Can someone give me an essay outline for To Kill a Mockingbird with the topic of social inequality and prejudice?  I usually need a little help when it comes to essay outlines but all I can find...

Can someone give me an essay outline for To Kill a Mockingbird with the topic of social inequality and prejudice?

 

I usually need a little help when it comes to essay outlines but all I can find are entire essays to copy, which I don't want to do. I'm looking for a basic 5 paragraph essay outline with the topic being the theme of social inequality and prejudice in Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Primary types of prejudice and social inequality in To Kill a Mockingbird:

  • RACIAL PREJUDICECharacters: Tom Robinson, Helen Robinson, Calpurnia.  Examples: The jury verdict against Tom; Alexandra's feelings about Calpurnia.
  • GENDER BIASCharacters:  Miss Maudie, Miss Stephanie, Mayella, Misses Tuttie & Frutti.  Examples:  Women are generally portrayed as eccentric or unusual.
  • AGE BIASCharacters:  Various children in minor ways.  Example:  Mr. Avery's superstitions about children.
  • MENTAL INSTABILITYCharacters: Boo Radley, Dolphus Raymond. Examples:  Boo portrayed as a ghoul; Dolphus portrayed as a drunk.
  • CLASS BIASCharacters:  The Cunningham Family, the Ewell Family, Dolphus Raymond.  Examples:  Alexandra bans Walter Cunningham Jr. from the Finch house; the Ewells are considered the "disgrace of Maycomb."

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