyone in that family had the same problem. She would think this even if she had never meet one of them in her life.

Also Aunt Alexandra is prejudice against Calpurnia because she says to Atticus "we don't need her now." (page 137) her reasoning is not because Cal is black its because Cal is a lower class person

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