When Emmett Till’s body was sent back to Chicago in a sealed box, his mother Mamie demanded that the box be opened and she decided to have an open casket funeral for all to see. The very viewing of his body went on for several days and was seen by tens of thousands of people. The entire nation was in shock of what they saw. Jet magazine had taken pictures of Emmett Till’s body at the request of his mother and when the pictures were published, the trial of Emmett Till’s murderers was both national and international news. Both men were put on trial and acquitted of all charges by an all white jury who deliberated for about an hour.
Instead he took the spine-chilling images of Emmet's’ death to inform the nation of the inequalities and discriminations African Americans faced. Dylan portrays imagery throughout his poem, but also invokes a sense of anger among his listeners. Dylan sings “For the jury found them innocent and the brothers they went free”(Dylan 20). Emmett Till’s killers were not found guilty, which enraged the south. Both men were able to live freely because the all white jury acquitted the defendants.
They were found not guilty due to many outside factors. One such factor is that the jury consisted of white males whom most likely had a negative and racist view of African Americans (Biography.com Editors 2-3). In the case of Emmett Till, justice was not served because of racism. Afterimages is successful in voicing the continuing trauma of this tragic racial injustice. Reading this poem about Emmett Till and looking at the way things are now, not much has really changed.
Almost a century later another act of injustice occurred involving a young man oppressed by a public standard. Emmett Louis Till was a 14 year old African American from a middle class neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. On the summer of 1955 in Webb, Mississippi, Emmett was spending time with some relatives. After debatably talking to a white woman in a derogatory fashion, three men abducted him from his current residence, and savagely murdered the boy. After Emmett’s mother had the body of her son returned to her she made an effort to make it a point
Hiram was determined to get to the bottom of what happened to Emmett. He also wanted to find out who was the third person in the car helping to kidnap Emmett. In the end, Hiram found out that it was his grandfather who helped Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam. If it weren’t for Hiram’s curiosity and ambitious nature, he probably never would have learned this information about his grandfather.
He cut out her vocal chords and threw them in the garbage disposer. Still not satiated, he invited his mother’s friend 0ver, Sally Hallett, and killed her too. For the next four days, Edmund drove around in his yellow Galaxy listening to the radio for news of the murders he had committed. But the news never came, so frustrated he rang his police friends at the Santa Cruz PD and confessed to eight murders. At first, they thought that Edmund was having a sick joke and didn’t take him seriously.
Emmitt Till was a 14-year old boy who traveled to go with his Uncle Wright to Mississippi. After Tillman’s arrival, August 24, 1955 he and a group of friends went into a corner store. It was told that he either whispered or told the white woman “bye baby.” The woman felt maybe threatened at it and told her husband. 7 days later the boy is spotted in the Tallahatchie River. Tillman’s mother got the news; she then had a funeral service with an open casket to show the world what has happened to an innocent child.
Her own son was forced to testify against Marie Antoinette when he was only eight years old. The guard to her son’s cell created and devised a plan to misuse the boy’s innocence and lack of knowledge. The guard bribed the young boy and manipulated him to lie in the courtroom. Marie Antoinette was later charged with child abuse. Marie Antoinette should not have been executed because of the false image of her, the King’s actions and crimes she did not commit.
Hamlet seeks revenge to avenge his father’s death, he starts to plot his plan into motion; for revenge is more powerful than everything else. Hamlet is not eager to kill his uncle thus he awaits until the mere end. Agamemnon is the complete opposite to Hamlet’s character as he murders Clytemnestra’s husband to marry her,