The Right Thing “Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing.”-Tony Blair. In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch realized this very truth. When someone approached Atticus about defending a black man named Tom Robinson, Atticus had a serious decision to make. MayElla Ewell recently accused Tom of raping her, and Atticus would have to prove otherwise. In this time, white people thought of black people as lower than them and did not treat them fairly.
John tries to avoid his father and gets in an argument with Grace where he calls her a snob. If you let your fears and worries control your actions you are going to hurt people close to you. Both Grace and Smitty suffered the backlash of the protagonist’s actions. It was neither of their fault but they had to face the consequences all the same. Smitty and Grace aren’t similar at all in appearance or character, but that lends to the unjust treatment.
A lot of people hate a nigger they think that if you a nigger you are a bad and if have a light-skinned you are good, but base on the research Skin color can affect your communication to the other. HISTORY Commonly referred to as the "light versus dark skin issue," colorism within the Black race dates back to slavery in the U.S., when the skin color of slaves determined work chores assigned (Hunter, 2002). Dark-skinned slaves, who were likely of pure African ancestry, were given more physically demanding tasks in the fields, while lighter skinned slaves (who had lighter skin because of their biracial status, as it was common for slave masters to have nonconsensual and consensual sexual relationships with their female slaves) were given more enviable and esteemed positions (Keith & Herring, 1991). This visible division created friction amongst slaves and reinforced the idea that one was better if one had a lighter complexion (Ross, 1997). This mindset was ingrained in the minds of Blacks and after Emancipation Blacks began creating their own social divides
One can not say that Abagnale is the most perfect man in the world, but Frank Abagnale most certainly is not a bad man. Abagnale never physically injured or hurt another person in any of his various crimes. Abagnale only tricked and deceived others, which has limited impact. Frank Abagnale was also able to help others in several instance, as well. He never financially hurt individuals, but simply businesses that could easily recover.
Mayella’s dad was mad at some of the events that happened during the trial because Atticus had chosen to represent Tom and certain questions that he had asked Mayella. Her father confronted Atticus in town, spit on him, and told him that he was going to kill him. Atticus did not care what was being said to him and chose to walk away. Even when Scout tells Atticus that kids have been bullying her because their dad is protecting people of color he tells them to ignore them because it should not matter what they are saying. He teaches his kids to have a strong sense of justice, to be open minded, and always do what is
The black man is first made out to seem like a bad man. But since the commercial ends with the ‘’appearance can be deceiving’’ slogan, you could also say that they are trying to make you think about judging things by their looks. Things don’t have to be bad because your impression of it is bad. This also reflects on the group of black people in society. The only reason they appear to be bad to some people is because racist people are giving the impression that they are bad.
Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird famously said in his closing arguments: "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 women- black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and no particular race of men." (pg 232) What Atticus is trying to convey is a foreign concept to most people in Maycomb county. Atticus is trying to convey a point of equality and no prejudice in a world of social inequality which, as one can imagine, didn 't go over so well. To kill a mockingbird tells a story of a county whose morals are masked by the great depression, a county whose judgment is masked by racism and social stigma.
It also reminds us of Jean Toomer’s Cane which shows us the gray shades of lynching. The nineteenth century Georgia is very cruel to those men who desire or demand equal and adequate space in the social set-up. Just one incident of Celie’s father being lynched, deteriorates both the daughter’s lives. The madwoman (Celie’s mother) in her attic loses her sensibility, her grace and her respect because her husband was lynched. Even in a much modernized society like Georgia, woman is idealized as the mother of the human race yet she is abused, beaten and exploited, threatened and thrown, casted and “outcasted, and later called as disgrace and
Bob Ewell, is Mayella’s father, the villain of the novel and most figures that struts hatred to the African Americans. Bob Ewell has no money, no education, he wants his life to be better, and he pours his anger on whoever is weaker than him. He bashes his daughter when he discovered her intentions towards Tom Robinson; he also tried to hurt Scout and Jem. "I see that black nigger yonder ruttin' on my Mayella!" (84) Even the language he uses declares his intentions and anger towards the blacks.
Rape and hate! The teacher asked the class to explain the meaning of hate. Alice the joker said: “Fanatic people create hate if they are allowed to lead a debate!” It is the fate of people with low grade to attack each other even with a spade until the police will have to come and raid! * Rosa said: “I hate when I’m late for a date with my mate because he feels not great if he has to wait!” * Annie said: “A fish will hate if caught by bait because he cannot escape! “ * Little Sylvia cleverly said to end this question: “At any rate I would hate if I failed to escape from being raped!” * 24.
“‘Scout,’said Atticus, ‘nigger-lover is just one of those terms that don’t really mean anything-- like snot nose. It’s hard to explain-- Ignorant, trashy people use it when they think somebody’s favoring Negroes over and above themselves...they want a common, ugly term to label somebody”(107-109). Atticus explains this to Scout because although inconsiderate people use these names to shame anyone in relation to black people, Atticus wanted to make sure Scout wasn’t losing her head over what he believed he truly was. These events changed Jem’s point of racial dishonesty by showing him there will always be a bias point of view, and for Scout there is always a positive thing to come out of something
Barret, upon doing her research about Ison and his situation can see that Hobart was doing the right thing, but did it in the wrong way. Yes, Hobart is outspoken about what he believes and his pride, but murdering someone is not how he could have shown it. It is important to tell this story and show people the lives of those living in Northern Kentucky. They are not poor, ignorant hillbilly. Barret saw it necessary to show that they are capable of handling themselves and do not need the extra help as they are strong enough to take care of themselves.
They fear that if you let any African American family more are soon to follow and with that gang affiliation. Based on this we can conclude that the mere image of being black is shattered and anywhere you go you will be judged as lower class. The fear created by the media make it seem like if you were to rent your home to a black descent, they’ll destroy your home or yet create a hostile environment and make it uncomfortable to other people. Another fear that sticks around with Africans Americans is that they “promote the gang lifestyle or are anti law enforcement” (Glassner 122). Though the realtor shuns African Americans from renting the homes they would not even rent/sale the home to a black family, even if they were well qualified, with higher incomes, and was willing to pay a higher down payment.
I do my best to love everybody...I’m hard put, sometimes-baby, it’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn’t hurt you”(108). Scout was asking Atticus about being a nigger-lover, and he explained to her that it is only an insult if she lets it bother her. Name- calling also shows how poor of a person the name caller is. In the courtroom, Atticus made an impact on the jury, but it just was not enough.
In the United States, two groups of people were largely marginalized, black people and women. Glossing over the treachery inflicted during slavery, in the 1800-1900s a set of laws known as the Jim Crow laws, made black lives remarkable difficult. At a similar time, women were being made inferior to men, partly by law and partly by a sociaterial system of sexism. Both groups made so inferior that neither group has fully recovered. The repercussions of institutionalized prejudice are far too great for any group to overcome.