Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong. This quote was by Muhammad Ali on racism which I agree with him 100%. The summary of this book on racism was the incident that had happen with Tom Robinson being blamed for Mayella.
Racism affected Atticus in many ways. People looked at him differently because he was defending Tom Robinson, who is black. I think Atticus took this job not only to defend Tom but also defend his beliefs and family as well. ”As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it-whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.” (Lee 233) These qoute to me means that not all white people are nice to others. This is why Atticus Finch was affected by racism.
Racism also had an affect on Scout. Scout gets into several fights when she goes to school due to the issue with Atticus helping Tom …show more content…
Racism had the most impact on Tom Robinson because he had to go through trial and defend himself because he was accused of raping Mayella who was caucasian and Tom was african american. A situation occurred when Mayell told Tom to help her with something in the house which made it a big problem because most people in Maycomb didn’t like black people which they wanted to lynch him. Another time when Tom experience racism was during the courtroom Atticus tries to do everything in his power to find a solution to give him a good defense. “I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin’ on my Mayella!” (Lee 118) In these quote Mr.Ewell showed a lot of offensive language at Tom Robinson. It shows how Mr.Ewell has no respect towards black people because he talking about Tom as if he is an animal which isn’t. This why Tom Robinson was affected by
Bob Ewell vs Tom Robinson In the world today, people are not being treated fairly because they are being discriminated against society. This is also shown in Maycomb, Alabama, especially in the 1903s. In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, Tom Robinson is discriminated for his skin color.
The oppressive feeling of racism has touched all in maycomb. None can ignore it. The effect of it is very obvious, corruption. Atticus’s goal is to stop his children from “catching Maycomb’s disease” (117 need citation) in hopes that Jem and Scout will grow into people with morals that all are equal, you don’t have to follow society's predetermined standards. Atticus sacrifices his reputation, safety and when undertaking the responsibility of defending a black man.
However, Lee’s use of prejudice as a tool for characterization doesn't just stop as a fine brush with which to add details. In the case of Bob Ewell, the theme is less one of the colors of his personality than the canvas upon which his personality is painted. Ewells’ point in the novel is as the primary antagonist, whom has forced his daughter to accuse an innocent black man of rape, Tom Robinson; otherwise he would almost have beaten her to death. He
“To find yourself, think for yourself.” - Socrates Speaking out and knowing what you stand for will help you find your path and your voice. Throughout history, To Kill A Mockingbird, and our lives today, going along with the crowd and pushing aside individuality hasn 't helped anyone, or anything. Different views and opinions can help create a lot of beneficial change, but when no one is thinking for themselves, it is impossible for this to happen.
In the Southern Gothic novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, social racism is conveyed through the citizens of Maycomb and their actions and causes Jems coming of age. The trial of Tom Robinson ends with Tom ruled guilty, but all the evidence points to that he was innocent. The jury ruled that Tom was guilty just because of the color of his skin. This represents that the disease of racism spreads in Maycomb because of the actions of the townspeople. These actions cause Jem to lose his innocence and belief that all people can be fair and just.
This affects Scout because she feels it’s an insult being said about her father. One of the most important parts of the story and racism is the Tom Robinson trial. In the story Scout asks, “Why do you defend n******s?” Atticus responds saying he has to or he wouldn’t feel like a good person. This affects Tom Robinson because even Atticus’s kids question why Tom Robinson deserves to be defended.
Therefore, some people pissed to Atticus. The people, who live in Maycomb, say such ugly things about Atticus Finch, a white man, for defending Tom Robinson in court, because Atticus believe Tom and he tried to defend Tom seriously. Long time ago, many people believed that black men is not good, polite, and NOT believable, so they were treated like slaves. Now in real life, people who believe idea of racism by skin color are less than before. However, some people
Racism means hate towards another race and injustice mean unfair treatment, according to learner 's dictionary. In Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, an African american lawyer, was helping people get justice for the colored community. Another book similar to Just Mercy is, To Kill a Mockingbird, which made in 1960 was written by Harper Lee. Harper Lee addressed many issues about racial injustice too. Just Mercy was written in 2014,
Integrity is about being honest and doing what’s morally right; even when no one is watching you for it. The population of people with integrity is getting smaller by the day but the people who still have this trait are the people who make this world a better place. In Harper Lee’s novel To kill A Mockingbird integrity is a common trait which very few people seem to have but for the few people who does obtain this trait are the ones making a positive change towards racism. Atticus Finch is a man of integrity. He is defending Tom Robinson because he knows the man is wrongly convicted.
Atticus gives his final speech to the jury: “‘You know the truth and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around our women- black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of man. There is not a person in this courtroom who has never told a lie, who has never done an immoral thing, and there is no man living who has never looked up on a woman without desire.’” (273) There is not a certain person that just acts a certain way; black or white people will be people. They will do bad things and good things it doesn’t matter what they look like or where they come from.
Literature can be analyzed with many different critical lenses. While analyzing To Kill a Mockingbird, one may use a critical lens to recognize the different ideas throughout the novel. Harper Lee’s novel demonstrates her perspective on intolerance and discrimination within the early twentieth century. Firstly, intolerance of people who are different is very prevalent within the novel.
Scout life is affected by discrimination because he grows up around alot of racism and discrimination The life of Atticus is affected by discrimination because he and his family gets threatened after defending Tom Robinson. The life of Helen is affected by discrimination because the Ewells think they can treat her like trash because she was Tom’s wife. Many people like to be racist and discriminate against other people but they dont notice how they affect other peoples
Jem and Scout are also bugged at school, for example Cecil Jacob’s makes fun of Atticus for defending Tom. “He announced in the school-yard the day before that Scout Finch’s daddy defended negros.” ( 85) Atticus and his children are affected by this for the majority of the story, and it is what sparks Bob Ewell’s revenge of trying to kill Jem and Scout. Prejudice is common with them, as people like Cecil Jacobs and Bob Ewell just assume Atticus choose to take the Tom Robinson case, however he is simply doing his job as a lawyer to defend them whether he thinks they are guilty or
In the novel, racism is most prevalent when Atticus takes up a case where a African-American man has been accused of raping a white girl, and Atticus is fighting for Tom Robinson who is the accused rapist. Tom Robinson, the kindly, meek and physically disabled black accused of the rape, is the target of innumerable racial taunts and is regularly referred to by angry white town folks as a “nigger.” Later, in scenes involving Tom Robinson and the angry white mobs that aim to lynch him that reveal