Because Mr. Jamison and Jeremy Simms respect all black people, they are untrusted and disdained by others. As for the white men who are corrupt and racist, they are held in high regard. For example, Mr. Granger is a wealthy, white man who is respected by all other white families yet, he doesn’t care care about the well being of the black men and women at all. Near the end of the book when Mr. Granger was asked about what to do with T.J., he handed the job away. “Hank, you take care of this.” (Taylor 271).
Although, towards the end of the book Jem speaks to Scout about Boo Radley. Jem says "I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time...it's because he wants to stay inside" (Lee 139). The quote exemplifies the fact that Boo Radley is a social outcast in Maycomb. Coupled with, the fact that he is a Mockingbird. However, he is a social outcast because he is a mockingbird.
His feelings towards Tim were like how he took on defending Tom Robinson as well. Then when tensions rose with Tom’s case, so did the nerves seconds before Tim’s last breath. The rabid dog then made his last appearance when representing all the racism and prejudice Maycomb was going through. This dog foreshadowed so many things in relation to the trial and how Atticus would handle them. Even though Atticus did everything he could have, the once innocent black man was now deemed a man guilty of raping a white woman during The Great Depression, and no one could do anything about
In the South of the United States in the 1930´s, the justice system was very unfair towards colored people. Colored people that were sent to court could not receive a fair trial because of the prejudice and racism from the jury. This happened all the time, especially in Maycomb Alabama. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a colored man named Tom Robinson was convicted of assaulting a white woman just because of the color of his skin. Tom Robinson should have been found not guilty for many reasons.
During the 1930s the south was still raging with racism, and the thought of a black man raping a white woman lead to no further investigation whether it was true or false, he was simply sentenced to death. Atticus Finch, Toms adept lawyer, believed Soulfly in equality and justice for all and was more than happy to defend Tom Robinson with all his heart no matter his race. The Finch family felt very different than the majority of people in Maycomb Alabama. When Tom Robinson has accused the entirety of the town flocked to the courthouse to view the trial. Some with hopes for justice and liberty but most unapologetically hoping for an unfair sentence.
Atticus feels that all. “Thomas Jefferson once said that all men are created equal ....This institution, gentlemen, is a court .... in our courts all men are created equal" (209). One thing about Atticus is he doesn 't care what you look like, how much money you have, or even what color skin you have, he will till treat you the same. “As you grow older, you 'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don 't you forget it-whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash”(252). Atticus has no problem with colored people.
Hypocrisy In To Kill a Mockingbird Hypocrisy is the "moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess." In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there are many instances of hypocrisy. Many people, at the time were very prejudiced against African-Americans and as a result there were many hypocrites in the Southern States. Some examples of hypocrisy and hypocrites in the book are Aunt Alexandra, Miss Gates, and Mrs. Merriweather. To begin, Aunt Alexandra is one of the many voices of hypocrisy in the book.
They’re hard working boys that was foolish”. By saying they were just foolish, Bill implies that they should be forgiven, or should be treated easier. He disregards the fact that a man attacked and permanently hurt a woman. From this scene alone, the audience becomes aware that Little Bill is a morally stilted character, with little regard for people that aren’t like him. This is further proven when he beats Ned Logan, a black man, to death.
Not only did they wrongly convict him, but this was a beginning of bold revolution. I found it utterly disgusting because this was a periodical time in history where racism was still present even though slavery ended decades before. Other forms of degradement was putting colored people in a second class society. Making them take alternative ways for entertainment purposes or even public transportation. Spraying them with water hoses or putting vicious police dogs on them just because they wanted equality.
When the phrase Jim Crow is uttered, many people feel a rush of inept thoughts and bad memories due to the social taboo against talking of the lowest point in America’s history. Jim Crow was not just a set of laws aimed to oppress the lives of all black people, but a movement by the citizens, black or white, that caused a corrupt mindset in all men and women. Many people tried to stop the social force from continuing in individual spurts of courage, but they were not able to stop Jim Crow as individuals. An individual’s own personal courage cannot fight against Jim Crow, because a single person would not be able to stop an entire movement embedded into the minds of millions of people, not to mention how the social pressure against it was too strong to even fathom fighting against it. One main reason why it was unable for Jim Crow to be fought by a single person is because there was no feasible way in which one person, no matter how powerful, rich, or socially accepted, could have changed the entirety of