The Flaws of Adult Society The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, demonstrates a young child’s perception of adult society, making it a fascinating point of view to read it from. This leads the story from being a love story, to becoming something far more marvelous. To Kill a Mockingbird, is set in Maycomb County, Alabama, United States of America, after the Great Depression, when the farmers were hit the hardest. Jean Louise Finch, also known as Scout, is a young girl who is the narrator of the novel .
Reader’s Response Act 2 In reading act two of The Crucible, we discover the important role power plays in the lives of John Proctor and Abigail Williams when rumors of witchcraft continue spreading. John Proctor is known as a prominent landholder and farmer in the community of Salem, whereas Abigail is Reverend Parris’ niece and a former servant for the Proctors. I believe Proctor is in a difficult position because he knows he can stop Abigail’s accusations, but not without the whole town finding out about his affair. When act two begins, Proctor comes to the realization that Abigail has taken over the town of Salem and she’s gaining power.
Tessie Hutchison is the only powerful woman in the village who has questionable actions approaching the ritual and tries to prove her rights to live. She and other villagers are proudly a part of the tradition while the black box is placed to begin the lottery. Tessie Hutchison changes and has an outburst saying “it wasn’t fair” (Jackson 108). The black box also resembles the unifying theme because Tessie Hutchison changing her thoughts about the annual tradition just as the necessities being replaced in the black box. Mr. Summers stated “Had all be well when the village was tiny, it was necessary to use something that would fit more easily into the black box”
By an anonymous writer later revealed as Skeeter also known as Eugenia Phelan. Skeeter, a white woman, returns to her hometown (Mississippi) to discover that her motherly nanny Constantine has left but no one tells what happened. Soon Skeeter realizes the injustice her society practices and decides to write a book where voices of black will be raised. She approaches Aibileen for sharing her narrative to which Aibileen responds positively and also let’s Minny in their secret. Minny, Aibileen’s friend, another black help, reveals a secret about Miss Hilly that ensures Miss Hilly’s silence after the publication of their writing project.
Option 2 Literary Analysis To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a novel set during the 1930s in a small town in Southern Alabama called Maycomb. The story is told through the narrator, Scout, a young girl who lives with her father, a lawyer, and her older brother Jem. As a child, Scout is portrayed as a stubborn and obnoxious little girl who loves to read, play with her brother Jem, and fantasize about her mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. However, her life gets turned upside down when Scout’s father agrees to do something that is deemed unacceptable in the south; he agrees to defend Tom Robinson, a black man who is accused of raping a white girl. Instantly, Atticus and his family go from being respected and beloved by their town, to being
If not for the major characters, the minor characters have played an equally important role in Maycomb with their contrasting views. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is mainly about Jem and Scout growing up under the difficult situations created in Alabama during The Great Depression. Stereotypes and discrimination are major problems in Maycomb. Scout and Jem Finch are raised by Atticus, with the help of Calpurnia, their maid. In the first part of the book, Scout, Jem and Dill are fascinated by Boo Radley because of the rumors they hear about him, and they try everything to make him come out of his house.
In Search of April Raintree is a novel that shows the life of a young indigenous girl who struggles to accept who she is and where she comes from. Mosionier does a superb job of showing first hand the thoughts and feelings victims of racism have after being tormented. After being placed in a foster home, April experiences one of her first encounters with a racist. Her foster family is the first example of the numerous hardships April
Selfless actions, revealing care or concern for someone other than themselves, gains trust amongst strangers. A book written by Octavia Butler titled “Parable of the Sower”, a story where chaos, violence, disease and famine reigns over humankind, the main character Lauren, 18-year-old African-American women with an illness that gives her the ability to feel what others around her feel. After her community was attacked and everyone she had loved and known was gone, Lauren and a couple of friends: Zarah and Harry were forced to travel the dangerous roads north in search of a better life. During her journey in a world, where people are only looking out for themselves and preyed on the weak, Lauren performs selfless acts for people traveling along the road gaining their trust and friendship. For instance, Travis and Natividad, an interracial couple traveling north with their infant son Dominic, Lauren first encountered the couple after helping them fight off coyotes, thieves along the road (202).
This quotation occurs in Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice, when Elizabeth is with her aunt and uncle touring the countryside, and sees Darcy’s house and the things within at Pemberley for the first time. Elizabeth touring Pemberley is a moment of irony and transformation. Here, Austen has Elizabeth contemplating marriage to a man she dislikes, which is ironic considering that she is basing her new “admiration” for his house and “furnishings” on the very materialistic views and considerations, which are the very things that she had looked down on her good friend Charlotte for when she became engaged to Mr. Collins (260). This is also the moment of transformation for Elizabeth because here she is given the opportunity to learn more about
Essay #2 In the story of “Desiree’s Baby”, the author demonstrates how racism played an important role in people’s lives in the 1800’s. The author, successfully manges to get her readers to feel disturbed by the events in the story. Through characterization, structure, setting, symbolism, the reader feels touched by the story, either by relating to it at some point or when confronted with things we frequently ignore. The author starts the story with happy images and events; she enchants the reader with fairy tales.for example a woman who cannot have children is blessed with the girl.
Thinking back to when I read "To Kill a Mockingbird", I now recall striking comparisons between Maya Angelou 's autobiography and Harper Lee 's fictional novel. While reading "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", I drew more connections between the two very different books. Matthew has already pointed out the similar theme of racism, but I think there could be more similarities between the characters. Even though Maya Angelou and Jean "Scout" Finch were of different nationalities, both girls suffered due to their imaginative nature and physical appearances. Maya and Scout have compassionate older brothers (Bailey Johnson Jr. and Jeremy "Jem" Finch), a loving parent (Annie "Momma" Henderson and Atticus Finch), and the two girls live in a
Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow examines America’s latest racial system. The newest racial system to Alexander is mass incarceration. In the third chapter, entitled The Color of Justice, the main focus is the criminal justice system and the War on Drugs.
Brandon Bush 10/30/2016s Professor Betty LaFalce English Composition 2 Laws without Peace Jim Crow Laws stripped blacks people of equal rights. These laws demoralized blacks, they left an everlasting hate in blacks. The Ethics of Living Jim Crow: An Autobiographical Sketch is a short story about Richard wright life during Jim Crowe Law. He details racial oppression and violence as a tool used against blacks in the south.
Race is one the most sensitive and controversial topics of our time. As kids, we were taught that racism has gotten better as times has passed. However, the author, Michelle Alexander, of The New Jim Crow proposes the argument that racism has not gotten better, but the form of racism that we known in textbooks is not the racism we experience today. Michelle Alexander has countless amounts of plausible arguments, but she has failed to be a credible author, since she doesn’t give enough citations or evidence for her argument to convince people who may not have prior agreement with her agreement.. Alexander’s biggest mistake when it came to being a credible author was starting off the book with a countless number of claims without any evidence in her Introduction.
The Fighting 50’s Get ready for how people fought their way through the rough 50’s. They fought their way through discrimination and through wars. In the 50’s we had Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, The Korean war, fashions and fads, and technology advancements.