Huck feels some type of pity for Jim; however, it is only for brief moments at the most, and is soon replaced by a snobby attitude. This is because Huck does not want to associate himself with a slave (Hurt 100). 2. Jim is nothing more than a doll that Tom and Huck play with so they can have fun. He represents how Caucasian slave owners use their slaves for their own advantage, and take into no thought about how it feels on the other side.
Although Caucasians in the 70s ' and 80s ' did not like blacks, they still wanted their help with everyday tasks. Mr. Randy claims that even people in the church who claimed to be Christian were still racist at times of the opposite race. Mr. Randy also noticed racism in his own family. His father even told him, "If you ever bring a girl any darker than him home, you 'd have to pack your bags." Racism still exists in the cays and family islands, and this is still evident to this day.
Even though this book was written in the 1960’s, while people were fighting for equal rights, it still showed us how wrong the people were at handling issues regarding same rights for whites and African Americans. Throughout the novel, the main characters are fighting for fairness in the courts, as at least a start to end segregation altogether. The book shows us how much this issue was fought over, and the sort of extremely unfair incidents that would happen all the time. It is actually better that we are reading this book now rather than before segregation became illegal, because now we can actually see the all the injustice and racism To Kill a Mockingbird is a great novel for older students to read, because it shows us good values and how racism and prejudice shaped the county of Maycomb. It also teaches us about this pivotal period of time in American history, during the great depression and before the laws against segregation were passed.
ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE PAST AND THE PRESENT. “Frailty, the name is Women “– William Shakespeare Merchant of Venice written by William Shakespeare is a bitter comedy about a Jewish moneylender Shylock who seeks revenge from a wealthy merchant Antonio. The play highlights many important themes such as mercy, prejudice, the law, justice. The setting of the play is in Venice and in Belmont. While the Jews had been banned from England since 1290 , Venice had laws to protect non venetians traders who contributed in the economic welfare .Shakespeare’s setting is full of religious strife between the Christians and the Jews .Belmont is presented as a contrast to Venice .
They viewed the African Americans as inferior, and nothing but a piece of property so no one would care about African Americans being killed instead of other Europeans. So since Frank J. Green is from England, rightfully England had adopted “Ten Little Niggers” as that poem 's name. “It became a standard of the blackface minstrel shows, especially after the Civil War and later into the 1920’s lampooning black people as “dim-witted,” lazy, “buffoonish”(Julianne Jennings). This poem was used in schools in England to teach how to count since it goes from 10
Don’t say nigger, Scout. That’s common.”(Lee 77). The word nigger is considered repugnant to people. Parents disapprove of their children reading the book because of its racial slurs even though this the language they used at the time. Furthermore,the book also says “ I’d walk every step of the way there an‘ every step back jist like I did before an’ furthermore we’d whip ‘em this time” (Lee78) .
In the 18th century there were no schools in the southern states of America that admitted black children to its free public schools. Fearing that black literacy would prove a threat to the slave system whites in the Deep South passed laws forbidding slaves to learn to read or write and making it a crime for others to teach them. Believing their human rights was considered useless as they was only seen as workers. Few brave souls has tried to educate them in the dark, some succeeded, some failed. But going through time, education started becoming a weapon that feared the white man.
Scout barely had any knowledge about her own family prejudice, until Atticus tells them that women cannot sit on juries:"For one thing, Miss Maudie can't serve on a jury because she's a woman(225).This quote from the book tells us that Atticus meant that the women were not allowed to sit on juries and that he supported this thought.He was being stereotype and prejudice against women.This was not same as the other families, When Scout sees Mr.Cunningham gave them hickory nuts she asked Atticus whether they are poor,he said “We are indeed(21)”.This gives us the idea that they were poor, but not as poor as the Cunninghams. Cunninghams were different, Scout had some background information on the Cunninghams as they always tried to repay their debt(20) and Atticus told them that they the country trash.Walter Cunningham was Scout’s classmate, She knew Walter had hookworms as he had no shoes(19), this shows that the Cunningham’s financial situation was poor.Whereas, in the Ewell family, it was a different case. Although they were poor,they were ignorant and annoying. Atticus says to Scout that the Ewells were the disgrace of the Maycomb county and they could go to school anytime they wanted to(31).Burris Ewell, son of Bob Ewell was as rude and annoying as his father, in fact he told Miss Caroline that he does not need any advice from her(26).This shows how Ewells got their name in the Maycomb County for
1.-(B) The novel “Of Mice and Men” is not a tragedy because the protagonists weren’t important people to society. They were just a couple of individuals who only had each other and were hoping to achieve their dream of having a small piece of land for their own. “Guys like us, that work on ranches are the loneliest guys in the world.” ”We ain´t like that. We got a future” ”Because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why.” Page 13 and 14 2.- The Great Depression was the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized
I then ask my father to talk with the women, and he told me that I should never in my life try to do so. Why? I did not at that time. But I found out that public opinion sees “Prostitution [as an evil] […] institution […]. It doesn 't matter if it is the 'world 's oldest profession ', it is still wrong.” From such claim, it sound difficult to address the idea of legalizing prostitution or not.