This suggests that people are only racist because they follow the laws that are in place. This is not true because de facto racial discrimination continues to exist in the United States even after racist laws are removed. The tokenistic fallacy suggests that since some people of color are successful, racism no longer exists. The suggestion that racism is eradicated because a select few are successful is harmful because it ignores all the other people of color that are struggling. The fixed fallacy denies that racism develops in different ways and takes alternate forms at various times.
Raymond. He is a mockingbird because he's willing to lie to protect his family. When scout asked why he lied about being a drunk and he says “It ain't honest but it's mighty helpful to folks. Secretly, Miss Finch, I'm not much of a drinker, but you see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that's the way I want to live. ”(lee 200).
Since Atticus was teaching not only his children, but also his enemies empathy, people started to change for the better. After the trial, people started to see what Bob Ewell was truly capable of, and he lost the little bit of respect the town had for him. People started to empathize for Tom Robinson, realizing that he was actually innocent and that he didn’t deserve the punishment he received. For example, Tom Robinson pitied Mayella and it added to the reason of why he was convicted. Being a black man, it was wrong for him to pity someone “above” him, even if she was a squalid, poor white girl.
Jabez was a beloved man in the community and Daniel Webster did not want to see him leave so he saved Jabez from the Devil. If Tom Walker were to have been more generous and humble, then he might have been able to gone to someone for help to save him from the
They let him off to hook for the sake of avoiding controversy. If they believed that he was innocent of no crime, they wouldn’t have arrested him in the first place. Those very few people who have embraced the idea of acceptance won’t be able to really change what our society has come
With Jem Finch being one of the main characters, his perspective shows up a lot through the book. Especially when it comes down to the Tom Robinson case, Jem gets very passionate and protective towards this case. Jem and Scout were raised by Atticus, to have manners, to not have harsh judgement, to give everyone a chance, and accept people for who they are. Jem shows this a lot when it comes to Tom’s case, he strongly believes that Tom is innocent and should not be charged in anyway. When someone is to bring up the case around Jem, he tries to shut them down, he does not like hearing about it.
“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.
Which, then shows how children know right from wrong, even when most do not. Harper Lee wrote on pages 116-117, “‘The only thing we’ve got is a black man’s word against the Ewell’s... The jury couldn’t possibly be expected to take Tom Robinson’s word against the Ewells.’” To Kill A Mockingbird also states, “Jem smiled. ‘He’s not supposed to lean, Reverend, but don’t fret, we’ve won it...
When chosen to defend Tom Robinson, a black man accused of rape, he must`decide to truly defend Robinson or not. Atticus’ choice to protect him shows immense integrity and dignity although it earns him cruel criticism from his neighbors and family. When Scout asks Atticus why he took the case, he replies that he would never be able to ask Jem and Scout to mind him again if he didn’t take the case. Atticus would have lost his dignity and respect for himself if he hadn’t attempted to save Tom Robinson from an unjust fate. One can only strive to attain such integrity and dignity as the character of Atticus
People have always been cheated out of what they deserve in one form or another. The court of justice should be a place where it does not matter the ranking people have. The court of justice is a place where only the facts and what can be proven determines the outcome of the trial not the ranking. Sadly this is not how it is during 1935 when people were classified and ranked because of their skin color. Harper Lee demonstrates this in the book To Kill a Mockingbird during a trial between a black man and a white man.
Injustice; the lack of fairness or justice. Years have passed since everyone officially became equal, but still in this world today there is injustice. Still in this world through some peoples eyes everyone does not look the same. If our world keeps the mindset that they are in today that word will always exist and never go away. To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic modern American literature novel and was immediately successful.
Christopher Abernathy was found guilty of the rape and murder of a fifteen year old girl in 1987. Although it was almost thirty years later, Abernathy was luckily released in 2015 when forensic evidence revealed that he did not commit the crime. In the federal court system, everyone expects justice to be served to those who have the right to it, even though that is not always the case. Many people have been wrongfully convicted of serious crimes and given sentences that kept them imprisoned for years or worse. It took some time, but in the end Abernathy is one of many who received their justice.
The novel To kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee shows how prejudice and discrimination can influence a community. The story takes place in the 1930's during the Great Depression and uses the point of view of Scout a young girl to show how deeply effected the people were, both young and old by these discriminatory views. I believe that To kill a Mockingbird is still relevant today because many of the problems that happened in the book still happen today and although we are trying to stop discrimination by writing new laws and enforcing them it still occurs quite often. To Kill a Mockingbird still relates to today’s world because of issues in relation to sexism, racism and political injustices. Society might tell us
In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird the author characterizes Atticus Finch with intelligence to establish a theme of social justice. Intelligence is needed in society to be able to understand the things going around in the world. Intelligence is knowing what to do is right even when people think you’re wrong.