However, he believes Tom Robinson and Atticus work hard to defend him. Therefore, some people pissed to Atticus. The people, who live in Maycomb, say such ugly things about Atticus Finch, a white man, for defending Tom Robinson in court, because Atticus believe Tom and he tried to defend Tom seriously. Long time ago, many people believed that black men is not good, polite, and NOT believable, so they were treated like slaves. Now in real life, people who believe idea of racism by skin color are less than before.
“Lemme tell you somethin’ now billy, you know the court appointed him to defend this nigger.” “Yeah but he aims to defend him. That’s what I don’t like about it.” (Lee, 165) This quote is purely just ignorance and prejudice, this quote is a good example of how most of the town feels, they are mad at atticus not for taking the case, but for actually trying to give Tom a fair trial. People in this town in this time period were extremely racist and prejudice, and it’s very clearly shown in this quote, at first the man says, you know the court chose him to defend this negro; meaning they didn’t think it was bad to be appointed, the townspeople thought it was a terrible idea and decision for Atticus to actually give this his all, this also shows how the town has very little respect for Atticus, as soon as he took the case people started turning on him for simply defending an innocent
Stereotypes have been a big issue, and some of the stereotypes found in this book is, Boo Radley was a crazy person, stereotypes on girls and lastly black people are not equal to white people. Firstly, an example of stereotypes in this book is all about Boo Radley. Just because he never came out and had to be taken care of by his brother everyone thought
Overall, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee is a novel that does a good job of showing how innocence can be destroyed by the display of evil. Innocence was destroyed many times at the trial. All the kids felt the bad vibes in the courthouse, but it was Jem who took the hardest blow. Jem believed that the court would indict Tom because Atticus provided hard evidence that he was innocent. He thought
It shows discrimination against everyone because they are taking that person's freedom away and judging them on their looks and abilities. Harrison would be a star in real life because of his outstanding talent is fitted with weights and other handicaps to make him like everyone else. He revolts and overcomes handicaps but is soon killed for not following the laws. This could also relate with African Americans suffering injustice from the whites during the civil right movement. Racial equality can also depend upon government actions starting with the people.
In his closing speech to the jury Atticus expressed his perspective on Tom Robinson’s case and the prejudice against all black people. He explains to the jury “... 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 to no particular race of men…” (Lee, page 204). He believes all people make mistakes, everyone is human, and that no race is superior than another because of skin colour. Atticus’ perspective goes hand-in-hand with his personal beliefs of equality.
Violence can completely change people’s lives During 1965 the caste people were viewed only as thieves and worthless people. Similarly immigrants were treated the same way and often were violated against their skin color and ethical background. It was very unusual for a caste person and immigrants to be accepted into the society. Craig Silvey shows this in the novel Jasper Jones a lot of families were broken down due to violence and their prejudice coming from their within the family or outside. In life discrimination and prejudice in the society can lead to violence, and violence can change a person and a family forever.
The court won't hear his side they think he is lying because Tom is black. It reminds me of when Rosa Parks went to jail for refusing to move out of her seat. To Kill a Mockingbird uses lots of stereotypes, which we use a lot in society. Kids pick up things pretty fast from their parents or just a random person which may leads kids to stereotype. I would say that everyone even kids and adults judge people for their religion or what race they are.
labeling people has gone on for a long time and it happens everywhere at home,church,school and work. labeling affects a lot of people in good and bad ways. when people are labeled it makes them feel like they can’t do certain things because of their label, or make them feel like they have to do certain things because they want to keep their reputation on their name, making them feel like they are in a box. labeling people can also be racist. Harper Lee shows examples of labeling in the novel to kill a mockingbird.
The individuals of the Ku Klux Klan join together to gain a voice in the ‘great’ society, however they don’t become apart of the society. Instead they become a symbol of hatred that is respected by few and is hated or feared by many. This ties to To Kill a Mockingbird because, like Atticus, the KKK stands up for what they believe in. However their extremist methods of expressing so leads them over the top to a position where they command more fear than respect. Overall the KKK, as a whole, can be seen as one single entity that will always be against society.
Lennie is often called stupid, and the bunkers always picked on him because he was mentally ill. George would often prank him or make fun of him. At a point in the book, Culey gets very physical with Lennie, and starts punching him in the face. Although blacks were treated differently and didn 't have equal rights; the whites expected a lot from the