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.
For instance Tom, a patriarchal capitalist, disagrees with the level of independence Baker has, saying of her family, “they oughtn’t to let her run around the country this way” (22). Additionally, because of Jordan’s gender, she is forgiven for things about her nature that she cannot control. Nick Carraway, the ‘impartial’ narrator of the book, blatantly evokes sexism in his observations of Baker by saying that “dishonesty in a woman is something you never blame deeply” (64). Nick suggests that Baker is valued beneath men, by receiving lenient treatment as such. Baker’s portrayal sends a message to the reader from Fitzgerald of the generally low placement of women in
Therefore, Mraz like Shakespeare is fully aware that their lovers are not considered attractive by society's standards even though they appreciate them. In addition, Mraz states in line 3 "Just an ordinary humble girl". Thereby acknowledging that the girl
Mary Leapor did not totally agree with Irwin when she wrote, “An Essay on Women”. Although she admired Pope she argued, “nor education a practical solution: wisdom makes women envious and men resentful” She argued that education of women was not the main problem with the way men think of women and why women had to use their “virtues” to gain security. She writes, “Till mighty Hymen lifts his sceptred rod, and sinks her glories with a fatal nod, dissolves her triumph, sweeps her charms away, and turns the goddess to her native clay.”
However, the faint sense of individuality and independence the line provides can be easily detected. Moreover, Clifton raises the ambiguous issue of race and gender, in her rhetoric “won’t you celebrate with me”, clearly raising a point that no reason is explanation enough. The inequality and injustice faced renders the perceived timid and apologetic tone seemingly sarcastic. This further enlightens the author’s perception of identity, as she believes that underneath each is simply human. More importantly, the hardships endured when one is female, added on to the injustice faced when one is colored, reminds the reader that certain identities are harder to form, as “models” of such identities are not
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee demonstrates that social inequality breaks down a society through the use of conflict, symbolism and irony. Social inequality plays a pivotal role in the novel because the whole conflict between Bob and Tom is wrapped in it. From the first accusation to the final conviction inequality is intertwined in every paragraph, every word. To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel that stands the test of time because while our society has made improvements, inequality will never truly go away. This novel displays characters you relate to, ones you despise, and all that you fall in love with.
The author uses “Meet” to connect these two opposite things. It suggests that she not only brings happiness but also brings pain. The purpose of this juxtaposition is to reveal the contradiction of “gentleness” and “horror”. It improves the novel’s appeal and reveals the Orange’s substantive
Where the classic concept goes, so does the story, for example, “Megan gave me a glare you could have used to cut metal, don’t talk to the weirdo because people were staring at us now, staring and snickering” (7). Megan, this book’s girl-next-door equivalent character, is afraid to break through societal norms, where people of two different social classes become friends, and warns the heroic (and, in this case, uncaring) Justin not to stray from the safety of the path she has taken. Justin takes interest in the so-called weirdo, and the unlikely friendship is born again. This is not the only place where the story resembles others of the same type, as is proven by the authors words, “McManus did this and you let him! You fucking let him, day after day after day!
Even after Ismene warns Antigone about burying her brother, she is unstoppable. She goes on with what she partakes to be right even though she does not receive help from her sister. On the part of Creon, he upholds his dedication to leadership so much that he ignores the plea by his son to spare Antigone. He thinks that the only reason which makes his son do that is that he is loyal to Antigone. Therefore, both characters have this tendency to trust themselves and it brings both good and adverse effects to them.
Her teacher was always telling them “Over here we don’t believe in persecuting anybody. Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced. Prejudice,”(245) which shows her teacher is against persecution, then Scout over hears her teacher saying that it is good thing Tom Robinson was convicted because the blacks were getting too “high and mighty”. This meaning it is ok to persecute blacks and that she was contradicting herself. This prompts Scout to be disturbed and think a lot.
Calpurnia insists that Walter is a guest and should be treated with respect and dignity. Scout can’t comprehend why Calpurnia thinks that Walter is a welcomed visitor. Scout also has problems with Atticus and how he thinks about school. Scout hates school and Miss Caroline. Atticus just wants her to get an excellent education.
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.
Sacrificial Actions for Justice and Equality The fight for equality and justice has been credited to various men and women that have sacrificed many aspects of their life. A majority traditional societies see changes to the status quo as a threat and often oppose them. When sacrificial actions are made for justice and equality, society is more susceptible to change. Harper Lee’s
However at the end it’s clear that the reader’s reaction can change when she has the conversation with the Misfit, she repeatedly says “I know you’re a good man... You wouldn’t shoot a lady”(14-15), because the reader know thinks that she really is selfish but she’s also ignorant and petty. The only reason that the grandmother is saying positive things about the misfit is because her life is at risk and the second part of the quote shows that she cares about herself and doesn 't ask if he would kill all the family. It shows all her pettiness making the reader think “No wonder why June Star wants her dead”. This is the grandmother’s characteristics of being selfish, ignorant, petty and etc but underneath all the evil that the grandmother has there can be some good things in her just like the