Mayella Ewell comes from a poor family who is viewed in the Maycomb society as “white trash.” The Finch family has to face harsh criticism in the heavily racist Maycomb because of Atticus decision to help Tom. The soundtrack of the movie is important so the songs I choose are “Strange Fruit”, “Tearin’ up My Heart”, and “Eye of the Sparrow” which are good choices for the soundtrack. The first song I choose is “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday. It is a dark profound song about the lynching of African Americans in the southern United States during the Jim Crow Era. It was a protest song that Billie Holiday very rarely performed due to threats.
Buckley used Bigger’s upbringing and race as a way to highlight a reason why he made those bad choices. Bigger grew up in a society that discriminated against blacks where he was taught to respect and fear whites. He grew up in a stereotypical negro homelife. Bigger’s family consists of a mother who cannot cope with how unrealistic society 's values are for her children, a sister who fears life, a brother who waits for bigger to be the man he feels he should be, and no father or father figure, and finally a broken family who lived in poverty. Bigger’s family is anxious to see him prove himself while working for a wealthy white man.
Dey Manak Kumar rightly observes : “The blacks live in a dingy, segregated dirty, polluted, rat infested area. Slave cabins were simple and crude, mostly consisted of a single dark room with a fire place for cooking and heat.” (Dey, Manak Kumar, 53) From his childhood, Bigger Thomas faced discrimination. There was a deep psychological impact on his mind. The lessons of discrimination were imbibed in his mind by family and society. A feeling of frustration, a feeling of negligence made them uncomfortable.
Armand may be seen as hypocritical here because “ He has treated his slaves with violence and cruelty based on the color of their skin, and now he must face the fact that he is part African American himself” (“Irony in Desiree’s Baby”…1). This plot twist is somewhat beautiful in a tragic way because it leaves the readers in shock and the antagonist is in complete dismay. Armand could of had a beautiful life with a loving family but he chose to let lineage destroy their future. Desiree loved him madly but as soon as he thought she was part African American he got rid of her. The greatest part of this
He relates his skin color with being poor, he explains how poverty leads to crime and signifies the relationship between police brutality and race. This shows how hard life is to be an underprivileged person of color in the United States, with a kindness on issues with police cruelty. Tupac explains how he feels after waking up in the morning contemplating suicide, thinking should he kill himself? he is tired of the fight and struggles an being a poor underprivileged black man in America does not help. He tries to explain that even the police who take a vow to protect and serve turn the other cheek not caring the slightest, but if they shoot a black person they are called a hero.
His use of symbols provides a greater insight into the film, thus revealing society’s problems to his audience. Through the actions of the Kid’s rich biological father in rejecting the Kid’s mother and indirectly forcing her to abandon the child, Chaplin highlights the uncaring ignorance of the upper class on poverty and sufferings among the working class. He goes further and describes the poor conditions in which the working class lived when the Tramp takes the Kid to his apartment, tiny, dirty, and in need of repair and even sanitation. The inadequate conditions of the room are unchanging throughout the film and even worsen over time (The Kid), portraying the reality of the working class in the capitalist society of the twentieth century. In an attempt to bring the Kid back to his birth mother, the Country Orphan Asylum forcibly takes the boy away from the Tramp (The Kid).
They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black. They say I stink. Well, I tell you, you all of you stink to me (Steinbeck, 68).” Crooks is harsh to other people because of how they treated him before. He has a lonely and miserable life because he has no one to share the joy with. When he meets Lennie, he becomes happy because he finally found a friend, as stated in the story “Crooks scowled, but Lennie 's disarming smile defeated him.
In fact, Bigger’s behaviour is some kind of a mirror held to the face of American society by her Black son or, in Wright‘s words, by her “native son”. Through this novel, Wright seems to be arguing that the roots of criminal and illegal activities by Blacks are in White American society and that women are abused by this society — by their own community, by their lovers, by rest of their kith and kin and by their husbands also. Women appear as victims in American society who endure pain to an unimaginable degree. The significance of Wright’s hate, repugnance and antagonism towards religion can be seen in Native Son. This novel is not only a book, but it is also some kind of a White Paper about Black experience in American society.
To Kill a Mockingbird is an inspiring tale exploring an abundance of flaws in humanity and giving insight into the worst kind of people we can be. The novel covers many controversial topics, such as rampant racism, prejudice, and hypocrisy. The story follows Jem and Scout Finch, the children of Atticus Finch, a lawyer appointed to defend a black man, Tom Robinson, who has been accused of raping a white woman in 1930’s Maycomb, Alabama. This forces Atticus to deal with the stress and judgment of defending Tom in a society where no one wants to side with him, while Jem and Scout face a similar judgment for being Atticus’ children. Lee uses this setting to paint an extremely vivid picture of prejudice, which shows just how profound their effects can be.
This made his mind to have a bad image about the colored people in America. His father planned seeds of racism in both Derek’s and Danny’s minds and they grew rapidly after the death of his dad as the death was caused by the two black drug dealers. In addition, one of the reasons that dad hated blacks is he thought the blacks took all the jobs should have belonged to whites and they deprived all authorities of whites. For Derek, there are many significant evidences in the movie to prove he had a racial discrimination. For instance, Derek led the group of Neo-Nazi to ruin