In her novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Lee portrays prejudice as a contagious disease that infects Maycomb’s citizens through its numerous pathogens including sexism, classism, and racism. Lee sketches the pervasive influence of sexism, emphasizing how older woman fortify gender roles in the younger generation. According to Scout’s Aunt Alexandra, Scout should be a southern lady. This means Scout shouldn’t have opinions and must be seen and not heard. Aunt Alexandra reinforces the image of a southern lady when she scolds Scout saying, “What are you doing in those overalls?
Lily was a white person. This time period made it difficult for black people to do many of the things that white people do. On page 121, Lily was surprised when Zach said,”’I wanna be a lawyer.’”Lily then said,”’That’s fine with me,’ I said, a little annoyed. ‘I’ve just never heard of a Negro lawyer, that’s all.’”In the beginning of The Secret Lives of Bees, there was a big event where Rosaleen, Lily 's stand-in mother that was a picker out in the orchard, went to register to vote and she didn’t like some white men that were harassing her so she dumped her snuff juice on their shoes. She wouldn’t apologize so they took her to jail.
Jem expressing his disrespect for Scout’s girlish behaviors is, again, another example of this misogyny that occurs within the story, he says rude phrases like “I swear, Scout, sometimes you act so much like a girl it’s mortifyin’” and nag Scout that “girls always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them so, and if Scout started behaving like one, she could just go off and find some to play with”. These ideas probably reflect greatly on Lee’s childhood, I guess she likely felt afraid of her own gender because of the hatred men expressed for it. But above all labels in which people attempted to pressure her, she became a renowned
Although Calpurnia has been useful to the Finch family, Aunt Alexandra refuses Scout to visit Calpurnia and incites Atticus to fire her because she is black. During trial, When Sherriff Tate testified, he was asked why a doctor was not called to confirm Maylla’s injuries, Sherriff Tate responded by saying that “…it wasn’t necessary, Mr Finch. She was mighty banged up. Something sho’ happened, it was obvious
Scout Finch as a Tomboy While writing To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee used her protagonist Jean-Louise Finch to portray equivalence to her personal life because she also did not follow the community’s gender demands. During the novel’s time, strict social limitations were forced upon women that solely make them appear as unequal to men. Scout’s character sways away from the customary gender roles as a consequence of her upbringing she refuses to fit in within the mould of a traditional southern woman. Scout’s Aunt Alexandra emphasizes these conventions and prohibits Scout from challenging them she even have a vision for little girl in chapter nine as narrated by scout I could not possibly hope to be a lady if I wore breeches; when I said
We not only find the obvious instances of racial discrimination in the novel, the instances of gender discrimination are also woven into the story. In chapter 6, as well as throughout the novel, Jem constantly looks down on Scout for being a girl. He stereotypes girls with his remarks but then tells her to start acting like a stereotypical woman. Having lost her mother at an early age, Scout does not fret over her lack of femininity; however, her Aunt Alexandra does not approve of her unladylike behavior and works constantly to change her. While Atticus shows indifference towards Scout’s tomboyish behavior, Aunt Alexandra makes it her mission to put an end to
Characterization of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses Jean Louise (Scout) Finch as the narrator. Scout is now an adult and reflects on three very crucial summers during her childhood days. When Scout is first described in the novel, she is prone to violence, labels people based on class, denigrates people, uses racist language, and is prejudice (Seidel 1). All of these things show that she is childish at the beginning of the novel. A mature character would not pick a fight or label people based on their money; however, by the end of the novel, Scout sees that these things are wrong.
She is eleven years old black girl who is trying to conquer her self-hatred. Every day she faces racism, not just from white people but also from her own race. Pecola believes that her ugliness bring her miserable "long hours she sat looking in the mirror, trying to discover the secret of the ugliness. The ugliness that made her ignore or despised at school by teachers and classmates alike" (The Bluest Eye p.45). Pecola is very lonely and a shunned girl and the most important reason for her desire for blue eyes is that she wants to treated differently from her family.
Feroza encounters many situations as a girl bound with traditions at first and afterwards westernized American young woman. She is not capable to shack many of her communal shyness she has obtained yet when she is familiarized to American life. The writer’s knowledge with artistic edition is exposed in the story. Like the majority family tales, many of the disasters, happiness, irritations and sentiments woven all the way through An American Brat experience both recognizable and contented. The story reveals that families all over the planet share the similar essential situations like how 128 women oppressed their souls while changing their individuality from Third world to First world.
We also asked them how they felt about some of the instagram accounts that were made about other girls being “whores”. Here are some of the comments “They’re stupid and not true and shouldn’t have been made.”, “They put good people down and they are awful.”, “They were mean and not true.” The definition from google of a whore is “a prostitute.” None of what the account said had anything to do with that definition. We also asked if there were mean girls at the elementary schools of the girls