Slavery-- in laconic terms-- is the censuring, and antipathy of a human just due to their skin color. It is macroscopic and patent that it is wrong but nobody will admit it. In The Hypocrisy of American Slavery, Frederick Douglass talks about the current state of the US and why The 4th of July means nothing to him. He is trying to convince the American people that celebrating the freedom of their country is ironic because everyone is not free as they claim. Overall, Douglass uses Word Choice, Emotional, and Ethical Appeal to support his claim that there should be no celebrating being a free country when all of the country is not free.
Equality would get rid of every single rule taking away from a person 's life in his envision of a world. Equality hates the word We which indicates a group and not a single person because it takes away from people significance. After Equality discovers the word I, he writes about the horrors of the word We “I am done with the monster of “we,” the word of serfdom, of plunder, of misery, falsehood and shame” (Rand 97). Equality says these things with hatred towards the word which shows his great passion to individuality. Something that he would be sure is in his own world.
Towards the end, plans to free Jim have been labeled by critics as a return to minstrelsy, but under the surface they represent the systematic oppression of freed slaves and African Americans. They were seen as ploys for the whites to use for entertainment with no concern to their situation or troubles. Tom uses Jim for his own entertainment, and this is acceptable to society. Huck is even confused as to why Tom would help him, as Huck does not know that Jim has been freed. Huck labels this moral development as a result of his poor upbringing and rejection of society.
The institution itself has no sympathy and mercy even if an African-American could pass as a Caucasian. An individual being born an African-American subject them being labeled the "other" or inferior to the assumed superior race. In order for Stowe to gain a collective effort to abolish slavery, targeting a male, female, and Christian audience required audience required emotion to relate to Harris. She needed the audience to detach the idea of this character being African-American and focus on the cruelties of slavery. Thus, speaking on the subject of being born with a father disowning their child or not having the opportunity to grow up with a mother does to some degree bring out a person’s emotions.
One being forced out of the only home they ever knew, only for the gain of their oppressors is extremely harsh. In 1830, president Andrew Jackson formulated a cruel plan to do this, announcing his goals to the nation. He believed that all natives were savages, and worth less than white men. Jackson’s speech on American Indian removal possesses several flaws, as he neglects the fact that the Indians were there first, fails to empathize with the native population as he plans to forcibly remove them, and is morally incorrect in his judgement of the Native Americans. Essentially, it is important to note that all white “civilized” people were immigrants into America, and the people who were truly here first were the American Indians.
Additionally, To Kill a Mockingbird includes very socially progressive ideas, also portrayed through Atticus. Atticus is defending an African American man in court, something that could get him socially shamed or even threatened. However, he defies the social norms and tries to get the town of Maycomb to accept his modern views. Before the jury announces the verdict, Atticus gives a grand speech to the courtroom: “‘...the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women--black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men”
Within these few sentences, President Johnson makes it fear that this was not right and will be made right. It is almost as he is shaming the nation for committing such actions. “It is wrong -- deadly wrong -- to deny any of your fellow Americans the right to vote in this country.” (Johnson). As if he were speaking directly to racists, he bluntly notifies them of how wrong their actions are. President Johnson, without a doubt, allows his citizens to know he will no longer put up with racism, especially TOwards their neighbors.
Have you personally been substandard before or have seen people treat individuals horrible just because of their race or for the simplicity of their sex? Back in the day citizens were judge on a daily basis prior due to the color of their skin. During the Civil War Slavery was divided into northern and southern states. The northern states fought for the idea of freedom and equality, which means they wanted no more slaves and the Southern states wanted to keep slaves for economical purposes. Also, women were not treated right , at the time men were bias to the idea of equality for women 's rights.
One example of this would be that the ship of slaves were being illegally traded across the world, which is why in the of the film it was the reason why they were sent home. Another notable case of this is in the Declaration of Independence, it states that all men are created equal, as for slaves, they were treated an an inferior class, working for someone with higher authority and nothing could be done because nobody would listen to a slave. On top of that, most slaves did not even know the english language, so they had no say in society
Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird famously said in his closing arguments: "You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some negro men are not to be trusted around women- black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and no particular race of men." (pg 232) What Atticus is trying to convey is a foreign concept to most people in Maycomb county. Atticus is trying to convey a point of equality and no prejudice in a world of social inequality which, as one can imagine, didn 't go over so well. To kill a mockingbird tells a story of a county whose morals are masked by the great depression, a county whose judgment is masked by racism and social stigma.