Till’s mother had the people leave her son’s casket open so that people could see what awful things Bryant and Milam did. She wanted everyone to know how evil whites were to blacks. Many people who took a look at Till’s body, were appalled. His body was bloated and severely swollen, and he had bruises everywhere. As bad as it was to let people see this, Till’s mother, Mamie knew it would inspire a lot of black people to stand up for themselves.
Mattie deals with death and loss in this book. When People in Mattie’s family died she has to learn to live on her own.This story suggest that you have to suffer to get things you want. In this book Mattie had to lose people for her to become more responsible which allowed her to take over the coffee house on her own. In the beginning of this book on page 13 when polly died. Mattie wanted to go to polly’s funeral but her mother would not allow her to go.
‘“I would like to place an advertisement in your newspaper. I’m searching for my mother. She’s gone’” (Anderson 157). This quote shows that Mattie is more responsible and she’s trying to look for her mother on her own. Grandfather’s death helped Mattie become more independent and more of an adult, so his death wasn't all bad.
Emmett Till’s body was shipped home in a sealed coffin but Mamie Till insisted that his body be shown in an open casket at a Chicago funeral home. The reason for Mamie Till demands for an open casket was she wanted the world to see the awful things they did to her son. She thought people wouldn’t believe her son was so brutally killed unless everyone saw it themselves. Mamie Till’s decision to have the open casket created a huge impact. Photos of Emmett’s mutilated body from the funeral were published by Jet, an African American weekly magazine, and Chicago Defender.
Can you imagine to go study abroad and in your estance there getting charged of being the murdered of your roommate? Amanda Knox then aged 20 was an American citizen who was studying in Perugia, Italy. One night after coming back from her boyfriend’s house she found in her house what would mark her life forever. Knox came home on November 2nd to find the dead body of her English roommate Meredith Kercher. Blood stains all around the house were found along with a broken window, and Kercher’s room locked.
Immediately Patrick trusts his instincts and is suspicious of Helene and begins to notice how neglectful she is as a mother. It is shown that Helene is involved with many drug dealers and often left Amanda alone for long periods of time to go to bars and socialize. Patrick automatically can see the pain that is inside Amanda’s home and this is what leads to the real story behind Amanda’s disappearance. After socializing with outside sources and investigating the case, Patrick comes across Jack Doyle,
When Carolyn Bryant’s husband found out what happened he immediately wanted vengeance. He ended up shooting Till and throwing him in the Tallahatchie river. When everyone came to see the dead body, they became outraged. All that became even worse when the murderers were found not guilty. Emmett Till helped people who were on the edge about joining the civil rights movement, to finally do it.
Milam, his half-brother, kidnapped Emmett Till from his home. The fourteen-year-old was beaten, maimed, and shot him in the head before drowning his body in the nearby river. It was three days before Till’s body was discovered in the river. When his mother Mamie received his body back in Chicago, she decided to have an open casket. The reasoning for the open casket being so the world can see just how cruel racism is.
Suicide is common within the society. This is revealed by when Mildred tried to kill herself and also when Chief Beatty also let himself be killed by Guy Montag. Also by the nonchalance with which the technicians treat Millie after her overdose. “He thought of her lying on the bed with the two technicians standing straight over her, not bent with concern, but only standing straight, arms folded”(Bradbury ?). The people attempt suicide so often that there is a special tool used to pump their stomachs.
Michelle Dean, the author of “ The Amanda Todd Story”(2012), wrote this article to highlight and inform readers about the case of 15 year old Amanda Todd, who was cyber bullied online and ultimately hung herself in her bedroom closet. The author uses pathos and logos in order to reach an audience who might feel trapped and reclused like Amanda might have. The author ultimately informs the reader, so that they can seek help. Michelle Dean starts off by giving Todd’s background(logos), where she it describes her as “ostracized”, or closed off from society. It was said that she was being followed around on the internet by a man from the Netherlands.