Nancy Berber’s discussion and quote analysis was very thought provoking. Berber’s chosen quote in, “The Help,” by Katheryn Stockett was indeed a unique quote for this discussion. Berber’s analysis of Eugenia Phelan was correct when she asserted that Miss Skeeter was very different from everyone in Jackson, Mississippi. Stockett worked hard writing Miss Skeeter’s character as unique, different, and as a hidden beauty inside and out. Even though Miss Skeeter’s mother always portrayed Miss Skeeter as odd and as slightly ugly, other people always seemed to gravitate to Miss Skeeter’s inner beauty like Constantine, Miss Hilly, and Steward.
She even quotes in the film that Constantine was more of a mother figure to her than her actual mom. Throughout the film we see how bold and courageous Skeeter is. Despite the strict rules the town of Jackson has with coloreds and whites, this doesn’t stop Skeeter from doing what she believes in. Skeeter’s determination and bravery is what stood out the most. Skeeter has a passion for creating a book that will represent the struggles and the everyday lives that maids deal with.
Throughout history there has always been some form of prejudice or discrimination, and regardless of how far society has advanced the antagonism towards people that are “different” continues. However, in history there has also been those that fought against these prejudices. For example, humanitarians like Helen Keller, who was deaf and blind but overcame her impairment and campaigned for others like her. It is important to note that people like Helen Keller changed history for people with disabilities, so what can society do today to change the history of discrimination? There are many actions people have taken, some more violent then others, but there are those that have chosen to embrace the prejudice and discrimination thrown at them.
Societal discrimination is a topic that courses through every day life and alters individuals, regardless if it’s noticeable or not. People are judged, beaten down and discriminated against by the society around us and it dramatically affects how people think, how they act and who they turn out to be. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, two labourers, George and Lennie, travel to California after fleeing from the town of Weed after they get themselves into an undesirable situation. Throughout the rest of the novel, the reader is introduced to several other characters who all seem to face some sort of injustice. Towards the end of the novel, Lennie ends up getting involved with one of the workers' wives and makes an unforgettable mistake.
The hardest task to diminish all the racial bias or racial discrimination is to let those who enjoy the sense of racial supremacy to accept the fact that people are all born equal and people are all created the same underneath their skin. It is always easy for people to feel that they are superior to others, and by doing so, it makes it much easier for them to own the power in society. In James Baldwin’s “Going to Meet the Man”, the protagonist, Jesse, evidently shows the difficulties of giving up the sense of racial supremacy as a white man. From Jesse’s perspective of the rise of the African-American people, readers could know that the reason why he doesn’t dare to face the reality is because the rise of the African-American actually symbolizes the loss of his masculinity which is presented through the way that how he uses the religious, sexual, and political aspects to degrade the African-American people. Before the abolishment of slavery, the white uses the Bible to rationalize what they have done to the African-American people during that time.
Skeeter becomes alienated due to her choices of not being married, and because of how her perspective on the division between white Southern households and black maids has changed due to being in the city and going to college. She also crosses social boundaries in the movie to write a book about the lives of black maids in the South, which is a highly controversial and could have gotten the maids who helped fired and shunned. These characteristics are what help her further her transformation from the women she was raised to be to the independent, brave woman who chooses her own
Jewett uses imagery as a tool to make the audience feel what the character Sylvia is feeling. Jewett uses phrases such as “More than all the hawks, and bats, and moths, and even the sweet-voiced thrushes, was the brave, beating heart of the solitary gray-eyed child” (49-52) to have the audience see what the tree itself feels. She uses this imagery to give personification to the tree, as the tree can feel too; the tree is a living thing just like Sylvia is. Jewett uses the point of view to sell to the audience how Jewett dramatizes the story more than diction and
Along with her age, Jewett demonstrates Sylvia’s youth by the innocence she sees in the world around her. The choices people make shape not only the way other people see and perceive them, but how they feel about and perceive themselves. In “A White Heron,” Sylvia faces isolation from her move from the city, the question of who she wants to become, the choice between the greed of humans and the sanctity of nature, and the moral dilemma between what is right and what is
This is displayed when Aibileen, the maid of Elizabeth who takes care of Mae Mobley, when Aibileen says, "I want to yell so loud that Baby Girl can hear me that dirty ain’t a color, disease ain’t the Negro side a town. I want to stop that moment from coming—and it come in every white child’s life—when
All information has been presented by the following articles by Newsela, entitled, “Why Stereotypes should Be Avoided”, “Famous Speeches: Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream””, and "Worsening, Unchecked segregation in K-12 Public Schools”. There is still a bit of racism left in current society as of today, despite Mr. King’s past efforts to purge the country of segregation. With Mr. King alive in today’s time and world, racism would definitely be miles closer to disappearing. Other problems in current society, for example, ridiculous gender roles and terrorism happening in modern day could be impacted beneficially for the