Breaking a cycle is like breaking a bad habit, it’s hard and requires a lot of work. Kathryn Stockett makes this clear when Skeeter writes the book about the colored Help. In the novel, The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, the characters break cycles. In particular, the character Skeeter (Eugenia) Phelan goes against society’s expectations for women to drop out of college and get married. Skeeter went against society's expectations by finishing college and not getting married, unlike her friends that dropped out when they got married.
Scout lost her innocence when she was exposed to all the racism and hate most people of Maycomb had for her father like when all the kids at school were being mean and saying the racist things they heard they’re parents say about atticus defending Tom and her asking the question “do you defend n-word?” and Atticus explaining why he did and teaching her it isn’t okay to refer to people like that even tho she was eqivocate on the meaning of it. The next reason I have for Scout losing her innocence is when she is at the trial and she wants atticus to win “ I shut my eyes. Judge Taylor was polling the jury: guilty.... guilty.... guilty….” (pg. 282) and it turns out he loses because Tom is black and that’s when she realizes that it isn’t fair and a black person not getting a fair trial is a sham and it’s pretty reprehensible for white people to treat black people that way. These three characters show you that losing your innocence can be pretty hard living in this unfair world.
She shows this through women not being allowed to take part of the jury, people being judged on their social class or their different lifestyle but the most prominent is racism since the jury convicts Tom for a crime he didn't commit just because he was black. A powerful quote said by Atticus to Jem was the following: “[s]o far nothing in your life has interfered with your reasoning process.” (295). I think this shows that anyone was once innocent as a child, but as one becomes older and aware of the evil, they get influenced to do evil as well. However, they are still good people. Scout and her brother start at the beginning of the novel innocent.
The speakers experiencing a few trials that are bringing her down in college, but she doesn’t want to make her grandmother upset with these things so she manages to hide her pain with lies. She talks about all the things she wishes she could tell her grandmother. “One often ignores one's feelings
Aggressiveness is the human instinct, and Duanying Chen cannot control his instinct. The world is not in charged by any individual, so people will often feel angry when they meet unhappy things. Tyler Hayden in Mom of Accused Puppy Torturer Pleads for Leniency stated that the couple(Chen & his girlfriend) often “dealt with problems and mood swings inappropriately” because their “parents are far away”. Hayden also said, the academic result slide and large amount of love spending make Chen often quarrels with his girlfriend. Chen's parent pays a lot just want him to get better education, and to get a degree in the US, then he can get a good job.
Also, the main reason for choosing this film is, in the movie, gender issues are the main problems. For example; in the film, Katherine is a feminist female character who has modern thinking, has an extreme life according to the time judgements and morals but strict rules and patterns are valid in the college and in the society, and students or teachers who do not comply with them are removed from the college by the "authority." When she first came to college, a woman shows her and told her that “you cannot come after eight, you cannot cook, no man in school” so she moved a house with a colleague but in the neighborhood same strict rules are valid. Because of public pressure, she doesn’t want to go her house with her boyfriend because the thought that what will other
Scout is acting out at school; she nearly starts a fight with a classmate (Cecile Jacobs), after Cecile said “Scout Finch’s daddy defends niggers”. And another day she cursed and beat up Francis because he called Atticus a “nigger-lover.” Scout is acting this way because she can’t stand it, that people are disrespecting and insulting her father. She’s frustrated by people’s behavior and also I would say her inability to understand why people are acting the way
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
“Lemme tell you somethin’ now billy, you know the court appointed him to defend this nigger.” “Yeah but he aims to defend him. That’s what I don’t like about it.” (Lee, 165) This quote is purely just ignorance and prejudice, this quote is a good example of how most of the town feels, they are mad at atticus not for taking the case, but for actually trying to give Tom a fair trial. People in this town in this time period were extremely racist and prejudice, and it’s very clearly shown in this quote, at first the man says, you know the court chose him to defend this negro; meaning they didn’t think it was bad to be appointed, the townspeople thought it was a terrible idea and decision for Atticus to actually give this his all, this also shows how the town has very little respect for Atticus, as soon as he took the case people started turning on him for simply defending an innocent
The court won't hear his side they think he is lying because Tom is black. It reminds me of when Rosa Parks went to jail for refusing to move out of her seat. To Kill a Mockingbird uses lots of stereotypes, which we use a lot in society. Kids pick up things pretty fast from their parents or just a random person which may leads kids to stereotype. I would say that everyone even kids and adults judge people for their religion or what race they are.
The issue presented in this selection shows that Gaby Rodriguez is sick and tired of being expected that she will be a mother just like her mother and her older siblings. She was in honor classes and wanted to be the first of her family to go to college, everyone expected her to drop out of high school and not gradate unlike some Latina’s who would oppose the statistics by just doing well in school. She decided to fake her own pregnancy to get reactions and understand the stereotypes and what pregnant teens have to face. 2. Based on the information presented in this selection, do you feel this is an accurate account of the issue?