Discuss the prejudice that Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, and Dolphus Raymond face in To Kill a Mockingbird. 

Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, and Dolphus Raymond experience prejudice as a direct result of their setting. Because they live in Alabama during the 1930s, they find themselves in conflict with others because of race, mental differences, and personal choices.

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Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, and Dolphus Raymond exist outside their society's established norms for differing reasons, and each man endures the actions of a prejudiced community.

Tom Robinson is a black man living in Alabama during the 1930s. At this time and in this setting, this makes him a likely victim of racism. After he is falsely accused of raping a white woman, he narrowly escapes a lynching while awaiting his trial. Although evidence clearly indicates that Tom could not have committed the crimes he's accused of, an all-white jury of twelve men convicts him anyway. Tom's intentions were noble, trying to assist Mayella since she seemed to have no one else to do so, yet Mayella takes advantage of his kindness and ultimately is responsible for his death. While Tom's death seems to press a few Maycomb citizens to reconsider their town's typically racist judgments, his own experience was plagued by those who were prejudiced against his skin color.

Boo Radley's condition is never...

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