Mr. Dolphus knows that he isn’t like the rest of the town so he tries to give people of the town a reason so he can still fit in (Lee 268). He tricks the folks of the town so the hate gets passed by false reasons. Mr. Dolphus is also presented as an outcast through the way people treat him so he has to hide his real personality. Harper Lee shows that outcast in our society are often treated different because of their opinions or actions. Truly, Mr. Dolphus he tries to hide his real self to keep peace in the town he lives in.
Uniformly, the video takes into the life of a boy whose threatened by his dad. We think our dad is the one who we respect, the person who has the most influence. However, not for this boy, his drunken; aggressive dad beats him up with a beer bottle that makes him the one who is unreliable and has the worst influence. These are ironic because the person we admire is actually the “worst of all.” William Shakespeare’s tragedy
Because of this, Tom Robinson is found guilty and later dies because of a mob, which displays the hatred and segregation that takes place in Maycomb. When stereotypes become embedded in the culture of a town like Maycomb, prejudice becomes more powerful than the truth, but through communication, empathy can be learned.
“ Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat uppeople’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee 119). Tom Robinson, a minor yet importantcharacter, is indirectly described as a mockingbird throughout the whole book, since he waskilled for entertainment purposes and not because of the crime he was guilty of, when he wastruly innocent. He did not do one thing but be honest, but his skin color made the people thinkotherwise (Gladwell).
For instance, Boo Radley, a young man in Maycomb society is considered to be dead due to his introvert nature. As the author quoted, “no, it was not that sort of thing that there were other ways of making people turn into ghosts.” (Lee 14). The Radleys are one of the oldest families in Maycomb but still they do not have any contact with their neighbors. Their son, Boo is believed to be turned into a phantom since nobody ever sees him walking out of his house or interacting with people.
At first, Jem was easily startled. After he went through the consequence he changed into a more patient person, but he still wasn’t sorry for destroying Ms. Dubose’s bushes. In Maycomb there is a house where an interesting family called the Radleys lives in. Scout and Jem are both afraid of the Radleys house because of Boo Radley.
Through most of the book Boo is like a ghost, Scout never sees him but his presence is felt throughout the story. For example:The gifts that Boo left in the tree made Scout and Jem happy even though they were scared of him. At first they were suspicious e.g. not wanting to eat the chewing gum, but it soon became fun for them. The soap dolls meant that someone who had Jem and Scout had carved them and the fact that Nathan Radley filled in the hole makes the reader suspicious that Boo is responsible for the gifts.
Rain-rotted shingles drooped…,” his living conditions are not good and the house looks creepy by itself (Lee 10). If you live in such a bad house, then you are automatically not a good person. They assume Boo
Scout, I think i’m beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time. . . it’s because he wants to stay inside.” (227).
Next, would be rumors that are prejudice and injustice. Then, it would be avoiding to combine evil with evil. Lastly it would be, being kind to others without wanting anything in return. In Maycomb, throughout the book there are so many tolerant and intolerant.
Dolphus Raymond was viewed as an alcoholic, insane, and an outcast. “Jem,’ said Dill, ‘he’s drinkin out of a sack. ”(Chapter 16.) Although he was viewed as a drunk, Dolphus Raymond was later viewed as a smart man to Dill, Scout and Jem.
“Boo wasn’t crazy, he was high-strung at times. It was all right to shut him up, Mr. Radley conceded, but insisted that Boo not be charged with anything: he was not a criminal. The sheriff hadn’t the heart to put him in jail alongside Negroes, so Boo was locked in the courthouse basement.” (3) He had been locked away from civilization for a long period of time, and he had no understanding of the world around him due to the lack of exposure. Because of this, he did not understand why murder is a sin and should never be committed.
Both presenting themselves as an intelligent individual in the art of schooling, meanwhile they show naiveness of a child in observations of human behavior. Scout, in To Kill A Mockingbird, became well aware of cruel insults from her community about their dislike of her father’s actions. Her and her brother became accustomed and grudgingly tolerable to such insults and began to realize that the white folks could not accept the Negroes into everyday life. Maya, in I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, grew up in a black community, thus not being surrounded by racism all the time. On the other hand, her brother experienced how cold-blooded the white community is toward the black.
Another way we are still paying the bill is through the War on Drugs. The War on Drugs affects many blacks today. It is a flawed system - one that sends cops into black neighborhoods in order to enforce the prohibition of drugs. However, “So many feel so oppressed because of a sense of cops as more likely to kill them for thin or nonexistent reasons. (McWhorter)