To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee demonstrates that the world is surrounded with good and evil. Scout, Jem and Dill all start innocent, but when they become aware of the evil from the adult world, it forces them to mature quickly. It makes them realize the truth about life, being that there's good, but also evil. Harper Lee uses prejudices in To Kill A Mockingbird to show the evil in life. She shows this through women not being allowed to take part of the jury, people being judged on their social class or their different lifestyle but the most prominent is racism since the jury convicts Tom for a crime he didn't commit just because he was black.
To kill a Mockingbird In the 1900’s one the most common things that people were talking about was racism. Racism was a big part of the society during that time. Many people were killed because racism. These were not the only factors that inspired Harper Lee to write “To Kill a Mockingbird”but she expressed her feelings and thoughts for how cruelly people were treated in the book.. People during that time weren’t scared to insult each other because of their race because racism was everywhere in the country and there was no law to prohibit racism. Jim Crow Laws ,Scottsboro Trial, and African American Church Burning inspired Harper Lee to write her book.
Discrimination is defined as the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. Sadly, not to long ago America was facing this problem with African Americans. They were being discriminated based solely on the color of their pigmen. Although now most people would never harm anyone because of their skin color, it was not always so. In fact, in 1955 when 14 year old Emmett Till was visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, he was later shot and killed by 2 white men (Latson).
However, he believes Tom Robinson and Atticus work hard to defend him. Therefore, some people pissed to Atticus. The people, who live in Maycomb, say such ugly things about Atticus Finch, a white man, for defending Tom Robinson in court, because Atticus believe Tom and he tried to defend Tom seriously. Long time ago, many people believed that black men is not good, polite, and NOT believable, so they were treated like slaves. Now in real life, people who believe idea of racism by skin color are less than before.
On January 30th, 1835, Andrew Jackson was nearly assassinated. In the weeks preceding the assassination attempt on President Andrew Jackson, Lawrence began stalking Andrew Jackson's movements. People later said that Richard Lawrence was seen sitting in his paint shop talking to himself about Andrew Jackson. On January 30, 1835, the day of the failed assassination, Richard Lawrence was seen by citizens sitting in his paint shop with a book in his hand, in doing this, he was laughing. Richard Lawrence got up all of a sudden and left the shop with a smile while saying the words, "I'll be damned if I don't do it.” On January 30, Andrew Jackson was at the funeral of the congressman of South Carolina, Warren R. Davis, at the United States Capitol building.
Emmett Till was a 14 year old African American boy who was brutally murdered by racist men. “While visiting his great uncle in, Money Mississippi, Emmett Till was from Chicago, was badly killed for flirting with a white woman”(source 1). Before he went to Money Mississippi , his mom warned him that there was a lot of racism in the south. During the visit Emmett went to a grocery store where he was reported for flirting with a white woman. His mother had thought him to whistle when he had big words, because he would stutter from recent polio, a disease back in the 80s.
The setting of the poem takes places in Birmingham Alabama in 1963. Before jumping right into the poem lets consider some background history of what actually went down in that church of Birmingham, Alabama. The bombing occurred in 16th Street Baptist Church. The bombing was an act of white supremacist (meaning that they believed that white people were superior than all the other races, especially the black race in particular) which was an act of terrorism that happened Sunday, September 15th, 1963. The number of deaths were only four, killing four girls.
The Scottsboro Trials and To Kill a Mockingbird In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the famous father named Atticus says “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it (Judith 2). This quote is said during a time of intense racism. “Not long after Obama took office, the National Urban League released its 2009 State of Black America report. The findings showed that racial inequities continued in employment, housing, health care, education, criminal justice, and other areas” (Buckley 1). This essay will primarily focus on the criminal justice area of this when discussing the Scottsboro trials and comparing the trials to the famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
A twenty-two year old prisoner of war emerges from the slaughterhouse where he works to see a formerly beautiful city reduced to nothing but rubble and embers. This man would go on to remove close to 30,000 corpses before seeing them incinerated. This experience would go on to haunt and plague Kurt Vonnegut for years on end. His experience of this event led him to write Slaughterhouse-Five, the story of Billy Pilgrim, who was also an American soldier who experienced the firebombing of Dresden and lived to tell about it. By drawing parallels between himself and Billy Pilgrim, providing philosophies and points of view, and recalling wartime events from WWII in the wake of a new war, Kurt Vonnegut brings many new concepts to the hypothetical table