Franny tries to play the role of a good girlfriend listening and paying attention to what her boyfriend Lane has to say, but there bickering at one other cause Franny to argue with Lane on how she hates people that are phoniness and just wants to fade into the background and be a nobody. Throughout the story Franny 's comments on how a person has to act a certain way because of the social standards that are set. She spends her time in the story abiding by the standers and commenting on them causing her to have an emotional breakdown. The Breakdown that she has connects to Shoshana Felman 's What Does a Woman Want? and Franny 's actions connect to Judith Butler 's Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory.
It shows that scout believes that women have a minuscule amount of power, and that she needs to act like a boy for her to even be recognized by Jem as a member of the group. Gender equality is not fully intact, as shown explicitly throughout the novel. Scout is not the only woman who feels the impact of sexism in the novel. Especially in that time, women were not treated as equals in many circumstances. Women are also set a standard to be ladies, doing things such as wearing dresses and not playing outside like males are allowed to.
Aunt Alexandra wants Calpurnia to leave because she thinks she is a bad influence on Scout and is ruining her plan of making Scout more ladylike. “Atticus, it’s all right to be soft-hearted, you’re an easy man, but you have a daughter to think of. A daughter who’s growing up.” (Page 182) Aunt Alexandra in this quote is describing how Atticus is too nice to Calpurnia and is valuing her needs over scout. Atticus and Aunt Alexandra continue the heated the debate as Scout listens over, but finally Atticus makes the final decision of allowing Calpurnia to stay. This section shows the Aunt Alexandra is a racist because she thinks black women are a bad influence to her niece.
Shortly after Mr. Haly’s death, Eliza writes to her dear friend, Lucy Freeman, about the latest events in her life. Lucy then warns Eliza of the dangers associated with a woman who portrays coquettish behavior. Eliza feels that Lucy has written her a “moral lecture” but dismisses her warning shortly after. (Foster 109) Eliza continues to disregard any warnings she has received from her friends and continues to act in a manner that is undesirable for women in the seventeenth century. By courting two men simultaneously, she sets herself up for even more ridicule from her friends.
For example, sweatpants are not against dress code but they don’t show professionalism. They are also just students and should be able to live the child life as long as they can. These reasons are why dress codes should be banned. There should be no school dress code because it limits the freedom of expression, targets girls, and they are hard to enforce. Girls should not have to follow extra rules because boys can't control themselves around girls.
The Declaration of Independence reads “We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation...we declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown…” (Par 5.) Jefferson explains how after all the abuses, the people of the colonies have had enough and they are now declaring the separation from Britain. The people of these states are free and have their independence, and there will no longer be any form of allegiance to the British. This is also meaning that the people are standing together and they know that war will be upon them. But they still stand strong knowing that they are outmanned and outgunned by the
In the 1940’ the people used to think in a “traditional way”, making them intolerant with the people who act different. This is the case of Scout, the protagonist of the book. She is a little girl who does not like to dress up and act like a little boy. The adults in the town say things about her, letting her know that if she does not follow the stereotypes she is not going to be a real woman. finally, after all the comments she starts to believe it “I could not possibly hope to be a lady if I wore breeches”(81).
This means she wanted to break free of her addiction before she died. Instead of thinking of and treating African Americans as inferior, Mr. Raymond accepted them, causing him to be shunned by society. Even children had a disinclination towards him; their parents taught them that Dolphus's way of life was wrong. In the novel, Scout originally described him as "evil" (Lee 267). The text also states, "I didn't think Atticus would like it if we became friendly with Mr. Raymond, and I knew Aunt Alexandra wouldn't" (Lee 267).
Scout feels uncomfortable around the proper ladies because the ladies laugh at her answers to their questions. Although Scout prefers to socialize with men rather than women, she tries to make her aunt proud of her by acting properly. “After all, if Aunty could be a lady in a time like this, so could I,” Scout thinks proudly to herself. Perhaps the most significant example of Aunt Alexandra’s care for her children occurs after Tom Robinson’s trial. Aunt Alexandra shows care for her niece and nephew because she worries where the children have gone.
Although, some can interpret differently, they were powerless and it was against their will, so they shouldn't be punished. Their religion has influenced their thought process of absolutism, and makes them feel as if they’ve done the sinning themselves. When the girls returned home they were ridiculed and frowned upon because of the things they were forced to do. Some women didn't want their families to carry the burden they were forced to carry throughout their lives, so they kept it to themselves in order to protect their family’s
What is worse is that they were stolen from their home to become a servant, then they were whipped if they tried to escape or tried to stand their ground. They were hung to show what happens when they disrespect the settlers or again try to escape or fight back. If a child was born to a mother who was a slave the child was automatically a slave . The child never even had the chance to experience
Violet shows off her intelligence numerous times throughout the book, to the point where Titus’s friends and even father think she is snotty and a show-off, even calling her a bitch. Titus thought Violet lacked the basic social intelligence that tells you to adapt to the world around you. But Violet refused to give into the feed and adapting, which led her to resist the feed. This decision she makes is making her unpopular, but it also makes her a rebel, in a way making her a role model for being above the influence. She 's grown up in a whole other world due to the way she was raised by her father.
In Source C, it illustrates, “Nither can recap an equal benfet from the laws of the land which doth not justifi but condemns Slavery or if there had bin aney Law to hold us in Bondege we are Humbely of the Opinion ther never was aney to inslave our children for life when Born in a free Countrey.” This quote displays how there was no benefit of the law that the country they were in because they were slaves. Source C also provides how they lost their culture and cannot form a family. Children were taken away from them, and their lives were embittered. In Source A, it says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” This quote presents how hypocritical The Declaration of Independence was, since all men were not created equal. Although it says how these “truths” are self-evident, it clearly shows how all men were not created equal.
Even the Littlest Things Make a Difference Someone once said, “Judging a person doesn 't define who they are... it defines who you are”. Scout, the main character of To Kill a Mockingbird, and Skeeter the main character of The Help, do not believe in judging other people until they really know that person. Scout is not a typical girl like her aunt wants her to be. Scout stands up for her family such as Atticus. Along with Scout, Skeeter also faces gender discrimination and is against it as well.
The situations are different because, if Skeeter was in Scout’s shoes and had to see Tom lose even though he clearly should have won, she would have been really mad because she is not a fan of the whole racist thing that’s going on. On the other side, if Scout was in Skeeter’s shoes she would be very confused because she would not be able comprehend what is going on, because she is too young. I now see more clearly that the discrimination seen in both the movie and the book took a different toll on everyone that was involved in