From the very beginning, this case has not been carried out in an honest manner, and possesses many faults as can be seen in the evidence provided today. The witness testimony not only lacks medical evidence proving that the crime ever happened in the first place, but also lacks logical argument which will no doubt have made you all feel ambiguity about the case. First of all, it is physically impossible for Tom Robinson to have beaten and raped Ms. Mayella. This is due to the fact that from the sheriff’s and Mr. Ewell’s testament, we know that Miss Mayella was beaten mostly on the right side of her body. Since it is much easier for a left handed person to hit another person on their right, we can reach the conclusion that Miss Mayella was most likely beaten by someone left handed.
In Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem, “We Wear the Mask” the speaker wears a mask to hide his internal suffering because he does not want the rest of the world to think he is weak. This poem relates the prejudice black people face against white people. The speaker starts the poem with the lines, “We wear the mask that grins and lies,” (1). Here he describes the kind of “masks” that he wears. “Grins and lies,” refers to how the mask functions, the mask smiles, showing happiness even when it is a fake and a lie.
There has always been a fear of black male sexuality, perpetuated by stories of white women being raped and defiled by black men. When Mayella Ewell makes the charge of rape, Tom's judgment comes not from the facts, but the stereotypes that clouded every jury member and every citizen of the town. They do not take the time to understand Tom, but fear and hate him unfairly. The only mistake he made was that he took pity on Mayella and often helped her by helping her in the household chores that he needed help in. He pitied Mayella for her deplorable condition and so helped her whenever possible.
Another incident was when Muggs had bit Roy. Mother was in full denial she had said on page 2 paragraph 4 "He 's not strong," but in full truth Muggs was strong.This another piece of evidence that shows how mother is defending Muggs. One last incident was when
Because he likes all things white, however, Latrell is impressed by Tiffany 's song selection and happily sings along. The scene 's interpersonal dynamics assume that Latrell, because he is black, will find the song unappealing and hence ditch Tiffany. In fact, the look that "Tiffany" gives Latrell is animated by a sense of disbelief that Latrell actually knows the lyrics and really likes the song. like "Tiffany," leaving spectators in
Living in Gilead has taught her to fear her opinions of the society; those before her who rebelled all ended dead. When the police drag a man to the car and brutalize him, Offred’s first feeling is relief and says “What I feel is relief. It wasn’t me.” (Bronte 170). She no longer fights any notion that Gilead’s practices are barbaric and unfair, but feels
Based on the evidence in Patrick Shanley’s play, Doubt: A Parable, I conclude Father Flynn is guilty because of his abrupt leaving and his demeanor. In the play, Father Flynn does not seem suspicious in the very beginning, but along the play, there are little bits of evidence that lead me to believe that Father Flynn is in fact guilty. Sister Aloysius accuses Father Flynn of child molesting the new black kid Donald Muller because some of Father Flynn’s actions are questioning. Sister James explains the evidence that leads Sister Aloysius to believe her own story: “No. It was his expression.
This problem really helps me come of age understanding it is not right to use violence when defending family. You will have to pay the consequences. The author really used the conflict between Finch and Scout to see that many people use violence to stop people from insulting their family’s honor. In this passage, the literary elements of character, conflict, and motif develop the theme of people often defend their family’s honor through violence. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses an interesting conflict to help find the theme.
The other side of the blade, "Zip Coon" was used to finish the job. The Zip Coon was used to defile the names of free black slaves in the north. A Zip Coon was apparently a fortunate northern African American who would "act white." The coon exaggeration was one of the top characters amongst minstrel actors. In these Minstrel shows, "audiences laughed at the slow-talking fool who avoided work and all adult responsibilities"(The Coon Caricature).
Roald Dahl use situational and dramatic irony, but mainly dramatic irony. Dramatic irony is when the audience knows more than the characters now about what is happening in the story. One example of this is when the police are looking for the killer the whole time and they say it can’t be the wife because she is so sweet and nice. Even though the audience knows the whole time that she is the killer, but the police don’t even look very deeply into the idea that she might have killed him. Throughout the story the author uses dramatic irony I know this because the audience always knows more than the police.
While it is understandable to believe in the pretense created by incorrect information, Lee tries to teach her readers to recognize how information can be warped when dealing with crimes that are circumstantial. Though we may hate the ones who provide false evidence towards incorrect ideas, the goal is to not make the same mistake the gossipers do by bearing false witness. Perhaps the town would not be able to look past Tom’s pretense of criminalistic behavior if there were none in the town who could model, but Lee has a few, including Atticus, that do. To Kill A Mockingbird is still read in today’s society to remind readers