One example of this is Mr. B. B. Underwood. Mr. B. B. Underwood is a somewhat racist man who is furious over Tom Robinson’s death. On page 275 it is quoted “He linked Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children, and Maycomb thought he was trying to write an editorial poetical enough to be reprinted in The Montgomery Advertiser.” A another example of this is on page 174.
It represents the innocent who were injured through contact with evil. Dolphus Raymond is identified as a mockingbird, and in his case, the prejudice that Raymond receives throughout Maycomb is his contact with evil. Raymond is constantly ridiculed for his lifestyle that is deemed unfit when it comes to Maycomb’s society. Raymond’s relations with African-Americans are looked down upon and prejudiced, but he does not let that overcome him. Instead, he learns to tolerate it by feigning alcoholism and tries to explain it to the children: “‘I try to give ‘em a reason, you see.
The Cunninghams are country folks, farmers, and the crash hit them the hardest.” (Lee 27) To clarify, since they were country folk and farmers they were affected badly by the Great Depression. This event had caused them to be penniless. To conclude, the reader learns that the Great Depression had caused the white-collared people to be indigent because the farmers were poor. Farmers couldn’t go to the professional people because they didn’t have money and it was difficult for them to come across
The image is connected to my thesis because, the father yelling at the poor little helpless child in the image is being abusive and is making a negative impact on the child’s mental wellbeing. 2) “Then I’m flat on my back from a blow to the side of my face.” – This quote is connected to the thesis statement because in the quote, Dylan gets punched in the face by his father which shows physical abuse and is negative. The research is connected to my thesis statement because my research data shows that 1 in 14 children have been physically abused in
Especially poorer whites feared that, following Claudia Johnson argumentation, the “breakdown of the class and, especially racial boundaries” (“Threatening Boundaries” 4) would deteriorate their standard of living, which is the case in Maycomb’s society as especially the family of the victim is considered “white trash” (Lee 33). 3.1.1 Social Coexistence Maycomb in To Kill a Mockingbird is segregated in its diverse class stratification and reflects the social, economic and political atmosphere in the United States at that time. The wealth belongs to a small white upper class, the rest is divided into different classes and increments, but poor whites feel they are in competition with blacks for a decent living and the whites-only advantage was their skin color. Generally, there is the idea that segregation results in discrimination, but Deborah Kenn argues that “indeed, discrimination is one of the most powerful enforces for segregation” (2). This discrimination starts with the low income of blacks, followed by housing prizes and segregated education.
The federal governments inability to tax made funds low, this made it hard to pay military people. This for 1 made the US venerable and if other nations caught wind of low numbers of military forces they would have tried to attack. As seen in Shays rebellion, a man named Dan Shays became tired of the government making him pay his farm taxes, later on he faced brutal penalty’s. So he started riots and causing havoc. If someone or a group of people were to do this today the small states would call upon the federal government to send National guard to deal with the problem.
Chris was to prideful for not taking some of the essential material or food he needed. His goal was to not live materialistically but instead use what nature has given and be with nature. Similar to Victor, the monster he created in the beginning of the story harmed a family member and a friend. The first person was Victor’s younger brother, William. The second person was Justine, a servant who lives with Victor’s family.
Society feels that having to do tasks is just plain boring and makes life bad. People also are deceived by friends and family, if their friends or family have more money or a bigger house, they want that. They don't stop and realize that some people only own a pair of shoes or sometimes none. This piece demonstrates idols of the tribe because societies sadness about Mondays is just an internal meaningless problem. In no way is a day of the week doing any harm to people, if anything they are gaining knowledge at school or money at their jobs.
The phrase, ‘yellow and rotten’ make the readers think as if Boo Radley is poor and low in a social hierarchy, as he cannot afford to brush his teeth. Although Jem who said this sentence, did not exactly know how Boo looks like, he believes that Boo is inferior and being to be ridiculed, which indicates that the prejudice is ingrained into the children of Maycomb. Lee used prejudice to create mysterious feeling about Boo and shows he is being mocked and teased by the children. Later in the story, Boo is shown as a kind and real person as he mends Jem’s
Firstly, Roger uses the rhetorical appeal to pathos to appeal to the humanity of his parents. He tells his parents that there is “much sicknes, as the scurvie and the bloody flix, and divers other diseases, wch maketh the bodie very poore, and Weake” (Frethorne, p1). In addition, he also says that they “live in feare of the Enimy” (Frethorne, p1). The “Enemy” that Frethorne speaks about is the Native Americans. This particular colony did not have a good relationship with their native neighbors, and the colony “haue had a Combate with them [The Natives] on the Sunday before Shrovetyde [the beginning of Lent]” (Frethorne, P1).
In Chapter, 5, an intercalary chapter, the tenant farmers suffers from the payments that were unable to be paid mainly due to the decreased crop production. The quote describes the owner’s situation where they were also struggling to pay for the debt they made. Steinbeck uses personification (metaphor) such as the ‘bank monster’ avoiding eating side-meat and ‘breathing’ to describe the bank’s desperate situation where their business would not be able to survive without the reliance on the landowners. Like the monsters, who break the peace and show their wickedness from their unconsciousness, the bank became a source of suffering and pain of the tenant farmers and transformed into ‘money-demanding machine’ when they got into a desperate situation.
Suppose that your faultless lifestyle dismantled, your vocation perished, monetary cataclysm near and far, your family having an inadequate supply of food, how would you feel? The Great Depression affects the characters in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ considering impecuniousness is ubiquitous, nevertheless its outcome is in-commensurable for some were affected worse than others, for instance Mr. Cunningham was unable to reimburse cash payment to Atticus, so he remunerated him in crops, omitting citizens congeneric to Bob Ewell who exploit their wages on possessions coextensive to alcohol. Every individual acquired a disparate transformation to their identity in the course of The Great Depression. When this cataclysm disembarked, it seized Maycomb
In response Atticus explains: “It’s against the law, all right, and it’s certainly bad, but when a man spends his relief checks on green whiskey his children have a way of crying from hunger pains.” Following such a statement the reader might ask himself/herself why the township still persists to allow him to hunt illegally on their lands. Well, Atticus has an answer: “I don’t know of any landowner around here who begrudges these children of any game their father can hit.” In other words, the Ewells are a unique case of needed special privileges. A case to the extent of that which is imperceptible from the young, inexperienced point of view