Brother is at fault for Doodleś death because he is a bad brother and overworked Doodle. Brother made Doodle work too hard when trying to teach him how to walk, run, and swim. In the story Doodle cannot do things that most people can easily do, so Brother tries to teach him to walk and then later swim. He tries way to hard and overworked Doodle. “Doodle was both tired and frightened, and when he stepped from the skiff he collapsed onto the mud” (Hurst 6).
As Huck continues his journey with Jim, he sees him as a friend, and is no longer concerned about the consequences of harboring a runaway slave. Huck has moments of conflict throughout the story where he feels that turning Jim in would be the right thing to do, but each time he decides that the right thing is to keep him hidden. This creates trust between Huck and Jim, as Jim is well-aware how easy it is for Huck to expose him. This profound trust is a major component of not just Huck and Jim’s relationship, but of any relationship. When Huck and Jim are first beginning their journey, they quickly realize that they work better together.
This attempt to free slaves ended up failing, however the “raid” still left an impact. The slave-owners extremely oppressed their slaves, and John Brown felt that the government would not do anything to help. The Southern slave owners had too much power over their slaves, which definitely contrasts to the free states of the North. Evidently, Manifest Destiny created conflict that developed sectionalism of the North and South of the United States. Their opposing views on slavery caused the North and South to be split on basically every issue the United States had in the nineteenth
August Wilson describes the life of Troy as someone who feels he is being oppressed and how different the culture was when his was a child growing up compared to his children’s lives. Troy’s outlook on life is more narrow minded however, his family is more optimistic for a better future. Troy was raised by a very dominate male figure who was abusive. His father would be little him and made him like he would not be able to overcome racism. Troy despised his father who was mean and never showed him any love.
Troy 's hatred of his father acts as a catalyst for many moments in Troy 's life, in negative and positive ways alike. Unlike most fathers, Troy 's father didn 't leave him with a material possession such as a house but instead left him with emotional baggage that crippled the earlier and later parts of Troy 's life. From the beginning, Troy 's father was abusive to his mother and all of his siblings. Troy and his family worked hard on their father 's farm and endured his bitterness towards being a sharecropper. Troy states that his father was greedy and would put his own personal needs above the needs of the family.
By joining Jim on a trip down the Mississippi River, the theme of friendship and man versus society are advanced because Huck must choose if he wants to be a true friend to Jim or if he should follow societal norms and turn Jim over as a runaway slave. Huck often questioned himself when he thought that Jim was getting closer to freedom in one case he even asked himself “what had poor Miss Watson done to you, that you could see her nigger go off right under your eyes and never say one single word”(Twain 93). Huck tries to reason with himself in order to determine what the right thing to do is. Should he tell someone about Jim, a runaway slave, or should he keep quiet and live with the choice that he has made even though he has always known it to be the wrong choice? On this journey, Huck and Jim became the best of friends because they had a common goal which was achieving freedom.
The fugitive slave laws were disliked by Northerners, but they were laws that must be followed as they were enacted under the Constitution. Document C provides an example of the problems the newly enforced laws created. Free African Americans had to constantly be aware of being kidnapped or mistaken for a runaway slave. Slave Hunters would often kidnap free blacks and claim they were runaway slaves, so they could make a profit of them. Although some people took advantage of the fugitive slave laws, there were groups of abolitionists who still fought to end slavery, despite what the Constitution upheld.
The racial ignorance seen in To Kill A Mockingbird is similar to the racial ignorance seen today. African Americans are still discriminated against by citizens who are indoctrinated with racist ideals. The racial ignorance in society inspires many African Americans to make the important decision to protest unfair treatment. In brief, the racial ignorance ingrained in society highly influences important decisions made by
However, with his own child beginning to appear black he goes back to abusing them. This is a bit unsettling because if he truly believes his own child to be part black you would think he would have some compassion towards his slaves, but instead it makes him even angrier at them. Armand is ashamed of blackness, this is seen by him when he rejects his own child and Désirée out of the shame he feels. The only things that causes this shift is Armand’s racism towards African-Americans. He views them as inferior property, not as living breathing humans with emotions too.
When Jody left him, he found that he had nothing to work for anymore. Even though, Johnathan was a drinker, he drank because he was under so much pressure to work to impress his wife and give his family what they needed. Nick should have taken it upon himself to accept his father into his home and not just watch him deteriorate slowly. Nick had several chances to engage in conversation with his father but never did. It is not Jonathan’s fault for where he and Nick stand, because in his point of view he probably is under the impression that Nick does not like him anymore.