On the contrary, Du Bois only provided one view to how African Americans were being treated; Washington had a friendlier approach. This may be due to his fear of being lynched or placing African Americans in a harsher situation than they already were. Washington seemed more methodical—he was thinking about African Americans having the full rights of the 14th and 15th amendments. At the same, he was also concerned about the consequences of his speech, and if it angered the whites more than it relieved the situation they were all facing. Washington and Du Bois had every intention to improve the social and political status of African Americans, but they sought different plans to achieve such goals due to their different upbringings, values, and opinions.
DuBois does not necessarily agree with Washington, feeling as if he was complying with the notion of black inferiority. He promoted the notion of submissiveness through telling people to focus on their personal development, giving up their civil rights
“There is no story that is not true.” (Things Fall Apart 141). Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe, in his historical fiction text, Things Fall Apart, emphasizes that just because a culture is unique does not make it bad or wrong. Achebe wants to reduce the amount of shown ignorance to anyone different and offer insight to the Nigerian people. He assumes a sympathetic tone to Umuofia by connecting his characters to his audience, the Europeans, and Western Civilization. Achebe uses ethos, pathos, and logos to connect the themes of family and government.
W.E.B commented on this process saying it was an attempt, “to educate black boys and girls simply as servants and underlings.” The fact that Booker T Washington did not address to African Americans civil rights, is really important because it demonstrates that W.E.B DuBois did more than Booker T Washington. W.E.B addressed the rights of African Americans, which if fixed could create better education for African
He was trying to help out Mayella Ewell by gathering firewood and chopping dressers because he felt sorry for her, but was accused of rape because of his color. On page 87, Atticus said that “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.” He was trying to help those who are innocent and in need, and even though he knew that he was going to lose the case, he wanted to try. Atticus hoped to better the lives of the mockingbird-like African-Americans in the South, so he attempted to help an innocent and helpless Tom to the best of his ability. Also, Tom’s crippled left arm is proof that he did not attack Mayella, however, he is accused because of his color. On page 212, Scout said, “He looked oddly off balance, but it was not from the way he was standing.
Both Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois had ideas on how to improve African American lives, Washington believed in starting at the bottom and working up whereas Du Bois had an opposing viewpoint he saw starting from the bottom as submissive and believed African Americans should hold important jobs in order to demand equal treatment. Booker T. Washington believed that in order to eventually achieve racial equality African
As Lee states in the novel “Why couldn’t I smash him? I asked. Because they don’t bother you” (320). Scout tries to take advantage of the roly poly because, it is small and insignificant to her. She tries to kill the roly poly due to the fact that its death wouldn’t affect her.
Stereotypical Mockingbirds Mrs.Dubose told Jem, “‘ Your father’s no better than the niggers and trash he works for.’” (Lee 117). In every small town the people there are stereotyped into different groups. Maycomb county is no different. They are set apart based on skin color, gender, and how poor or rich they are. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee teaches her audience about stereotypes using three groups of people: the Finches, Negroes, and white trash.
He was treated much better by the Aulds, and was even taught the A, B, C 's and how to spell small words by Mrs. Auld, until she was told by her husband that it was unlawful. Douglass really started becoming educated while he was working in Baltimore. He met with young boys in the streets who he "converted into teachers" (Douglass, 23). These boys taught Douglass what they knew in exchange for bread. In these chapters, Douglass repeatedly showed that the main reason for slavery was ignorance.