The poor citizens in Maycomb, Alabama face different inequalities. For example, the Cunninghams and Ewell families, even though they are both poor they are treated differently the Cunninghams are poor but honest, and hardworking while the Ewells are considered trash, and lazy. Social inequality in To Kill A Mockingbird is augmented by the woman, the poor, and the black residents which are considered inferior to the other residents. Harper Lee the author of To Kill A Mockingbird shows racial bias in many places. In particular racial bias is shown in page (220) “in our courts, when it’s a white man's word against a black man’s, the white white man always wins”.
The story is about how his kids, Jem and Scout, live during this time, and everything Atticus does to fight for Tom. In all adaptations, there are differences between a book and its movie, and in the movie version of To Kill a Mockingbird, which was directed by Robert Mulligan, many crucial scenes are left out. Jem, Scout, and Dill, a friend of theirs, meet a man named Dolphus Raymond outside of the courthouse. In Maycomb County, Dolphus was not considered a normal man, for he was a white man who had a black wife and mixed children. He even had to pretend to be drunk most of the time, just so people could have a reason for his actions.
The same year slavery was abolished, The Black Codes were created. These laws oppressed black people and restricted their freedom. Because of the poor treating of African Americans and the Black Codes, The Reconstruction period was a failure. Some people were very unhappy when slavery was abolished. Southerners were frustrated that their property would be taken from them and turned into citizens.
What Mrs. Merriweather doesn't know is that blacks can't just go about their way of life in Maycomb. All these Jim Crows laws prevent them from doing anything equally like the whites. Harper Lee is trying to explain that a lot of whites didn't realize how bad the colored people had it in the South. Therefore, Mrs. Merriweather is a hypocrite because of her opinion about the blacks in the South and blacks in
The concept of southern justice is illustrated here because even the faithful and lively black onlookers recognize and anticipate that the court will rule in favor of Bob Ewell, yet they watch in sorrow at the unfair cruelty of the horrible injustice. Only Jem, Scout and Dill fail to realize the reality of the somber situation. This is a showing of the twisted mindsets sketched into the children’s
How Society Affected Harper Lee In the book “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Harper Lee opened our eyes to how unfairly African Americans were treated in the 1930’s. The society Lee grew up in had a lot of racism and segregation. This society affected her in many ways that we can see throughout her book. First of all, racism was one of the things that affected Harper Lee. Many people in the South believed that African Americans were not as good as white people.
Within The Ballad Of Rudolph Reed, the poem implies that racial discrimination frequently befalls many African Americans and they try desperately to overcome these stereotypes to no avail. Racial violence occurs towards African Americans and they try desperately to protect themselves from that. The violence often leads they to becoming complete opposites of themselves when falling into desperation to protect themselves and others. Racist views and actions trap many African Americans in a vicious cycle of failing to fight the battle against discrimination despite standing their ground. Many confrontations against slavery ultimately lead to death and many would rather let their spirit to die inside than their lives.
When they have their Christmas with the rest of their family, Scout’s cousin, Francis calls Atticus a “nigger-lover” repeatedly (83-84). The family is also vulnerable to murderers. In chapter 28, Bob Ewell attempts to kill Jem and Scout because Atticus was defending Tom. The Finch and the Finch family are both vulnerable to hatred. Harper Lee proves another point to family, vulnerability.
The environment they live in is hostile and unfair towards them because of their race, Cheryl is beaten and disrespected and tom is executed for doing something he didn 't do but is declared guilty because he is black. Both Cheryl and Tom are betrayed by people they trusted or were nice to, Cheryl is betrayed by her boyfriend who left Cheryl because he was ashamed of her, and Tom is accused of raping Ewell whom he was nice to, They also have kind personalities, Cheryl brings in strays to feed and tom helps Mayella, both of them doing this out of pure altruism. Although racism is not easily solved it is important that we lookout for these things and put to stop to it so that we can create a safer and accepting environment for
The whole story takes place between a time frame of three years. The story first focuses on Scout’s early childhood experiences like their failed attempts at trying to catch a glance of the ‘mysterious’ Boo Radley, receiving gifts like gum, carved soaps from a mysterious stranger, which is later revealed to be Radley himself and Miss Maudies’s house catching fire. The focus then shifts to the development of Scout’s relationship with others, specially her father and how he tries to impart his morals to Scout and Jem. It then picks up, when Atticus takes up a case involving a black man named Tom Robinson, who has been accused of raping a very poor white girl named Mayella Ewell, a member of the notorious Ewell family, who