Samuel O’Quinn’s murder set Moody off and brought her to the brink of outrageous hatred when she said, “I wanted to take my savings, buy a machine gun, and walk down the main street of Centerville cutting down every white person I saw.” This quote illustrates how dissatisfied Moody felt with the way blacks were being treated in the segregated south. Not giving into hatred shows her resolve and commitment to helping end segregation. Even though Moody feared for her life at certain times, she overcame her emotions to go on a be
Till’s mother had the people leave her son’s casket open so that people could see what awful things Bryant and Milam did. She wanted everyone to know how evil whites were to blacks. Many people who took a look at Till’s body, were appalled. His body was bloated and severely swollen, and he had bruises everywhere. As bad as it was to let people see this, Till’s mother, Mamie knew it would inspire a lot of black people to stand up for themselves.
First of all, in both The Crucible and in Lord of the Flies fear of the unknown seem to be the main motive behind all those cruel actions. In Lord of the Flies the boys ended up killing Simon because they were feared of the beast. With the idea of something they cannot certainly see, the boys went too far. In The Crucible too, lots and lots of innocent people’s lives were taken because the townspeople feared the devil who they do not know for certain who he is or where he is. Moreover, both authors portray how being afraid of losing reputation also cause people to act in selfish ways.
She stirred up conflict within the Massachusetts Bay Colony, resulting in disturbed leaders and even multiple court cases. Moreover, Anne’s claims threatened to tear the Colony apart, the men did not like a woman to have this kind of power among the people. According to an article on Anne Hutchinson, “The real issue was her defiance of gender roles—particularly that she presumed authority over men in her preaching” (“Anne Hutchinson”). Anne’s biggest problem was not her religious beliefs, but the fact the she defied authority and gender roles. Nevertheless, Anne’s beliefs eventually got her in so much trouble that the people banished her from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
When Carolyn Bryant’s husband found out what happened he immediately wanted vengeance. He ended up shooting Till and throwing him in the Tallahatchie river. When everyone came to see the dead body, they became outraged. All that became even worse when the murderers were found not guilty. Emmett Till helped people who were on the edge about joining the civil rights movement, to finally do it.
219-220). Another theory was that he was flirting with the married woman, and someone told the husband and he ended up killing the young boy. Emmett Till’s death was a huge turning point in her life and she wanted to do something to change what was going on around her. It opened up her eyes and she realized that there was something else she had to be afraid of along with all of the many other things that children are already afraid of. The passage that I am looking at has to deal with the fears that the author discusses she has- “fear of hunger, Hell, the Devil, and fear of dying because she is black” (pg.
Later, when Emmett Till died in the book, Guitar was very passionate on his death and he spoke of the injustice brought upon African Americans. Guitar believes that white people do not care about black lives, and as a result, he decides that he shouldn’t care about white lives. After finding out that Guitar is part of the “Seven Days”, Milkman asks Guitar “why kill innocent people?” and Guitar replies with “It doesn’t matter who did it. Each and every one of them could do it. So you just any of them.
Much of the damage they did was to scare blacks into accepting that they were hated and even though they had legal rights, they should not use them or practice them. The KKK scared black people away from rights like voting, freedom of speech and leadership positions. One example of how the KKK scared blacks from practicing their rights was “in 1964 when a bomb planted by the Klan killed 1 black person registering to vote and 2 white northern supporters helping people register.” (History.com). Another time was when Viola Lee Liuzzo was killed for driving and organizing freedom marches and speaking out. The hate Klan used violence to control the people who believed in equal rights.
Senna writes “My mother said she wanted to keep us safe from the racism and violence of the world…when my parents still got along, my father had agreed…it was only recently that my father decided…that my mother’s lessons weren’t adequate” (pg 26). It is acknowledged in the story that the idea of the girls going to the “Black Power School” in Roxbury was brought up in the past, but it isn’t until Deck is leaving his family that this becomes something he demands of his wife for their children (pg 26). Sandra implies that Deck’s reasoning for sending them to this school will somehow make up for his future absence. However Birdie doesn’t see his leaving as a loss, “…wishing all the while that I could
When the Baltimore riots took place everyone around the world not just in Maryland started pointing fingers towards the black people. However, it was just the African race getting blamed when multiple races were involved in the riots. The riots took place because of innocent black people were being killed for example Freddy Gray was killed in the back of a patty wagon. Mr. Gray was put into the vehicle alive and well but when they went to take him out he was unresponsive. Alton Sterling would be another perfect example of police brutality against the African race.