Throughout the book, the town faces many racial discrimination issues, especially when an African American man named Tom Robinson is falsely accused of rape of a white female. Atticus courageously decides to take Tom Robinson’s case, therefore, going against the prejudice portrayed in the town. Malala Yousafzai was a teenager who lived in a city in Pakistan that was under control of a Taliban. The Taliban highly restricted girls from going to school because of their gender. Malala believed that everyone had the right to get an education, so she fought for what she believed in and went against the Taliban.
Just Mercy was written in 2014, In modern day society, racial injustice has a big impact in this world today, as stated in Just Mercy and To Kill a Mockingbird. Showing that they are both related in many ways. The characters from To Kill A Mockingbird deal with racial injustice first hand. Scout, the narrator and daughter of Atticus Finch, experienced racial injustice of her father’s court case with Tom Robinson, an African American. Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores.
“He also is willing to stand up against the odds-he knows he’s ‘licked’ before he even begins” (Text 2). Atticus knows he will not be able to win this case even if Tom Robinson is innocent. Unfortunately the town and the jury are corrupt and will not give Tom a fair trial. Almost anyone can see that Atticus Finch defends Tom Robinson to show compassion through the “Golden Rule” and set an example for his children. Atticus is an idealist and knows what is right and what is wrong.
In a racially charged atmosphere, “white trash” Mayella Ewell ignores the morality and conventions of the community, and makes a sexual advance on Tom Robinson. When discovered she covers her guilt and shame by accusing him of rape. In this era and in this community, Mayella’s accusation is seen as reasonable and unfortunately believable, which leaves Tom beaten before he enters the trial. However, Atticus expresses a powerful message in his closing argument to create a move for change in his society. The argument is expressed subliminally, by communicating that in the 1930’s society disregarded that all were equal, and categorised men and women based on the colour of their skin.
“Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win”-Atticus (pg.101). Here Atticus is trying to get Scout to learn what courage is. He is trying to say that you should not give up before the situation even begins to take place. He knows he will not win but that does not mean that you should stop trying
Atticus taking over the case of Tom Robinson shows determination because it indicates his fearlessness to do what is right. For example, Atticus himself had said, “The main one is, if I didn’t I couldn’t hold up my head in town, I couldn’t represent this county in legislature, I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not to do something again”(Harper 100). Prior to this quote, it states fearlessness because Atticus would rather take the risk of losing prestige than to be seen as an racist coward. This also shows atticus a honest brave lawyer who understand the equality of people and justice. Proceeding to symbolism which is something physical or concrete that author uses to embody an idea.
He understands that there is prejudice in the society against black people and that even though he tried his best, he could lose the case since he had not seen a jury deciding in favor of a black man. He understands the facts of life but stays committed to the truth. He knows that he would have to appeal jury 's decision in case Tom Robinson is found guilty. In the next stanza, Kipling points out that in life when you lose everything, you must be also willing to forget about your loss. He advises that you will need to keep your "Will" alive in the most challenging circumstances even though you feel that you are physically and emotionally beaten.
Seeing as how Prospero is a loving father, readers can assume that Prospero surely would have protected his daughter from vile and violent sin of rape. Could this justify why Ariel is treated like a son and Caliban like an unwanted stray? Or does this represent a bigger issue? Literature sees a similar conflict arise in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. Tom Robinson, a black man living in the racist south, is accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell.
In this first quote shows a lot of racial remarks. “ “My folks said your daddy was a disgrace an‘ that nigger oughta hang from the water-tank!”(Lee 102). This quote shows how the people of Maycomb are being racist because they want Tom Robinson who supposedly raped a white female to hanged from a water-tank. The is a person in the story that is called Francis who is very racist towards black people. “Francis rose and sprinted down the catwalk to the old kitchen.
Mark Twain tells story of a white boy, whom one would consider to be an outsider, Huck, and his older friend Jim, a runaway slave; that exemplify that racism is something that will always be. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been facing continuous controversy ever since it 's publication date in 1884 and has seemingly continued to make news even today. Mark Twain, the author, faced much scrutiny for his lack of respect for religion, for his ungrammatical American vernacular, and for being racist. The novel was removed from schools because of the novels portrayal of Jim and its use of the "N" word. Twain used the "N" word 219 times throughout the novel, which some people thought it got in the story 's message against slavery; but others, thought Twain perfectly captured the way people talked back then.
They were laws written to segregate Blacks and Whites. However, there were many who rejected the idea of segregation and became what people consider a hero today. To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee in the 1960’s. It tells the story of a young girl, named Scout, growing up during this time period. In the story, her father defies the Jim Crow Laws by defending an African American, named Tom Robinson.