The first historical influence on To Kill a Mockingbird is the Jim Crow laws. The laws were unfair and discriminatory. “Jim Crow laws were an official effort to keep African Americans separate from Whites in the southern United States for many years” (“Jim Crow laws”). “A black male could not offer his hand (to shake hands) with a white male because it implied being socially equal”(Pilgrim). Many people in this region thought they had good reason for the laws including the belief that.
In that time, there were many heavy social standards and one of those standards was accepting Jim Crow. One example of one person not being able to combat Jim Crow due to the social pressure was in the book To Kill A Mockingbird. One of the characters, Dolphus Raymond, liked hanging out with black people and was friends with them. He knew that there was pressure against it, so he took the cowardly way out by pretending to be drunk as an excuse to hang out with them. The fictional character of Mr. Raymond is a great embodiment of the mental state of the silent few in America that knew that Jim Crow was wrong, but didn’t have the means or willpower to end it.
In today's society men, women and children experience prejudice in their lives, either as victims themselves or being guilty of using prejudice towards others due to differences between them. Prejudice is a preconception of a person based on stereotypes without real facts and discrimination based on gender, age and skin colour. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee isolates characters and depicts ways prejudice is used. She also demonstrates the evils of prejudice and the negative consequences that lie in the city of Maycomb. By taking the reader, step by step, through various real life situations, and analyzing the impact of prejudice on people's lives, she manages to go to the root of the problem in attempting to eliminate prejudice.
Fortunado, Montresor’s victim, has an alchohol problem. Basically, both Fortunado and Montresor have good traits as well as bad. Montresor is unable to easily control his anger for the most part of The Cask of Admontillado. His anger towards Fortunado caused Montresor to murder him. Not only that, but Montresor also yells as loud as he possibly could when Fortunado scream after relizing he was captured and chained against the wall.
Byronic Heroes are “imitated in life as well as in art” (613). Homer Simpson is a Byronic Hero in many ways. Throughout the seasons we see that Homer is not a very smart man, or a very caring man. He is an extreme alcoholic and he has a violent side. However, we also see that he has a soft spot for his friends and family, that he can be a good father, and that he loves his wife with all his heart.
Anxiety does occur too. Anxiety when someone has the lack of being confident, and believing that nothing can happend or be accomplished when you are sober. Anger is one as well by being drunk you can be very angry at your self or someone that suicide or killing someone can occur. There’s many emotions but these are the ones the most likely occur to a sober person. Especially teens” plenty of accidents occur while being under the influence of alcohol.
DRINKING AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS, WHILE DRIVING, AND NORMAL, 4 IMMORAL, AND DEVIANT DRIVERS Drinking Among College Students, While Driving and Normal, Immoral, and Deviant Drunk Drivers People drink because they want to have a good time, they like the way it makes them Feel, or they just simply need a drink. Some people have become addicted to alcohol and they have let it take over their lives. Alcohol is something a lot of people abuse these days. Alcohol is strongly used among college students and while driving. I am also going to tell you about the difference among normal, immoral, and deviant drunk drivers.
“Lemme tell you somethin’ now billy, you know the court appointed him to defend this nigger.” “Yeah but he aims to defend him. That’s what I don’t like about it.” (Lee, 165) This quote is purely just ignorance and prejudice, this quote is a good example of how most of the town feels, they are mad at atticus not for taking the case, but for actually trying to give Tom a fair trial.
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” famous children's book author Dr. Seuss wrote. Although his books may seem silly, Dr. Seuss’s works were very meaningful and sincere and have inspired many people. However, one of the greatest fears is being judged because someone is different, and this is expressed in many other literary works as well. To Kill a Mockingbird is told from the perspective of a girl named Scout, whose father Atticus tried to teach Scout and her brother Jem to be different and not be corrupted by the racism and classes of the southern town they live in.
Is a character’s first opinion on someone the opinion they keep throughout the book? Often a character’s opinion on someone else changes as the story progresses or the character ages and matures. This is seen with the characters Jem and Scout Finch in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In this book in follows the main character Scout, along with her brother, as they grow up in a small town in the South during the 1930s. As they get older, they start to experience that not everyone is like them or thinks like them.
You have probably walk in someone else's shoes. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee many characters display what it's like to walk in someone else’s shoes. One of the best qualities a person can have is the ability to understand someone else’s feelings and difficulties. Atticus teaches this quality with his advice to put themselves into someone else’s shoes. Taking this advice, Scout and Dill learns what it's like to be boo Radley and how to assess situations.