“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it,” said Atticus Finch In To Kill A Mockingbird. This is a story that tells about Scout Finch, his brother Jem, and his father Atticus. The author, Harper Lee’s purpose when writing this book was to inform others how dreadful racism and prejudice was in the south in the 1930s. One of the focuses of this book is the court case of Tom Robinson, which ended up with an innocent man dying because he was black. People in the book also use racist language, and are sexist too.
Once he gets word that Beau has died and the other black men in the community are getting together, his wife tries to stop him and they get in a very heated argument, “You touch that phone, woman, somebody’ll be patching your head.’ ‘Just wait’, she said, going back inside. I caught up with her , but
Bob testified accusing Tom of rape, but there was a lot of evidence in the sheriff's testimony to prove that Bob was lying in his testimony, like how the sheriff said that when he heard about Bob's daughter. Bob was expected and sounded happy about it. This evidence shows that Tom is the mockingbird. His innocence is starting to be destroyed, not just by Bob but the jury, and all the white people that are just stereotyping Tom because of his color. In this next quote, this is more in depth on the town of Maycomb and how they stereotype blacks.
They share that in their experiences many influential men rape women and abuse their power. This shows the theme of abusing power like Daisy does as she kills Myrtle without holding responsibility since she is of “class”. In both society today and The Great Gatsby, individuals of high stature abuse their power. Lastly, many people come to Canada and the United States for better opportunities, this relates to the theme of the American Dream. Many immigrants think that in the United States all their problems will go away and that success will come if they work hard enough.
Because Jem is good, he is trying to destroy that racism. As the book continues, Jem has to read to Mrs Dubose after school several days a week as a punishment for destroying her flowers. Mrs Dubose is very sick, and the night that she died she gave Atticus a box to give to Jem. Inside the box was a white camellia. Scout narrates, “Jem opened the box, Inside, surrounded by wads of damn cotton was a white, waxy, perfect camellia” (Lee 111).
Just before the start of the funeral one of the guys from the funeral home handed me a thin envelope. He noticed the confused look on my face and whispered, “Here is the picture you requested for your father.” The confused look vanished into thin air, and I shook my head okay. Then I handed the package off to Angel, and she stuck it in her purse that was resting on her lap. Since the envelope was a little bigger than her stylish bag, the top peaked out and taunted me as the church began to fill up. With thoughts of sneaking a peek at the picture, my ruined blazer was now the farthest thing from my mind.
For instance, when the children, Scout and Jem went to the church with Calpurnia, and they accessed the church. Subsequently, Harper Lee stated, ‘Calpurnia tilted her hat and scratched her head, then pressed her hat down carefully over her ears. Meanwhile, Calpurnia said, “Now what if I talked white folks ' talk at church, and with my neighbours? They 'd think I was puttin ' on airs to beat Moses” (139). Specifically, Harper Lee stated, she
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
Similarly, young Wil, wilson’s nephew run hurriedly to Chris because Vangie wants to talk to her. Vangie said that her diary has ended, and she died. True, Vangie’s adopted child has asked if her mom is going to heaven with God but none of them answered. When they got home, True is waiting at the window waiting for the angels to bring her mom back. At the day of the burial, Vangie wore for the second time her wedding gown and it rained very hard.
These issues are not described explicitly, but the main character’s thoughts and observations gives the reader in inkling. “Earlier, Dad had asked Mom to come. Mom said no. She always said no.”(p.2, ll.11-12).The fact that the parents also split the kids up between them instead of spending time together suggests to the reader that things are not so perfect in the home. The parents’ marital issues is also indicated by the oldest daughter Marla, who mentions Mr. and Mrs. Pichowsky, a married couple that “got a divorce last year and moved.”(p.4, l.89).