She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him. I’ll not have you around him, picking up bad habits and learning Lord-knows-what” (Lee 301). This statement shows that she believed the Finch family would look bad if she allowed Scout to play with someone like Walter. This statement also causes the readers to collate her with Hilly when they realize that they both treasure the reputation of their family. In conclusion, Hilly and Aunt Alexandra both value their status in the towns they reside in and wish to maintain it.
It has been observed before, that society for a long time discriminated against another minority, the blacks on the same basis - that they were different and inferior. The happy little homemaker and the contented "old darkey" on the plantation were both produced by prejudice…”-Shirley Chisholm This means that she feel `uncomfortable that many people don’t accept females and black to do a certain job. In addition, this also proves that she is forthright when it comes to her speeches. Another example comes from Listen a speech from Howard University by Shirley ‘’While nothing is easy for the black man in America, neither is anything impossible. Like old man river, we are moving along and we will continue to move resolutely until our goal of unequivocal equality is attained.
One's personal opinion About Mayella is thinking if she is powerful or not, but in one's opinion she's not powerful due to the fact that she's a woman living in a poor neighborhood but the only thing she has as an advantage is that she's white. She tries to keep control over herself and tries her best to look like a normal person and not looking like a lower class citizen. On the other hand, she is powerful because she is white and accused Tom Robinson of rape and she got away with it. She isn’t powerful really due to the fact that she lives in a broken down home with an abusive father and been hurt mentally and physically and she's been getting more and more abused toward her life. Mayella had to think of a way to stop being with him so she said Tom Robinson sexually abused her even though it was a lie due to the fact Tom Robinson never did.
From the beginning Stanley has doubted Blanche, this is seen as he went through Blanche's things with Stella, questioning her belongings, “has she got this stuff out of teacher's pay?”(2.33). Stanley continues to impose his reality onto Blanche, which causes her more anxiety relying more and more on herself to create more of an illusion by creating an admirer for herself, saying that she ended it with Mitch because she does not deserve “deliberate cruelty”, and crating this alter ego for herself as being pure. While Stella is in the hospital, he and Blanche are left alone for the night as she continues bragging about her admiration coming from Sheep Hunt Leigh and how she just got a wire from him. Stanley catches her in her life, finally tearing apart Blanche's illusions. Although Stanley has been a threat to her through his suspicion and empowering masculinity over her, the last scene is where he finally takes final control over her, or symbolically where reality has a final triumph over her illusions.
While the act of whitewashing in the media is not meant to be racist, but a kind of dysconscious or institutionalized racism. The process never seems to change because in the industry “they don’t know enough about the only subject that really matters” and there’s an acceptance with the normality of white privilege (Roth 126). The only way to change is to no longer act ignorant to the issue (Roth 126). Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye condemns beauty standards by teaching that only white is beautiful and thus creating a whitewashed society, lack of diversity, and dismantling the image of young girls. The start of whitewashing did not just come from the modern media industry but slave trade.
After Ruth introduces Kennedy to some of the struggles she has to face daily as a black woman, Kennedy realizes her own outlook on the issue is terribly naive. In her closing remarks she discusses how just about everyone participates in “passive racism” by “not questioning why slavery is the only aspect of black history taught to elementary schoolers” and “not asking why there is only one African American staff member.” She forces people to accept that though they don’t have swastika tattoos, they also contribute to racism in the country. Kennedy is the reason Ruth receives both legal justice and inner peace. She is the prime example of someone with good intentions who inadvertently adds to the problem forcing readers to look inside and realize that they too
He didn’t run because, he didn’t want to disappoint Mrs. Jones after she was so kind to him. Paragraph 41 of Thank You Ma’am says, “‘Eat some more, son’ she said” (Hughes 41). This evidence is one of the many moments Mrs. Jones was kind to Roger and, Roger didn’t want to upset her because he’d feel
Paradise (1997) Love (2003) A Mercy (2008)Home (2012) .Through her novels, Toni Morrison traced the plight of black people who have struggled the inferior social and economic status in a conspicuous culture. Morrison lodges a stern denunciation against the overriding society for its unfair tyranny of African-Americans. Blacks’ subjugated culture is made noticeable by her literary representation. She has given a voice to the black minority. As an African-American female writer, her writings are profuse in rank about black culture.
Struggles one may not first think of at first, but still just as hard as all the other problems they faced. She used descriptive and keen language to make the story interesting for readers, yet succeeded to get her point across and arouse strong feelings about the subject. Morrison was under the influence when writing, not alcohol but racism that she personally experienced The hidden parts in all her books are the anecdotes from her life that were purposely inserted to vividly highlight some of her struggles as a black woman. All with the intent to show the damaging consequences of biased, insensitive, and harsh treatment by the white majority on their black
Make-up Assignment for Seminar 3 The novel, The Bluest Eyes discusses many interesting themes during the course of the story, for example incest, prostitution, domestic violence, child molestation as well as racism. However, I think that the overall theme of the novel is highlighting how internalized white beauty standards form and cripple the lives of black girls and women. The reason as to why I believe that this is the main theme that Morrison wanted to convey in her novel is because there are implicit messages that whiteness is superior are everywhere throughout the book. Toni Morrison explains that the story of the novel came out of a childhood conversation she could never get out of her mind. She remembers a young black girl she knew
The women that do try to report prison guards end up even more damaged when their violators go unpunished. In a small study done on sexual abuse in US prisons, of the complaints that women filed, only 18% of male prison guards ended up with some type of punishment (Isaac, Lockhart, Williams). This lack of discipline for brutal crimes against black women sends a message to black women in prison is that they are invaluable. It “perpetuates the degrading images of black women as ‘unnatural, dirty, sick, and sinful’”
Others may consider cheating to be okay because it is very tempting and is acceptable if done only a few times. The topic of cheating has been very debatable, especially due to our sophisticated and evolving society. Although cheating is the easy way out, it is morally wrong because it harms your reputation and relationships, is detrimental to your health on many levels, and can also have a negative affect to your future. One major disadvantage of cheating is that it puts your reputation and relationships in jeopardy. For example, Marion Jones, the former American track and field champion, lost her Olympic medals when federal investigators found out that she was taking performance enhancing drugs.