Crooks was the most lonely person in the book.We couldn't find out what Crooks real name was but Crooks had been named Crooks because of his crooked back accident caused by a horse. He was African american in a racist environment.Crooks has a temper because of the racism or when people invade his privacy. Lennie tried to be his friend. He didn't trust Lennie because he thought he was disliked by everyone. He was African american and he just doesn't trust anybody because he never had a friend.
Boo has lost his essential social and communication skills and can not survive outside of his home, this is the consequence of continually being ridiculed and can damage somebody’s self-esteem. In addition, Atticus Finch is another victim of prejudice in the novel. After being chosen to defend Tom Robinson, the town folk starts to exhibit prejudice towards him. The town folk trust that Atticus will not present a legitimate defense for Tom because of his skin color, but Atticus full heartedly intends to do so because he believes in equal rights and condones in prejudice or racism. In addition, Atticus Finch is also the victim of
“Every night sound I heard from my cot on the back porch was magnified three fold, every scratch of feet on gravel was Boo Radley seeking revenge, every passing Negro laughing in the night was Boo Radley loose and after us” (74). The quote shows more about the people of Maycomb rather than about Scout. Scout was afraid of Boo Radley and that he would come seeking revenge. Even though Boo is a nice man, she only knows the stories from those around her. Boo Radley was a mystery to the people of Maycomb and was feeling more prejudice than he should
It prevents people from completing tasks in life or doing what they want to do because they are shut down just because they are different from others. Through the examination of Lennie and Crooks’ characters from Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, discrimination and racism negatively affect their lives, ultimately tearing them from their dreams. Crooks, an African-American man, is one of the few that have had his dreams ruined by racism. He is suppressed by the people of his country for simply being different. In a conversation he has with Lennie, Crooks explains, “‘There wasn 't another colored family for miles around.
Bullying, Prejudice and social injustice are all forms of racism that blinds people from seeing who a person really is (based upon their skin color). Nowadays these forms of racism are used to create an intimidating atmosphere for the people who are affected by it the most. Some of the reactions to this are suicide, murder and the thirst for vengeance. In contrast, many people fall into deep depressions and let a racist comment haunt them forever and change the pathway of their lives. The rights of the Scottsboro Boys were completely ignored and all of the whites in the court stared down each and everyone one of them with absolute hatred and intolerance.
Cry about the hell white people give colored folks, without even stopping to think that they’re people, too”(Lee, 269). This shows how white people don’t respect colored persons even though they are people too. Atticus wants to show his children that colored persons are people too and that they have to be treated fairly because they don’t do anything to you to hurt you. Not only that, colored persons face being treated unfair and like trash because of their skin color. “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.
The book depicts Boo as a distraught boy and who is never seen as anything more. Eventually, Boo has enough, and protects himself from the cruel discrimination of his fellow townspeople by hiding out in his own home. Though Boo’s reclusion shows his depression the nonstop talk about him continues on. These rumors soon became the tales of the Maycomb “Haunt”. Therefore, the discrimination towards Boo Radley demolished his life and turned it into a tragedy
(Lee 323). The fact that Bob's limited vocabulary consists of this extremely offensive term demonstrates his total hatred towards black people. He effectively dehumanizes Tom and doesn't even address him by his name. This dehumanization also is shown when the reader sees how disrespected Tom is at the trial. Mr. Gilmer, the prosecutor exclusively refers to Tom as "boy," to imply he is condescending and intentionally offending him (265).
As they haven’t been out of their house in years people are lead to believe the rumours. Such as, “Boo bit off his mothers’ fingers one night when he couldn’t find any cats or squirrels to eat,” (Chapter 4) Or the rumour of him eating cats “he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch,” (Chapter 1) This led people to believe that Boo Radley was indeed a “monster” and a malevolent person. Harper Lee aims for readers to understand that through the language devices, social prejudice is being shown. Language devices such as the metaphor used to describe Mr Radley, “he was a thin, leathery man with coloured eyes, so colourless, they did not reflect light,” (Chapter 1) This leads the reader to believe that the Radley place is a dark, confined and scary place that not even an animal would dare to go too. Boo Radley had been kept in isolation for so long, he didn’t know how to communicate or socialise properly.
We've all seen racism on TV with all of the shootings and protests. People who don't have a lot of money are other inequality. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird there's a lot of themes that are prevalent in society today. Boo Radley is a character that is constantly talked about to a point that he's kind of become a myth. So many wild and crazy stories that people make up because they don't try to get to know him.
There are many character in the book considered a mockingbird,but most poeple think that Boo Radlet isn’t one of them because of all the rumors that spread about Boo Radley.He’s a mockingbird because when Jem and Scout were getting in a fight with Mr.Ewel.While they were fighting Boo Radley was there to save them by killing MR.Ewel. Not only does he savethe children by killing Mr.Ewell, but also by carrying Jem back to Atticus.This proves that Boo Radley is a mockingbird.Boo Radley life style is affected by rumors people made up about him. People
In Maycomb County the people spread rumors about Boo Radley because he is mysterious and stays inside his house. He keeps to himself and people believe he is a killer who should be locked up. They believe the rumors they hear and just because they never see him they construct an image in their heads that he is dangerous. In truth Boo just wants to have friends and looks over the Finch children. When Bob Ewell attacks Jem and Scout Boo is the one who saves them and Atticus is very grateful (Lee 276).
Set in the southern United States during the height of the Great Depression, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, it is predictable that the time’s biases and prejudices play a role in the novel. However, the extent of this discrimination and strict expectations of conformity found in the novel is surprising. The book, which follows Scout, a young girl growing up in the sleepy town of Maycomb, Alabama, illustrates the different ways in which the members of the community treat others based on their races, conformity to societal standards, and upholding of the biases of the time. The case of Tom Robinson is the clearest example of the prejudices that permeated most communities in the southern region of the United States. Robinson is charged