The Evil’s Tolls “Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It's a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other. ”--Eric Burdon. The book To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is based on the town of Maycomb during the great depression.
Another example is when Mrs. Dubose was saying mean thing about negroes and Atticus. “ ‘Your father’s no better than the niggers and trash he works for!’” (Lee 135). Although there are more examples of racism, these are just some of them.
Stereotyping is some kind of belief adopted about a group of individuals that usually is not true. This is shown in To Kill a Mockingbird in is the belief that all whites are superior to blacks. This is shown in the quote: “’Yes, suh. I felt right sorry for her, she seemed to try more’n the rest of ‘em—‘ ‘You felt sorry for her, you felt sorry for her?’ Mr. Gilmer seemed ready to rise to the ceiling.”
Killing a mockingbird is a sin in many cultures because of the animal’s innocent nature; in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird she immaculately illustrates this. To Kill a Mockingbird is about the Finch family, which consists of: Scout (Jean), Atticus, Calpurnia, and Aunt Alexandra. They reside in the modest town of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930’s. The father of the family, Atticus, is defending a colored person, Tom Robinson, in a court case regarding rape.
The picture showed racism because it compared black people to animals (V.). The townspeople of Maycomb abide by the laws. In Lee’s fictional town a black man named Tom Robinson is accused of raping and beating Mayella Ewell. He was found guilty. Another example of racism in the book is Calpurnia taking the kids to her church one weekend.
In this story everything is the exact opposite which makes this story so appealing. This story has a lot of conflict, these girls think that they really know racism and believe that they cannot be friends with the other young white females that are also at camp with them. Snot is a little girl who has a lot of things to say but instead of speaking up she purposely just follows along with the crowd. The African American girls resolve to beat up the white girls when they think they over heard them calling them “niggers”. (Packer.par20) "Brownies" is a story about racism as it is experienced by young girls, but it has a twist.
This is still used as a racist term for black people from some. Take the Ku Klux Klan for an example, they are people who claim to hate every race except for white. In Roots, there's a scene of the KKK being formed by Evan Brent. Him and a bunch of other people go to Kunta’s descendants plantation and terrorized his grandchildren. The “n” word should stop being used because it is an ugly, mean and hurtful word towards African Americans.
Prompt: The novel To Kill a Mockingbird is largely a story regarding race in the American South during the Great Depression. Using evidence from your various non-fiction readings and To Kill a Mockingbird, discuss how To Kill a Mockingbird represents the larger society of the American South at this time. Lynching. Racism.