To Kill a Mockingbird “Nigger Lover” Insult

The meaning of this term is when a white person supports a black person. Atticus was the main victim of the insult because of his trail. Many kids in scout’s school were calling Atticus a “nigger lover” due to this. Even though the kids at school say it, it is most commonly heard from Miss Dubose, a sick old lady who always seems like they are trying to fight.

This insult is actually directed in 2 different paths, one to all of the black civilians and to the white person supporting them. At the time, the black people were treated bad enough and having someone call another person a “nigger lover” makes it even worse. It offends the white person because they are being pushed down and for just trying to help someone. The insult also becomes more powerful for the fact that it is directed to the exact same person very often, which will irritate them a lot. I think the insult could also be negative because there are 2 different groups of people and calling someone a “nigger lover” almost seems like they are being torn out of their high class and being classified negatively just for helping one of them.

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