Essay On Jim Crow Laws In To Kill A Mockingbird

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One of the ways Harper Lee relates to conflict in real life are the Jim Crow laws and shows us that they were very unfair. The Jim Crow laws were very unfair to all the African Americans and it made the white people more superior than the African Americans. The Jim Crow laws were unfair because the blacks could not eat with the whites, the African Americans could not show love affection with their partners in public (Pilgrim). Another reason they were unfair was because at every intersection people had the right away no matter what (Pilgrim). In To Kill a Mockingbird, there is evidence of the Jim Crow laws because of many reasons. One of the reasons is that Calpurnia and the Finch family go to different churches on Sunday. “Lula stopped,…show more content…
The historical information of mob mentality has dated back a long time people always trying to fit in. Some people join mobs to fit in and then when they join the mobs they act a different way because they feel like they are powerful in a group rather than being alone (Smith). Also, in the NPR diaries there was a bunch of people trying to fit in by trying to drag someone out of jail to lynch him because they feel like he did something wrong (Beitler). Harper Lee made many connections to real life and one of the main connections she made was the mobs that were forming. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee had a mob come to the jail to get Tom Robinson because the mob felt like Tom raped Mayella and in that mob Mr. Cunningham was one of the main people and there is proof he was in the mob. “Then he straightened up and waved a big paw. ‘Let’s clear out,’ he called ‘Let’s get going, boys.” (Lee 175). Another connection she made was that in real life people would join a mob to fit in and Mr. Cunningham was trying to fit in by being in the mob because he is an outsider (Lee 170). In To Kill a Mockingbird has mobs and the case of Tom Robinson has many similarities to one case in particular in real
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