For one, Bob Ewell’s family name is low in the social hierarchy. His family isn’t reputable. In addition, he is known to abuse alcohol which causes him to act irrational. Therefore, these factors could lead to Bob Ewell accusing an innocent black man, Tom Robinson of raping his daughter. Meanwhile, the evidence shows that himself was committing these bad crimes to his very own daughter.
Atticus was the defendant of Tom Robinson in his case against Mayella Ewell, who said that Tom raped her and beat her. He was the only man that would agree to do this and was given a lot of slack for defending a black man. He does his best to raise Scout
One reason why inequality is a central problem in To Kill A Mockingbird is where you stand in the economy. For an example, “ But I want to play with Walter, why can’t I? Scout asked. She took off her glasses and and stared at me. “ I’ll tell you why, she said.
The two kids in the novel, Scout and Jem, even questioned why everyone hated the blacks. During the trial Atticus mentions some things about assumptions made about black people out of acts of hatred. “...the assumption that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro men are not to be trusted around our women, an assumption one associates with minds of their caliber.” (Lee 204) Atticus is pretty much saying you shouldn’t assume certain
Throughout the events in the crucible we see his struggle to gain his wife’s forgiveness, and his own. Just because John is a man who plows the field on Sundays, and maybe doesn’t go to church as often as he should, does not and can not make a man guilty of witchcraft. John Proctor may have committed sexual sin with
In To Kill a Mockingbird, churches prove that they want no part of helping one another solve racial issues. When Calpurnia brings Jim and Scout to her church, she didn’t expect anyone to say anything about it, given what their father was doing, but this proved to be untrue. Almost as soon as she steps in the door with them, one member, named Lulu tells Calpurnia,”You ain’t got no business bringin’ white chillun here-they got their church, we got our’n.”(Lee 158). This goes to show that not matter who you were, members of the opposite church were not supportive. Even with Scout and Jim’s father representing Tom Robinson, who was a member of that church, they were not welcome in the colored church.
This is a big deal because blacks were not given the respect that they deserved, however, this was one moment. His legacy does not portray the respect that he had for blacks or slaves but instead his legacy is violence. Source 2 has a letter from Mahala Doyle. She writes “I do feel gratified to hear that you were stopped in your fiendish career at harper’s ferry…[For you] entered my house at midnight and arrested my husband and two boys, and took them out of the yard and in cold blood shot them dead in my hearing.” That proves that instead of a hero a lot of people just see his violent legacy. Brown is also remembered to have remained calm and controlled the press.
In the essay “Notes of a Native Son” by James Baldwin, he expresses feelings of hate and despair towards his father. His father died when James was 19 years old from tuberculosis; it just so happens that his funeral was on the day of the Harlem Riot of 1943. Baldwin explains that his father isn’t fond of white people due to the racist past. He recalls a time when a white teacher brought him to a theater and that caused nothing but upset with his father, even though it was a kind act. Many events happened to Baldwin as a result of segregation, including a time where a waitress refused to serve him due to his skin color and Baldwin threw a pitcher of water at her.
When Meursault returns from Marengo and his mother’s funeral it is the weekend. He dislikes Sundays because he has nothing to do which makes them boring. Consequently, he just observes people who “were in a hurry” from his balcony (21). At the end of the Sunday, it occurs to Meursault “that Maman was buried now, that [he] was going back to work, and that, really, nothing had changed” (24). He does not believe in God or go to church and is not really affected by his mother 's death which displays his separation from the people within the Christian society.
Although Willy has achieved the “American Dream’ it was never confirmed as Willy was surrounded with people who never heard his cries for more than just the “American Dream.” Linda, the seemingly supportive wife, never even confirmed it. Biff for unleashes a long drawn out resentment for Willy after Willy offers advice to Biff to embark upon a new journey to borrow money to start a business, and Linda felt that it was not befitting of Willy to offer Biff advice on what to do and what not to do during the meeting. As Linda continued to stop Willy from offering his son advice, Willy became insistently intolerant of Linda’s disruption as it aired on Willy being unqualified as a seasoned salesman or incapable as a father to guide Biff in this journey. These examples may seem innocent to the naked eye, however, given years of countless incidents of being subdued by a person so close to you, especially given the fact that Willy did not grow up with family, this could drive a person to the brinks of insanity, which is what ultimately led Willy to feelings of discontent in his life as a middle-aged man with no means of support. Instead of Linda soothing Willy’s mind into a transition of change, Linda enabled Willy by encouraging a stagnant
For Shin, in the camp, the idea of family was nearly nonexistent. He wasn’t made because two people loved each other; his mother and father were just forced to marry. “Neither bride nor groom had much say in deciding whom they would marry. If one partner found his or her chosen mate to be unacceptably old, cruel, or ugly, guards would sometimes cancel a marriage. If they did, neither the man nor the woman would be allowed to marry again.” (page 17) Shin also didn’t really get along with his parents.
In the memoir The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, the main character Jeannette goes through a collision of culture by the way her parents disagree about their religious beliefs. The difference between the two parents are shown when Jeannette says “Church was particularly excruciating when Dad came along. Dad had been raised a Baptist, but he didn’t like religion and didn’t believe in God. He believed in science and reason, he said, not superstition and voodoo. But Mom had refused to have children unless Dad agreed to raise them as Catholics and to attend church himself on holy days of obligation”.
There has never been any blacks living in the subdivision and therefore Linder warns the family that if they stay there, there might be rebels in the area to throw them out of the neighborhood. This shows one of the consequences and obstacles that prevents the Younger family to achieve the American Dream. Linder also makes a deal with the Younger family to move by paying them with money. Although, by not taking the money does not mean, in Mama’s viewpoint, “…we wasn 't fit to walk the earth” (Hansberry 143). Linder’s purpose of paying them money makes him low-key.
Plus, Proctor’s third son is not baptized because Proctor will not “let Mr. Parris lay a hand upon my (Proctor’s) baby.” Proctor doesn’t see Parris as an honorable leader of the church, but that is clouding his participation in a religious practice, baptism. The final reason why Proctor’s religious knowledge and participation are clouded is because he believes Reverend Parris is greed because Parris was “the first minister ever did demand the deed to his house,” and he “preached nothing but golden candlesticks until he had them.” Once again, one who is Puritan needs to have faith in their religious leader, but Proctor can’t. As a result, he isn’t a devout