When being with the black group in their own church, Jem and Scout come to the understanding that they have taken for granted what they have received. In addition, Jem and Scout obtain a knowledge of some of the issues in racism. The knowledge they gained in that short church scene was never given to the film characters. Also, when the characters were presented to the African American church they got an inclusive understanding of the world around them in Maycomb. If Calpurnia didn’t drag them to the church they would have never learned the true understanding of how the African Americans are treated in the book, but in the movie, the complexity of Calpurnia is left out which leaves a huge gap of information that isn 't portrayed.
In the book To Kill A MockingBird, Harper Lee shows just how different it is. In the book Atticus and the members of the court system express the reach of prejudice, justice, and fairness in the justice system. The justice system was filled with prejudice. In the book it states, “ Now don 't you be so confident, Mr. Jem I ain 't ever seen a jury decide in favor of a colored man over a white man…”(279). Reverend Sykes is witnessing the trial of Tom Robinson.
The background music played on the radio contributes to maintain the theme of the story that God’s grace is for everyone. It contrast with the Mrs. Turpin’s believe that the God’s grace is given by following the class of people. 8. Mrs. Turpin addresses the question, “What do you send me a message like that for” to God. Mrs. Turpin is so angered and bewildered because she thinks the message that she receives from Mary Grace was a message from God.
They try to enter the church but are confronted by a black woman who disagrees that the white children should be there. Calpurnia says that they are just like anybody else and should be treated fairly. This shows that she is not racist towards the children and is like a mother figure towards them. After the confrontation Zeebo comes up to greet them, he says, “Mister Jem, we’re mighty glad to have you all here. Don’t pay no ‘tention to Lula, she’s contentious because Reverend Sykes threatened to church her,” (Lee 100).
In both the novel and the poem, “If”, virtue was a trait that Atticus Finch represented. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus had just accepted the call to defend an African American, and he was being targeted by his neighbors. One neighbor, named Mrs. Dubose, said, “Your father’s no better than the [blacks] and trash he works
In "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker, two sisters wanting the handmade quilts that symbolize the family heritage that’s passed down from generation to generation. The quilt plays a major role in representing symbolism, in "Everyday Use" quilts are symbolic to the family's culture, heritage and it's values to their offspring. A symbol is when the author uses an object in the story to represent a significant explanation. The quilt is a symbol of family inheritance that can be only respected by certain people. A quilt is a piece of fabric stitched together, for us today it is used for warm covering.
Harper Lee proves another point to family, vulnerability. In To Kill a Mockingbird, the overall theme of family can be defined as destiny, determination, and vulnerability. Aunt Alexandria says every family has a “streak”. Within the confines of a small town where the same people have lived for generations, they have established the reputation for having “streaks.”. Harper Lee really begins to create her own definition of family in To Kill a Mockingbird by providing readers with a wide variety of them, that family is destiny, determination, and
Although in To Kill a Mockingbird the foremost focus is racism against black people, there are some scenarios in which the Negroes have prejudice notions against white people. When Calpurnia brought Scout and Jem to her church they were not welcomed at first. In this quote Lula is saying white children are not welcome in the black church. In the novel Harper Lee writes,“You ain’t got no business bringin’ white chillun here— they got their church, we got our’n. It is our church, ain’t it, Miss Cal?” (158).
Studying such a powerful book such as “The Bible” would give a person such wisdom and love, but with Religious hate crimes on the rise it almost makes people curious what is being taught in the churches. Furthermore, what these people truly believe in is no more than taught lessons, referring to as they are taught to only believe the Christian faith with no choice or knowledge of other religions, growing to believe Christianity is the only religion that is true. That goes into another topic of discussion, Parents force their religious opinions on their children and they are labeled with their families’ religion. Most parents do not teach their children about other religion, only the religion they believe in. belief of Christianity has been sinned, taught with inclusion to others, and have made living in the Bible Belt scary.
Northup’s first master, William Ford, was a strong southern Baptist who treated Northup with kindness. On Sundays, Master Ford would make his slaves attend a church service. He would preach the Bible to them and inspire moral behavior. Fords Christianly behavior confuses Northup as to why he owns slaves in the first place. This is because the criticism of slavery in the South did not exist.
It can be seen that “no one is questioning whether white lives matter or whether police lives matter but the question of whether Black lives matter is an open question in this country”. This just further shows that there IS racial inequality in America where people of non-color recieve luxury treatments and people of color do