To Kill a Mockingbird should still be taught in school systems, and should not be a banned book because the novel focuses on a part of history that should not be ignored. Just because history is harsh and not always the most pleasant thing to learn about, does not mean that we can ignore it. Kenya Down with PBS said, “Being uncomfortable with history is not means to change it; people need to figure out how to confront issues.” Down also mentioned how Lee’s book is one of the most banned books
From this letter you can see Tourgees clear use of the word “another” meaning that other Republican men were targeted and killed by the KKK all because they fought to have the South follow the same rules as the North. It was as though the KKK felt personally battered so they enjoyed doing to same to men that caused such emotions. Politics within the white community was not the only issue. As mentioned before African Americans did not get the political freedom that was actually granted to them not only because of their race and low standing but they were “ ‘unfitted for the proper exercise of political duties… blacks needed a period of probation and instruction’ “ (Document D). The idea of them being an unfit race who was in need of probation and instruction seemed to more closely relate to white Klansmen of the South.
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
They would face people who disapprove of Atticus defending a Negro, and have to face the insults directed at him. By the same token, Scout sacrificed her image at school because of the love she has for Atticus. “Somehow, if I fought Cecil I would let Atticus down. Atticus so rarely asked Jem and me to do something for him, I could take being called a coward for him” (Lee 102). There’s no doubt that Scout takes a fight
Is it ever just to ban a book over the inclusion of controversial material? In Cold Blood written by Truman Capote has been an example of a book put under scrutiny for containing controversial content. Although the reasons for the opposition are clear to see in the novel, the complaints toward the book are not substantial enough to ban the book from schools. Capote includes some amounts gore and strong language in the novel, however nothing mature students are not able handle. The novel is based on a murder that occurred in 1959, and it has been speculated that Capote sympathizes with one of the two killers.
The root of any discrimination is dehumanization, no large group of people can sincerely hate or cause pain to a group of people based off of race, color, sexuality, gender, religion or any other separating factor without dehumanizing them. Every single time in history where people in power have taken advantage of a specific group of people, they have had to dehumanize them. There is no debate about that. Harper Lee not only uses To Kill a Mockingbird as a direct protest against the Jim Crow Laws, but she also protests the reason people allowed themselves to sleep at night. Author Radley represented how easy it is to be dehumanized and what it took to simply prove himself a person, of which is the center of any discrimination.
According to Wise,“For people of color, calling out the police for help was a dicey proposition, mostly because they could never know whether help is what they’d receive as opposed to brutality and mistreatment” (Wise 141). According to another author from Business NH Magazine, Brenda Lett, she states “We are held back, and hold ourselves back, by deciding not to work collectively to address the lie of superiority and inferiority based on skin color.” (Mowry 61). Students race matters. If people did not notice about their race, is like pretending not to see the consequences for this students. They knew that they are “the other” before they were called “the other”.
Thesis:Harper Lee's classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” is still relevant in the world today because it highlights how racism is unfair and cruel and when respect is deserved. Main idea:An initial reason why To Kill a Mockingbird is still important is because the author brings to light how racism is unfair and cruel by stressing that it separates the whole community. Evidence 1:Firstly, this idea can first be seen when Cal takes Jem and Scout to her church. When Jem,Scout,and Cal walk into the church Lula is very unwelcoming by saying ,"You ain't got no business bringing' white chillun here they go their church, we got our'n”(158 Lee). This defends the main idea by having the white community and the black community both go to different churches.
Harper Lee shows examples of labeling in the novel to kill a mockingbird. labeling people can affect people in good and bad ways. The first way Harper Lee shows an example of labeling she shows some people have a harder time of doing things because of their label. In the novel it states ‘what is it jean louis’‘miss.Caroline he is a Cunningham’ I sat back down, ‘what jean louis’(lee, 20) In this situation it shows some people have a harder time at being able to do things because of their label because, the label Cunningham, Cunningham couldn’t take the money because he knew he wouldn’t be able to
She Really couldn't prove he raped her. Her dad was was racist towards Tom Robinson & Also was discriminating against him. Atticus wasn't racist he was trying to racism to stop in the movie. I think racism still play a big role in today society. I think racism stopped in certain places in the world.