Overall, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee is a novel that does a good job of showing how innocence can be destroyed by the display of evil. Innocence was destroyed many times at the trial. All the kids felt the bad vibes in the courthouse, but it was Jem who took the hardest blow. Jem believed that the court would indict Tom because Atticus provided hard evidence that he was innocent. He thought
Cunningham was part of a mob last night, but he's still a good man” (210). He didn’t do it because he's a bad person; it was the mob's frenzy that made him do that. Then, surprisingly, at the end, a Cunningham made the jury hesitate while they were taking their decision which supports that the Cunninghams, just like everyone, can be both good and
Freedom: “But I did ended up talking to Sugarberry about his behavior before; and I still feel bad for him. Since Sugarberry said that he caused his own world to be destroyed; and yes, I did ended up saying and doing bad things to him before too, like the raining chocolate incident, because I really didn’t like him and wanted for him to feel the same pain that I was dealing with. Since I have to be constantly dealing with all of the trapped people’s voices in my head, because I can’t save them. I also don’t hate Sugarberry now; since I just want to help him, because the poor guy doesn’t know to make people happy without physically and emotionally harming
Despite being initiated by the people within the society, the government took advantage of its insecure people who lended them enough allowance to enforce censorship themselves. Originally being what the public wanted, the extensive measures by those such as the firemen, were disguised as peace. Referring to firemen, “They were given the new job, as custodians of our peace of mind, the focus of our understandable and rightful dread of being inferior: official censors, judges, and executors.” Beatty explains, "Colored people don 't like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people don 't feel good about Uncle Tom 's Cabin.
People stopped ignoring the fact that they were being mistreated. They were finally speaking out about things that were common problems, such as poverty, working conditions, and even racism. But who were the people that started speaking up? Who were the people that were not afraid of the public's backlash, and would expose injustice at any cost? These people were the muckrakers.
It is over. What ever happened to self-accountability; everyone always has an excuse about why a tragedy has happened. Instead of looking in the mirror and saying I fucked up; self-accountability isn’t common, instead of saying I didn’t prepare from point A to b will blame our laziness on depression or our surroundings. An example of this is when you’ll hear a poor person saying that person must be in the Illuminati; or they say they must have taken it from behind to become famous. Usually when someone is doing better in life then us will use racial slurs to tear down that persons confidence; instead of working harder and worrying about yourself, we feel the need to crush the next persons confidence to make ourselves feel better.
Bystanders – will pass off their work to another co-worker if it’s not directly related to them. They will will do nothing to help. Participants –are available for the customer, helping them along their visit. If they need further assistant the participant is there for the long haul. Activists – are very excited to help and share all the knowledge they know about the situation even if it is not necessary at the time.
A simple ‘ how are you’ can have someone think you 're polite. Atticus no matter what always stood up for Boo, he knew him but his kids on the other hand did not so he told them they don 't know him or understand him they 've heard of everything about him but it was all wrong. The power of words is most important in this world, it is a do or don 't type of action.Mayella used her power of words and ruined someone 's family and caused them to die due to trying to save himself. Atticus used his power of words to help Tom and support
After the church is burned down Okonkwo is pleased that his fellow villagers are beginning to see the need for brutality against the foreigners through his eyes. “He had spoken violently to his clansmen when they had met in the marketplace to decide on their action. And they had listened to him with respect. It was like the good old days again, when a warrior was a warrior.” (192). Okonkwo hates change, and he feels that the missionaries have brought about change through their religion, which has started to affect other aspects of traditional Igbo life and its people.
We should not be living in a society where we are afraid of our “defenders”. Overall, we are just so tired of being betrayed by our own people. Many policemen have been abusing the benefits they have as police officers and the majority of us are in denial about it. That is not fair whatsoever. They took the job to protect and serve not to cheat the civilians.