The “n” word should stop being used because it is an ugly, mean and hurtful word towards African Americans. Lastly, African Americans were considered as savages to the whites. The way that the Africans lived before they were slaves was very different than how the whites would act. When the whites would see how the African Americans acted they considered them as savages because of different they did things. Like their teachings and beliefs were very different from the whites.
Tom Robinson was a black man who got accused of raping a white girl. The only reason he got accused no white man did because he was a different color than everyone who was against him. Also, the whole jurors were white while he was the only black man in the courtroom. “...The evil assumption-that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral, that all Negroes men are not to be trusted around our women, an assumption one associate with minds of their caliber.” Every negro did not have the same rights as a white man. The whites had a higher advantage, and everyone always took the side of the white man no matter what the situation is.
1. The narrator’s blatant disregard for his people is demonstrated when he expresses “how [he] hated the black-belt people, the peasants” (Ellison 47) because their depraved status threatened his own role as a model black student and citizen. 2. The derogatory manner in which he refers to the black sharecroppers – especially Jim Trueblood - indicates that he places personal advancement over the advancement of his own race. a.
The color of one’s skin determined who was guilty and who was innocent. The Ewell’s were lucky enough they were white because the color of their skin was the only reason their words were able to overrule Robinson’s. Although Tom is the innocent one, there was no way of his side winning, even having one of the best lawyers, Atticus Finch. This creates an illusion because even though Atticus seemed he was going to win, with his strong points made in the courtroom, the Ewell’s were still stronger for the color of their skin. Atticus seemed to have had a lot of power because he was known as a great lawyer but even he knows there was no way of him winning the case.
For a long time after the publishing of To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch, the father of Jem and Scout, was championed and even deified in some cases. He was revered for his vigilant defence of a black man, Tom Robinson. This book came out in a time when racism was taught at home. For many whites in America, especially in the South, this was the first time their eyes had been opened to the injustice of racism. The reason so many people chose Atticus to be their champion of morality was because he represented strong morals and was believed to be one of the first of his people to stand up against the way things were.
Yes, absolutely. Also, I think adults are the general guidance for a child’s moral development. In “to kill a mockingbird”, Miss Maudie and Atticus are great role models for the children. For example, when Jem and Scout are discussing about Boo Radley, Miss Maudie tells them to never base someone on outside rumors and states that Boo always treated her nicely. Also, Atticus decides to defend a Negro which taught them about the division in their community and to follow what they believe is right.
Although, no one is the most trustworthy, or the most reliable person, but they all play a specific part in how the story comes together. The Jury of Tom Robinson’s court found him guilty even though he really wasn’t. (Lee 271-275 ) Let me elaborate on that idea a bit more, it doesn’t matter how hard a lawyer like Atticus tries to defend a black man like Tom Robinson when there is a slim chance that they will win especially in the South. (southern states especially), but in the end they have a choice to make. Bob Ewell despises Atticus for defending Tom Robinson.
In her mind, certain families are far more respectable than others, and the ‘poor’ ones should be avoided. Unfortunately, Alexandra’s mentality is remarkably similar to that of the town as a whole. Conversely, Atticus has a nearly opposite set of ideals. As the sole lawyer of the town, he has willingly decided to defend to case of Tom Robinson, a black man wrongly accused of rape by an infamously untrustworthy family. Though it is perfectly clear that Tom is innocent, in Maycomb, it is guaranteed that he will be charged with the crime simply because of his race.
Worst of all, it’s a judge, he should have a high degree of respect and shouldn’t use derogatory words. This only proves that racism was so bad that people didn’t care disposing of blacks. In conclusion, the racism was really bad in states where The Butler and TKAMB. Excluding the African-Americans, completely lacking the sense of equality towards them and the white’s complete disregard of blacks. It made the lives of African-Americans’ truly miserable.
Furthermore, this ties in with the quote that jack said “The jury couldn’t possibly be expected to take Tom Robinsons word over the Ewells” (Lee. Page 117) because Tom Robinson lives in an unfair society where his opinion doesn’t matter in the face of the people in Maycomb county. I conclusion Tom Robison has faced discrimination in its worst form and due to the unfair society he’s been placed in he was wrongfully convicted and killed. Discrimination is