There was no reason for them to do so but they left fast and peacefully because they knew they would be in trouble if they refused. It was a dangerous time for them to be outside after the man was killed but they had no choice in the matter. This just goes to show how the separate places for the black and white played a huge role in keeping black inferior to whites and keep the social limitations upon them.
To begin with when Castle made his high tops low tops it was the first time when shoes played a big role in the book. When Castle cut his shoes to go faster but this only hurt him because his classmate Shamika embarrassed him. “Shamika couldn’t get herself together long enough to even speak, so instead she just pointed at my feet” (Reynolds 80). What Shamika did made Castle so frustrated that he skipped school and made him realize it was a waste of money which was already a problem in his family. Another time shoes played a big role was when Castle stole the “Silver Bullets” from the sports store.
Although Daisy knows about Tom having an affair, it seems to affect her throughout the novel. Tom appears to be aggressive and abusive towards Myrtle when he hits her and breaks her nose when Myrtle hastily says “Daisy, Daisy, Daisy.” Although Tom may be cheating on his wife, he still shows sympathy towards her and that he still loves her. Finally, throughout the novel Tom seems to be all tied up with lies and cheating.
During the trial, Tom Robinson tells Atticus that he ran out of the Ewells’ house when he saw Mr. Bob Ewell. Atticus asks him why he ran and Tom replies, “Mr. Finch, if you was a n***** like me, you’d be scared, too” (195). Tom knows that he will be unjustly accused of committing the sexual assault due to his race. This is because Mayella’s word will be taken over his because the people of Maycomb would believe a white woman’s sworn testimony over that of a black man, even if it was not credible. They will believe the worst from an African American.
He conveys this through his powerful use of diction, even in the first sentence he says “My first victim was a woman-white” (Staples 1). The word victim gives a very dark and scary tone as if something horrible is bound to happen, but as the reader reads along the whole scenario is just the narrator walking through a park at night and the white woman feels threatened and progressively runs away from the man. The narrator is a college student. The main message is that people are still so quick to judge and feel like they are in danger when they are around african american people they’ll in this case run away. It's also a proven statistic by Havard University states that women are in fact scared of men.
The women’s racism caused her reaction of “running in earnest,” “worried glances” and her eventual getaway, exemplifying the prejudice of a black male. He further demonstrates his “ability to alter public space” when just crossing “in front of a car stopped at a traffic light.” He hears the “thunk” of the driver locking their car regardless of them being “black, white, male, or female.” Staples understands the world is dangerous and people have the right to fear those around them, however, he continues to endure discrimination. But I am the person making those judgements.
They are awakened and immediately regret their decision when they learn she was killed in a car accident, after crashing full speed into the rear of a police cruiser while on the interstate. This petrifies the narrator, and he is searching for answers about what could have made her so upset and if it was truly an accident or if she could have made the decision to end her life that night. Miles finds the quote circled in her water-damaged copy of the biography where in the margin she had
He lies about his name, family’s wealth, where he was educated, as well as where his family was educated. To his own misfortune, Jay Gatsby is the most abhorrent character in the novel, due to the immoral ways in which he tries to capture Daisy’s affection. One loathsome way that Jay Gatsby attempts to appeal to people of high social ranking, like Daisy, is by recreating his past. In the renowned novel, Gatsby took Nick Carraway out for a drive in his car one morning. They began to converse which led to Gatsby telling Nick his life story.
According to one of the passengers stepfather they were stopped because they were racially profiled, according to the officer it was a legitimate traffic stop due to failure to use a turn signal (Schott). According to the Richard G. Schott: The highway traffic practices of New Jersey and Maryland State Police troopers have been called
Finally, Bryon was right for turning Mark in because Mark was putting the whole household at risk. Mark had his drugs under his mattress in Bryon and his house (Hinton 145). This put everyone in the house at risk because someone could break in to get Mark’s drugs or money as people start to recognize what kind of business he is doing. Some people may argue that Bryon’s decision was wrong because he and Mark were best friends.
People sometimes make snap judgements based on potential danger coming from stereotypes and profiling. Brent Staples, in the article “Just Walk on by: Black Men in Public Space” expresses that women often perceive untrue ideas about black men 's appearance. Staples is logical because the woman made an assessment based on profiling since “To her; the youngish black man...seemed menacingly close. After a few more quick glimpses, she picked up her pace and was soon running in earnest. Within seconds she disappeared into a cross street.”
After describing how a woman, assuming the worst in a black man walking at night, once ran away from him in an otherwise deserted street, he explains how “Her flight made me feel like an accomplice in tyranny” (Staples 385). Staples, having no intentions of wrongdoing in the least by taking a nigh time stroll, was rightly hurt by the woman 's actions. Writing how nefarious he felt in unintentionally making the woman run for her life leads the audience to commiserate with him. Using pathos, Staples allows his audience to see how the stereotype of the danger in black men made him feel like a vicious person. The audience does not want people to feel ostracized, hopefully, making them less likely to prejudge others.
The boys aggressively beg her to have sex with them ("Blue"), but she escapes by feeding them more alcohol until they pass out. The next day, Veronica discovers that Heather Duke has taken on Heather Chandler 's role of leader, as she takes Heather Chandler 's red scrunchie (a symbol of her power) from her locker, and that Ram and Kurt have told everyone that she had sex with them ("Blue (Reprise)"), and she is branded a slut by the other students
An ironic character is the black woman, who Julian and his mother encounter on the bus. The scene where black woman’s “fist swung out with the red pocketbook “was an unanticipated scene. Because she experiences discrimination and prejudice first hand she would know the pain and hurt it causes. From these instances you ’d think she’d be the last person to puts her prejudice and misunderstanding upon somebody else