While his family tried to help, raising two young children as a single father was not easy. Luckily, they lived in a nice suburb where everyone knew everyone. If his family and the community had not been there to help out, he would have been completely lost. - Insert a picture of Joe in his police
Firstly, the stereotype that people who do bad things are supposedly evil and scary is shown through the characters, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. Tom Robinson is seen as an evil and scary person because he is accused for raping and assaulting Mayella Ewell. Tom Robinson is hated by a majority of the white people in Maycomb except for a white lawyer who is ready to stand up for someone who is innocent. Later on in the novel, Tom Robinson ends up committing suicide himself because he did not want to be put in prison for something he did not do.
Mayella Ewell comes from a poor family who is viewed in the Maycomb society as “white trash.” The Finch family has to face harsh criticism in the heavily racist Maycomb because of Atticus decision to help Tom. The soundtrack of the movie is important so the songs I choose are “Strange Fruit”, “Tearin’ up My Heart”, and “Eye of the Sparrow” which are good choices for the soundtrack. The first song I choose is “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday. It is a dark profound song about the lynching of African Americans in the southern United States during the Jim Crow Era. It was a protest song that Billie Holiday very rarely performed due to threats.
An instance of this occurs when Scout started schooling she could already read, much to the distaste of her teacher. She feels guilty and upset over being told that she must stop reading, and she doesn’t understand why she is being told to do so (pg 23). This is an example of Scouts character, in that she doesn’t often consider the “why” to situations. Atticus teaches Scout an important lesson to understand where people are coming from so that she may learn “why” things are presented the way they are, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (pg 39). As it is Scout does not consider things from others point of view, and she doesn’t understand their motives as Atticus would like her to, and it is extremely detrimental to her
Throughout the story of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout Finch and her brother, Jem, encountered the many trials of living in the small county of Maycomb, Alabama. Within their society, the ingrained principle was that those of lighter colored skin were superior to those of darker skin. The black members of the community were looked down upon as slaves and simply used for labor. Although this was the common practiced belief, it created immense corruption and cold-heartedness amongst some of the white skinned dwellers of Maycomb. The word of a white man would always trump the word of a black man; this is shown in the narrative of the villain of the story, Bob Ewell, a man who enjoyed employing prejudice and racism towards black people to an
He is discriminated by teachers like Miss Caroline, by his friends like Scout, and even adults like Aunt Alexandra just because of his class. But walter isn't the only one that is treated unjustly. People like Dolphus Raymond who is treated wrong because of his life choices of marrying a black. Or Scout who is expected of acting lady-like. The takeaway point here is that this book is a revolt, one against discrimination and classism and unjust social
Multiple characters in To Kill a Mockingbird are discriminated against, one that stuck out was Atticus. He was discriminated against multiple times, for example, on the way he raises his children, for defending a black man in court, and for just being a poor white person white person. Those are just a few ways that Atticus is discriminated against in the novel. Atticus is discriminated against on the way that he chooses to raise his children. In the novel several times people tell Atticus that he doesn’t raise his kids right, for example Miss Maudie says “”...erected an absolute morphodite in that yard!
Although Calpurnia scolded Scout aggressively, she does it to help Scout perceive another’s situation. Being able to understand that not everyone has the same tastes of interests is important, and though Scout did not understand it at the time, she later discerns the meaning behind Calpurnia’s salutary lectures. Later on, during Scout and Miss Maudie’s chat on the porch, Miss Maudie explains to Scout that “sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand[s] of ... your father” (36). Scout misinterprets Miss Maudie, thinking that she is
Another claim in the book constantly is that black people are judged and criticized just because they were black. Now let us go into detail of the ways Maycomb and other states had a lot of social inequalities. in to kill a Mockingbird the kids like going to Cal's black church which