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             There is a crowd of dozens of people, and a young boy picks up a rock and heaves it at the head of another boy. The second boy is different from the others through his abnormal appearance but why did the first boy throw the rock? The first boy does not know either. It was a prickling sense inside of him that told him to throw the rock. It is human nature to hate and discriminate against concepts and ideas that are unknown. Why? Because misunderstanding and curiosity causes humankind to do unpredictable things. Throughout history, it is apparent that hatred and prejudice play significant roles of destruction. For example, prejudices against coloured people resulted in many rebellions. These rebellions caused collapses in laws and politics worldwide. Throughout history, mankind has noted how misunderstanding can cause hatred towards a person or a society, or an entity. From witches to coloured people, from women to physically and mentally challenged individuals, the human race at one point or another has isolated and despised these people who are different, only because of misunderstanding and misinterpretations of their lifestyles and appearance. But what is the root source of all this prejudice and hatred? It is the misinterpretation, misunderstanding, and misjudgment, caused either by words or actions, which spawn hatred or prejudices against a person or society. Using two novels, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, which demonstrate how mankind has abused such aspects by exploring the elements of the unknown, one can easily prove the statement above. .
             First of all, hatred and prejudices against a community or person are created because of misinterpretations. Misinterpretation is the act of interpreting erroneously. It is a mistaken interpretation caused by inaccurate explanations. This concept of misinterpretations causing hatred due to interpreting erroneously is shown through the passage: " "Grandma says it's bad enough he lets you all run wild, but now he's turned out a n*****-lover we"ll never be able to walk the streets of Maycomb agin.

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