His hate spreads not only on dwellers of Maycomb, but also on members of his own family. Bob has characteristics of a typical representative of America’s tullies in early 30’s, that were full with uneducated and racist Southern population. Bob Ewell was not a frequenter in the town, and tried to avoid people. So, citizens of Maycomb knew only a few facts about him: he was rude; he believed that education is not important; he was unemployed. Despite the insufficiency of the information, people still considered him as person, who is better be avoided, however, in the court, juries supported his position.
From this letter you can see Tourgees clear use of the word “another” meaning that other Republican men were targeted and killed by the KKK all because they fought to have the South follow the same rules as the North. It was as though the KKK felt personally battered so they enjoyed doing to same to men that caused such emotions. Politics within the white community was not the only issue. As mentioned before African Americans did not get the political freedom that was actually granted to them not only because of their race and low standing but they were “ ‘unfitted for the proper exercise of political duties… blacks needed a period of probation and instruction’ “ (Document D). The idea of them being an unfit race who was in need of probation and instruction seemed to more closely relate to white Klansmen of the South.
Although many men are mean to Crooks he has friends that he can confide in. Curley’s wife however, has no one. Whenever she tries to talk to someone she is quickly shut down and shunned.The only person she has is Curley, who is a very cruel and does not let her talk to anyone as seen here “I can’t talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad. How’d you like not to talk to nobody?”(Steinbeck 52) It could also be said that Crooks will never achieve his dream because of the fact that he is black.
Any person who had this suffered through these experiences could not have some sort of mental trauma to witness such an act. Because it was done by a rough band of renegade militants, it would make sense that caused his opinions on the lower and rougher classes of society for which he sought to separate himself from. Between the PTSD and the problems of lack of affection and kindness in a traditional orphanage environment, it would make sense as to why he has a very limited capacity for love and affections. His efforts of kindness and respect are often seen in the murderings of others who have disrespected the women who he has bonded
When examining these cases where a portion of the population is targeted, justice is difficult to obtain. No one action or decision will ever satisfy an entire group or community, making justice almost unattainable. In the case of Eichmann, many were against his execution, some even sending letters to have him pardoned, while others believed that he should be made to work in Israel for the very people he tried to exterminate (CITE?). Resembling Eichmann 's trial, those affected by de Kock 's actions were divided as to what justice was. Many were against de Kock 's sentencing, seeing his willingness to cooperate and sense of guilt towards his actions as sufficient.
Nonetheless, both men may not be so different after all. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, moral empathy is not adequately represented towards other Maycomb County folks, especially towards the black community; people are just people and no one is naturally different from anyone else, excluding the fact that there are some people who take advantage of their power. Early in the novel, the author introduces the readers to a divided society in which both the young and old, are heavily inclined towards discrimination against “powerless” people, especially the black community that is settled in Maycomb. In pursuance of addressing this dilemma, Atticus says to his daughter Scout, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” (Lee p. 48) This quote is what essentially makes up the whole story. However, the jury in the trial does not seem to share this idea because they convicted Tom Robinson, a
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee there is an abundance of discrimination against race as well as social and gender discrimination. The main character Scout is judged for being a tomboy, while Walter is discriminated for being a part of the “Lower class” in Maycomb. In general, any type of discrimination can cause alienation, anger and hurt. No one should be valued by their race, salary,gender or education. Even though Walter is not a key player in the the novel, his character still faces discrimination,he is discriminated against because of his family's social class.
To Kill a Mockingbird, a classic tale with a meaning deeper than the simple story of childhood shenanigans, remains a staple in many classes throughout the US. The people of the town consistently express their racist values, and how there prejudice clearly divides white and black people. Beyond that, the contrast between knowing and not knowing consistently appears throughout the story. There are many different types of ‘not knowing,’ ranging from innocence to ignorance. The people of Maycomb are ignorant when it comes to race, and the Finch children are innocent and do not know what’s really involved with the case taken up by their father.
The moral decadence in our society has reached such a level that can be concern. Peoples nowadays are not too respecting on the peoples surrounding them even their eldest. The young ones and the leader of tomorrow are engaging to anti social behavior and they prefer to do their own business. Other than that, they also engage in all sorts of anti-social behavior injurious to the society. So, decadence can be described as lack of ethical, moral and sexual traditions.
This is important because it shows how most people don’t even think about sexism in that way. The author goes on to state that men, “suffer not because women rule the world and are targeting men, nor because feminism has somehow triumphed and brainwashed all of our elected officials (most of them still men) into ideological misandry. Rather, men suffer because of the same gender role stereotypes that hurt and restrict women—though men, being of a different gender, fall afoul of those stereotypes in different ways.” This is a helpful argument because it does not place the blame on women, which is what many people think Men’s Rights Activists do. Groskop, Viv. "The Second Sexism is it Time to Stop Ridiculing Men?"