This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
The townspeople hate Smitty because he is hanging someone who doesn’t deserve it, even though it isn’t Smitty’s fault he is just doing his job. Despite their friendship Michael doesn’t defend him against the angry town after the hanging the next morning. The Snob is a story about Young John Harcourt and when he see’s his father at a book shop with Grace, the girl he loves. John is scared that his dad will embarrass him because he isn’t the same social class as Grace. John tries to avoid his father and gets in an argument with Grace where he calls her a snob.
People that are different from the main crowd of society are often viewed as outcast of society. They don’t choose to be outcast but they chosen as outcasts by society. In the book, To Kill A Mockingbird there are many outcast, including Boo Radley, Atticus Finch, and Mr. Dolphus. These castaways aren’t accepted by the rest of the town because of their looks or the way they act. Boo Radley is boy that lives across the street from main character of the book, Scout Finch.
Walter is a boy who is living in one of the poorest family in Maycomb, he didn’t get enough meals everyday. The way he eats also shows how poor he is, he poured syrups almost everywhere on the table his disk whilehaving dinner with the Finches. Scout said, “But he’s gone and drowned his dinner in syrup.” And this made Scout disappointed and expressed it. Calpurnia shouted, “Hush your mouth! Don’t
Mr.Raymond is a wealthy man who chooses to associate with the coloured society, hence why he faces prejudice. First and foremost, when the children take a break from the trial, Mr. Raymond falls victim to prejudice as Scout states he “was an evil man” (Lee,267). Scout is entitled to an opinion, however, the reader can infer that due to her age she is impressionable. Scout’s prejudice towards Dolphus relies on the gossip amongst the citizens regarding his association with the coloured society, at that time they were a group of people looked down upon. Mr.Raymond faces one of the worst ramifications that prejudice bears.
Discrimination at it’s Finest To estimate means to estimate (something) to be smaller or less important than it actually is. To underestimate someone can lead to people doubting themselves because other people are underestimating them making them feel worthless. When people feel worthless they tend to not talk to anyone and just want to be alone just being lonely all because people underestimated them and always told them they can’t do anything. When people start to hate their life they might commit suicide by killing themselves. Another example is that people underestimate people just because of their race which is called racial prejudice.
Scout’s use of racist language demonstrates the corruptive influence society has had on her. Her use of the racist slur “nigger” is an indication that she thinks the idea of a black snowman is appalling, “I ain’t ever hear of a nigger snowman.” (89) The casual and almost automatic way the slur is used makes it clear that Scout doesn’t recognize how extremely offensive the word is. Scout explains to Atticus that nigger is “what everybody at school says.” Atticus wants Scout to think for herself rather than be influenced by the kids at school, so he tells her that, “From now on it’ll be everybody less one [that uses the word]” (99) Scout demonstrates the degrading impact society has had on her when she says, “Well, Dill, after all he’s just a
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a book about the racial tensions and segregation that arose in the 1930’s. The general storyline is about the main characters, Scout and Jem. At the start of the story, Jem and Scout were always discriminating against other characters, especially Boo Radley. The town was split in half due to racial segregation and Atticus Finch, their father, was a lawyer who doesn’t care who he’s representing because he’s a man of integrity and decency. Scout and Jem eventually mature and start to understand the dangers of discrimination after they see that Boo Radley is just a human and not the person that they all made him into.
Many Europeans despise Americans in Europe, especially when they choose not to abide by their customs and culture. Despite being very different from Europe’s high class family, the Miller family do not change the way they behave. The family deviates from the norms of the European society and this is evident in how they treat lower class people. Since couriers are lower class people and consequently live in the basements, the Millers are despised because they treat Eugenio, their courier; like he’s of equal status as them. Mrs. Costello is very surprised that the Miller family treats Eugenio with familiarity.
Things got worse when her teacher, offered a quarter to Walter Cunningham, a farmer’s son, who kindly denied the money for lunch. When Miss Caroline didn’t seem to understand, Scout explained that Walter and his family suffer from poverty, and would not be able to pay her back with money. Scout then further narrates that one time Atticus served as the Cunningham’s lawyer and having no money to repay Atticus, the Cunninghams pay Atticus in the form of stovewood, hickory nuts, smilax, holly, and turnips. After the incident, Jem invites Walter over for lunch, hesitantly Walter joined them.While eating their meal, Walter pours molasses or syrup “On his vegetables and meat with a generous hand.” Scout instantly made a remark, embarrassing Walter in the process. By making a remark it is clear to see how different the Cunningham and Finch’s lifestyles and status