In, To Kill a Mockingbird, racism is a major theme throughout the story. The community is ignorant of the racism occuring around them. The story takes place during the 1930’s during the Depression. Boo Radley is a character who shows that fear can spring from ignorance. Boo is thought of as an isolated and mean monster. There are many stories that go around about why Boo stays indoors and doesn’t come out. The ignorance in Scout and Jem lead them to be fearful of Arthur “Boo” Radley. Boo becomes a central figure in the imaginations of Scout and Jem, they are ignorant and think up dramatic re-creations of his life. They are fearful that he is a mean and monstrous person who has killed his father which turns out to be completely opposite of who he really is in the end.
In, The Crucible, the whole community is ignorant to the idea that witches actually do exist. The story takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in a time