There are many reasons that the Chrysalids is a relevant story in this day and age like hate, segregation, prejudice, but the ones I think that are the most important are racism and ignorance. I think this because in today's society, racism is a very big and occurring problem. People treat others differently because of their race.”Only the image of god is man” (Wyndham 18). I quote means that if you don’t look exactly like god then ur not “proper” so you need to die. This ties into the story because the people of Waknuk treat the others townspeople differently if they are not a picture of man.
He used Logos and Pathos by telling facts about racist voting restrictions and then phrased it in a way to make the crowd give sympathy. An example of him using logos and pathos is when he said: “Yet the harsh fact is that in many places of this country men and women are kept from voting simply because they are Negroes.” He said this right after he said “Every American citizen must have an equal right to vote.” these two lines shock the audience. These two joined together, is the perfect strategy because when Lyndon Johnson stated what should be and what everyone believed, and then said what the harsh reality was in a negative way, it literally changed the perspective of many Members of congress and many other viewers. Lyndon Johnson’s mix of Pathos and Logos helped convinced the crowd into helping him abolish racist voting restrictions. In the speech “We shall overcome,” Lyndon Baines Johnson used Logos and Pathos to convince the crowd, and backed it up with a strong, determined tone.
During the early 60s and 50s America was an unforgiving place for people with colored skin or different racial backgrounds than white people would be separated and discriminated because they were different.With the help of people of Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights activists, they were able to outlaw and diminish segregation with peaceful protest and speeches.Segregation was a horrible because all it was is just people hating other people just because the way they look or racial backgrounds. In the early 60s and 50s segregation was a huge thing back then and many different activities and a lot of different things were designated for different races.For example,Montgomery,Alabama,when a bus became full, the seats nearer to the front were given to white people (Source A).White people were more privileged than any other race.This shows that some people can be so rude just because someone has a different way a life than themselves.In addition a person named Homer Plessy purchased a ticket for a train in
If it weren't for these prejudice thoughts, many people would be together united as one fighting to better one another. As Brent states in “Black Men and Public Space,” “the hatred he feels for blacks makes itself known to him through a variety of avenues - one being his discomfort with that ‘special brand of paranoid touchiness’ to which he says blacks are prone.” (514). Due to this fear of one another, it has brought much tension among many. This discrimination has been going on for many years and is what makes the United States divided. These many examples provided by Brent proved these exact points and showed the belitting of African Americans within Americas society.
The final way that shows how labels can affect people is negativity. There is so much negativity in this book, like when the book mentioned how the Ewells were not liked. “ The Ewells have been the disgrace of maycomb for three generations.”(Lee 30) This is true and nobody in Maycomb likes the Ewells. The only reason that people were on their side for the trial was because Tom was black and the people were racist that stood against him, They didn 't stand by the Ewells because they liked them. This book shows how labels can affect almost everyone and shows how you can be judged on almost anything.
In the film Do the Right Thing, by Spike Lee, tension among racial groups is effectively shown. Two of the main points that are brought to attention throughout the movie are racism and police brutality. Do the Right Thing stirred up a lot of controversy, along with many emotions. In the time the movie is set (1989), racism was very prominent. In the movie, Lee promotes pride in one’s race and most of all interracial tolerance.
The lecture on African Americans in the 1920s by Professor David Canton is very disturbing. His lecture was on the different unjust treatment that African Americans endured. The professor, to me, was trying to make the listener feel the anguish that African Americans did in the 1920s. In some sense he appeared passionate and at times angry about the treatment of African Americans. The government supported this hostile treatment because they believed African Americans were being subversive if they stood up and defended themselves.
Huck’s view of society and his morals are constantly changing as the story progresses. Civilization and people’s behavior heavily affect how Huck Finn is as a person and his morals. The majority of people have racial prejudice against African Americans which is carried to their children which makes them think the same way as their parents. Unlike Whites, African Americans were forced into the system and had no choice on how to live their lives. Huck’s morals are truly put to the test when Jim is captured and Huck has to decide between what is right legally and what is right morally: “I was a trembling because I’d got to decide, forever betwixt two things” (Twain 161).
W.E.B. DuBois says, “ For the American that represents and gloats in lynching, disenfranchisement...in the hateful upturning and mixing of things, we were forced by vindictive fate to fight also… the country of ours, despite all its better souls, have done and dreams are yet a shameful land” (Doc. D). Lynching and violence were common for the black and they had to follow the jim crow law, especially in the south. Most African American worked as domestic laborers because most of the white people thought they don 't need education and a waste of time.
In Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” he uses periodic sentences, syntax, diction, and allusions to write about his beliefs about the immense struggles African Americans experienced to gain their rights, how he views just and unjust laws, the many different influences have in their lives, and the cruel nature of the citizens, which are still prevalent today. First of all, African Americans went through immense struggles to get the rights they have today. African Americans watched their family members be innocently killed, experienced multiple cruel acts of segregation, and often felt strong resentment to the White population. For instance, Dr. King uses a periodic sentence and imagery to express the immense struggles African Americans endured to gain the