The most pervasive theme is racism. The white policeman- - whose father lost his janitorial business because of particular governmental policy regarding minorities in society hones - is irate at African-Americans. A youthful African-American carjacker spouts the incendiary Black Power talk of the 1970s. Stereotyping is another theme in the film. For instance, the white DA's wife associates the locksmith with being a pack part in view of his ethnicity.
As the court case is coming up and going on the racism gets out of control. Atticus knows that the town will hate him for defending Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. But Atticus simply doesn 't care, he will defend any person of any skin color because that 's the kind of person he is. Atticus is a man of high values and loves everyone equally. To back him up, take this quote for example.
“One in four black men between ages 18-34 report unfair treatment by police in the last month” (Lind). Police are extremely biased against black men from this age range as they are seen as criminals at first sight in the eyes of the police. To even further this, “police are three times as likely to search the cars of stopped black drivers than stopped white drivers” (Kahn). This again shows the immediate discrimination against blacks by the police. Flipping to a different side of this, African Americans are also thought to be drug users or even drug dealers, but it is quite the opposite.
The author’s description of the court’s ruling was definite and expected because as Atticus explained, society is biased, therefore the court of all white men were always partisan towards voting in favor of a white man without allowing any arguments against him to sway them. Even though Tom Robinson was not guilty and Atticus had strongly proven him as an innocent who was falsely accused of rape, but because discrimination was a factor in the final judgement, the consequences in society’s prejudice consequently led to the suffering of innocent individuals like Tom Robinson who received discriminatory treatment and trial due to their race. Descriptions of southern beliefs during the time period throughout the book develop and clarify the major theme of the
In a movie, music sets the tone and mood and also gets the watcher’s attention also have different emotions. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the 1930s’ during the Great Depression. The main character Scout Finch has a father named Atticus Finch. He is a lawyer who decides to take a case involving a black man named Tom Robinson who is being accused of sexually assaulting a white girl named Mayella Ewell. Mayella Ewell comes from a poor family who is viewed in the Maycomb society as “white trash.” The Finch family has to face harsh criticism in the heavily racist Maycomb because of Atticus decision to help Tom.
“Cry about the simple hell people give other people—without even thinking. Cry about the hell white people give colored folks, without even stopping to think that they’re people, too”(Lee 269). Dolphus Raymond is a white man who came rich family. But he chose to marry a black woman and had children with her. The town of Maycomb disapproves of him because he portrays himself as a drunk who has nothing better to do than drink.
“Get Out” is a spin chilling story yet with a touch of comedy, illustrating what it means to be black in America, to summarize, a black photographer called Chris goes on a trip with Rose, his white girlfriend to visit her parents. Worried that Rose’s parents might be racist, he later discovers that the family has several black “servants” who behave oddly, as if they are controlled. He is later unsettled by the visitors at the party who made racially-charged and gauche comments, chuckling over Chris’s built body and announcing, “Black is in fashion!” Chris later realized the chill that he had sensed was right on the mark. The Armitage family turn out not just to be racist, but to be abusing as well as profiting from abducting blacks. They have developed a horrifying system of abducting, brainwashing and ultimately brain-swapping black people, to use them as they please such as, repurposed body substitutes.
It constituted an enforcement of the conviction of unwritten laws the white privileged followed because the judicative in the United States did not provide the kind of justice they favored for defendants. The demonstration of Black’s powerlessness to boost their own feeling of superiority was common and practiced. When the mob in To Kill a Mockingbird arrives at Maycomb jail, Atticus sits in front of the door to ensure his defendant’s safety. Scout, Jem and a friend of them arrive at the jail where, the narrator Scout starts a conversation with a father of one of her classmates, Mr. Cunningham. That conversation apparently changes his mind as he is reminded of his own children and he tells the others to leave.
In one way or another each of the character’s lives intertwine. The first scene of the movie we see a Muslim man and his daughter attempting to buy a gun. The owner of the store was a white male and showed a negative attitude towards Farhad because of his background. This was just one of the many racist scenes that were to come throughout the movie. William Grimes from the New York said that he didn’t believe that racism had disappeared, but the civil rights movement has made it contemptible in the eyes of most Americans.