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How is Tom Robinson an outcast in To Kill A Mockingbird?

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Tom Robinson is an outcast in Maycomb, Alabama because he is a handicapped African-American accused of a violent crime. In the prejudiced county of Maycomb, black people are discriminated against and segregated from the population. Tom lives on the far side of the town, separated from the white population, similar to an outcast . Tom Robinson has been wrongly...

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