The possibility of harmful woman “Karma has no menu you got served what you deserve”. This is what i would say Mrs. Strangeworth and Emily Grierson got and they deserved it. Everyone knew both of them but they both were not just not talkative they did their business and went back home. Adela Strangeworth and Emily Grierson sharply are compared in their stories because they basically do the same thing by hurting other people. Mrs. Strangeworth is hurting people because Mrs. Strangeworth hurt the people that she sent the letters to like they said “Didn’t you ever see an idiot child before”.
The final way that shows how labels can affect people is negativity. There is so much negativity in this book, like when the book mentioned how the Ewells were not liked. “ The Ewells have been the disgrace of maycomb for three generations.”(Lee 30) This is true and nobody in Maycomb likes the Ewells. The only reason that people were on their side for the trial was because Tom was black and the people were racist that stood against him, They didn 't stand by the Ewells because they liked them. This book shows how labels can affect almost everyone and shows how you can be judged on almost anything.
The excerpt I chose to reflect on is called “An End to the Neglect of the Problems of the Negro Woman!” by Claudia Jones (1949). Jones express the concerns that women of color in her time suffer from the neglect and degradation they receive throughout their lives. During this time, the reason many African American women go through the struggles in their community originated from the notion that the “bourgeoisie is fearful of the militancy of the Negro woman” (108). In my opinion, they have every right to be afraid of African American women. As Jones stated nicely "once Negro women undertake action, the militancy of the whole Negro people, and thus of the anti-imperialist coalition, is greatly enhanced" (108).
In society, there are very few people who have the unwavering dedication to stand up for what they believe. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, a black man was convicted and accused of a crime he didn 't commit, raping a white women, which is not in anyway tolerable in society. In Harper Lee 's To Kill A Mockingbird, the author used point of view and symbolism to acknowledge how the the several social divisions which make up much of the adult world are shown to be both irrational and extremely destructive. To begin with, the short story To Kill A Mockingbird, used point of view to show how the many social divisions in the world are irrational and destructive. Scout; a first grade student at the time, was telling the story from her point of view and what had occurred from her childhood perspective.
There is a harsh practice of using corporal punishment in order to discipline children in African American family; spanking, slapping, and pinching the child is common. Though, voices have been raised against these abuses, many black parents believe that the punishment is important to teach their children the ways to live as a black in America. Brittney Cooper, a famed black feminist theorist, in her article entitled “The racial parenting divide: What Adrian Peterson reveals about black vs. white child-rearing” talks about the effects of physical punishments and concludes that “violent modes of discipline makes [children] no less violent, no more acceptable.” She also states that “some of [black family’s] ideas about discipline are unproductive,
Prejudice is a very large part of To Kill a Mockingbird. Tom Robinson is discriminated against just because of the color of his skin. In the book, he is accused of raping Mayella Ewell by Bob Ewell. In court, Bob Ewell says “‘...Mayella was raisin’ this holy racket so I dropped m’load and run as fast as I could but I run into
The Prejudice of Maycomb Prejudice is an unreasonable opinion formed without enough prior knowledge to be fair and completely accurate. This happens in How To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and it takes place during the 1930´s in Maycomb, Alabama. Prejudice is shown by the jury when Atticus gives more than enough information for Tom Robinson to be proven innocent. But the jury shows prejudice when it comes to blacks. Gender prejudice is shown when they won´t let women be a part of the jury.
The Intolerance Backlash In the last century, the epidemic of racial discrimination in America is showcased by how society functioned in areas like the South. Their entire social structure once revolved around segregation of not just race, but gender as well. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the normalcy and expectation of racial prejudice is demonstrated in 1930’s deep south. In the movie The Help, directed by Tate Taylor, the ever growing civil rights movement of the 1960’s began to change the view of some southern citizens. The main characters, Scout Finch and Skeeter Phelan, both witness the bigotry and injustice within their society.
This topic seems to fit almost perfectly to the novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Both have to deal with prejudice and racism but “To Kill A Mockingbird” is also about growing up. A theme both also have would be that fear and hatred of another person are caused by not trusting and lack of tolerance. Some examples would be that Tom Robinson wasn 't given a fair trial just because he was a person of color. People just seemed to assume that he actually raped Mayella without any evidence.
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most influential books out there. Movies, poems, lectures, and speeches have all referred to it. Racism plays a big role in this book and in the town of Maycomb. I believe that racism affected the African Americans in the book, but it also affected the kids. Racism exists in Maycomb but no one choses to discuss it.
But that doesn’t seem like a good enough reason to change a big part of the novel. Taking out the “n-word” would not only be taking out some of the history but also some meaning and significance of the novel. Many readers see To Kill a Mockingbird as a racist book because it shows the whole truth about that time period. The “n-word” was just part of everyone’s vocabulary back then it was used many times even in the same few sentences like when Atticus’ daughter Scout asks: “Do you defend niggers, Atticus?” (pg 77). But no one really tries to look at the situation from any other perspective.
In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, we follow Scout and her opinion about growing up in Alabama in the 1930s. At the beginning of the novel, Scout is innocent and doesn’t understand racial prejudice. She learns, throughout her transformation to a lady, that maintaining the social structure of the Jim Crow laws is crucial to learn because of the effect on economic gain and reputation of the races. Adults teach children the Jim Crow laws because of the reputation they have to uphold. If children do not maintain the reputation of their race or family, people would build their own prejudices.
In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Lee uses discrimination and injustice to tell us readers that you shouldn 't judge others by the way they live life or their actions because you can always be wrong. In the story many people are being discriminated because of their race , gender and even age. During the book we have many examples of discrimination especially in the case with Tom Robinson. We have many examples of how many people used to and still discriminate African Americans. In Mayella Ewell’s case we see many examples of discrimination because Bob Ewell made up a whole story that Tom Robinson raped when it clearly wasn’t true.
I definitely would have access and the capability to get an abortion if I ever needed to, and so many woman don 't. Abortions really are a young middle class white women problem. The pro-choice, pro-life debate completely alienates those that do not have the capability of getting an abortion in the first place. Killing the Black Body, and the class discussions really made me see how privileged and ignorant I was before, it is always hard finding out you aren 't as great as you thought you were. I now have a better understanding and compassion for women who can and do chose to get abortions, and those that can 't and don 't.
In the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Tom Robinson, a black man, is unfairly accused and later found guilty of a crime he didn 't commit. While talking to Jem and Scout Finch, Ms. Maudie says “Atticus Finch won’t win, he can’t win, but he’s the only man in these parts who can keep a jury out so long in a case like that. And I thought to myself, well, we’re making a step – it’s just a baby-step, but it’s a step.” During our recent “Socratic Seminar”, Adam Ross made an insightful comment. He argued that the events that took place in the courtroom that night were not a step in the right direction, as the time that the jury took was just part of the due process of the court. He stated that the time the jury took wasn’t a representation