Between 2000 and 2006, the number of homicides doubled, multiplying from 2,904 to 5,885, and increasing during the years in between. Since this violence is constant, individuals are less sensitive, and the magnitude of the issue has become clouded. Beatriz Manz, a historian, writes “individuals can readily get caught up in self-deluding mentalities used to justify violence,” even though they do not accept what fuels it. Injustice is very common, leading to the passive acceptance of public lynching and other violent acts that would ordinarily be considered morally incorrect and shock the conscience. As a result of the violence and government’s commitment of violence, citizens believe that they have to take up arms to survive, furthering the violence and preventing change.
For some people it means getting in with the wrong crowd, as longs as it means they are accepted. For Mayella Ewell that meant trying to be loved by a man she didn’t love. “She was as sad, I thought, as what Jem called a mixed child: white people wouldn’t have anything to do with her because she lived among pigs; Negros wouldn’t have anything to do with her because she was white” (To Kill A Mockingbird pg 256). Mayella seems to be an outcast to everyone, including her own family. Tom testifies that her father shouted profanities at her as he made an escape.
He was an african american boy, subservient to a white population, corrupted by cruelty subsequent to his complete destruction. In the middle of losing his virginity, he felt that,” They were big, white, armed men. He was small, black, helpless.” Cholly lacked social learning within his african american family unit and was further emasculated through the racial boundaries as called “ ,Colored people were neat and quiet; niggers were dirty and loud.” Due to past issues, such as personal identity and relationships, the culmination and abundance of personal struggles lead to his slow degradation and inability to retrieve his humanity and find fulfillment. Cholly had no role model to look up to and feel the continuous safety and unconditional love and care of family members. In his experience, a parent is to abuse and to abandon since he is subsequently abandoned by his loved ones.
Fear was rooted at the basis of his masculine ideals, as his father, Unoka, the main source of his terror, was a failure in life, taking no title and often being described as a woman. Being constantly teased, Okonkwo lived his life, abhorring his father, hating everything he loved. Eventually, in Okonkwo’s life of hatred, he hit a road bump, taking his actions too far, as he beat his wife in the week of peace. “Inwardly, he was repentant. But he was not the man to go about telling his
Pike 1 “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger:” (Proverbs 5:1). Anger is not always the answer to our problems. In the book, The Bronze Bow, the vengeful boy, Daniel Bar Jamin, disregarded this knowledge, and by doing so caused massive harm. Daniel and his demon possessed Sister Leah, lived in a small house with only each other for company. Leah had never proven able to accomplish regular household tasks and feared everything.
“There is no greater disability in society , than the inability to see a person as more” by Robert M. Hensel . Discrimination is a unjust treatment, both women and men have been discriminated by their differences between themselves. In Of MIce and Men many characters are discriminated for their disabilities, gender, age, and the most known the discrimination of color. Curley’s wife is discriminated for her gender. As the wife of the son’s boss, she is isolated by many other men, but is not able to make any contact with them due to her jealous husband.
Race has been a controversial issue going back four centuries, and this novel portrays race in an unfamiliar way to others, but very familiar to Lee. She has done a tremendous job on bringing us into the world of racism and how it permeates each decision throughout her book. As we read To Kill A Mockingbird we come across racist people and incidents that help shape this book and our minds in the point of view to where we can better understand how Scout is not as aware of the world of racism. Scout and Jem had an inkling about racism, but never had experienced it themselves. Harper Lee skillfully exemplifies the theme of race when it is written “Lula
The short story Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston was written in 1926 and is one of her most well-known short stories. An anomaly among the many short stories read in the course thus far, I was pleased to read a piece of women’s literature that focused on the experience of being black and a woman. This point of view gives a fresh look into the lives of an often sidelined group of women and I really enjoyed reading and analyzing a story that was written by a black women about a black women, which incorporated some of my favorite themes such as marriage and religion. Additionally, it was a short story that stayed with me even after having finished reading it because of its unique storyline and satisfying ending. Quite a few of the stories I’ve read
Prince Hamlet learn that the person he loved the most had been taken away from him and no one could possibly understand what he was going through. He grieved after he received the news regarding his father's death. The news was heartbreaking for him and even more devastating that his uncle Claudius was the murder. Processing the death of his father, being rejected by the people around him, and his mother Gertrude who abandoned him by marrying the man who killed his father and took over the Kings' throne. The emotions of depression has cause the Prince to behave emotionally unhealthy turning him into a frantic madman.
Kingsolver uses media in the book to show how women are over sexualized. Kingsolver shows women treated and seen as objects that are used for others’ gain, not as individuals with their own thoughts. There are also examples where the women are mentally and physically abused, and the consequences of these problems. The Bean Trees is a novel that questions the treatment of women and girls in not only the time it was written, but even in today’s society where many of these issues are still present. Kingsolver wrote her novel to spread awareness to the discrimination and injustice through a cohesive narrative and her characters’ development to connect to her