“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy… That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee is set in the racist county of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930s. All different types of people live in this town, the gossips, the unwanted, the misjudged and so on. Arthur Radley otherwise known as Boo is misunderstood and misjudged throughout the story. Categorized as a monster, life was hard for him so he always stayed inside. Tom Robinson, a black man living in very racist times, also had it hard.
Flexion – after the short story Still identified by Mrs. Slovak, after her husband misjudged the bank of the dam, hearing the sound of a tractor overturning onto himself. Dead, caught him straight across his spine, she looks at him crying, but he starts to go pale. The look on her face, she was in shock like her life was falling apart. “I couldn’t imagine being alone even if he is a pretentious prick.” She called 000, then directed the paramedics to frank after they lifted him on the travel sized bed they soon left, she met him at the hospital for the last few hours of her husband’s life. Waking up, moving her arm across the bed to feel some type of completion, like someone was there to wake up beside her to say good morning.
Firstly, regarding the view of people on Miss Emily, they seem to pity her, firstly by the fact that she could not fulfill her womanhood by marriage, and then by the death of her father. They also often relate the pity and loneliness with madness. This is clearly reflected in “That was when people had begun to feel really sorry for her. People in our town, remembering how old lady Wyatt, her great-aunt, had gone completely crazy at last” (Faulkner 80). By the time she reaches thirty years old, and still unmarried, the people in the town seem to accept that she will never be married, and assume that she would become crazy like some other members of the community.
One way that Faulkner furthers the theme of isolation throughout the short story is through the interactions Emily has with the people of the town. At the beginning of the story, Faulkner paints a sad story about the life of Miss Emily Grierson. Faulkner stated, “When Miss Emily died, our whole town went to her funeral… the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one save an old manservant---a combined gardener and cook had seen in at least ten years” (1.730). This quote is significant because it illustrates that Miss Emily was isolated from her community for quite some time. This opening scene paints a picture of unwavering loneliness experienced by Miss Emily.
“Scout, I’m beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time…” (227). Prejudice and discrimination are major issues that are present in the town of Maycomb; Scout and her brother Jem are young children who learn about the disturbing existence of the bigotry that they were previously unaware of in their familiar southern hometown throughout the trial of Tom Robinson, an innocent African American who is accused of rape by a white woman. To Kill a Mockingbird introduces a world that harbors prejudice against some of its very citizens and describes how discrimination was a major flaw in society and still is a flaw present day society. The author, Harper Lee develops
Each thought that they had caused their Mums death in different ways, whether it was something they said or something they did the last time they saw her. Both twins carried this self-blame with them for years afterwards. Jude always thought that her mother was watching over her from the afterlife, blaming her for her death. She felt like her mother was angry at her and seeking revenge, this was because Jude was in a fight with her when her mother died and her last words to her were "I hate you." Whereas Noah thought he was the one that caused his Mothers death, as the night before she found out about his sexuality and he found out the fact that she wanted to divorce his father.
Miss Emily met them at the door, dressed as usual and with no trace of grief on her face. She told them that her father was not dead. She did that for three days, with the ministers calling on her, and the doctors, trying to persuade her to let them dispose of the body. Just as they were about to resort to law and force, she broke down, and they buried her father quickly (Faulkner 3). This attitude suggests Emily may have had a fetish for dead people.
Pure Injustice William Goodwin once said “No man knows the value of innocence and integrity but he who has lost them.” In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout Finch, a young girl, lives with her brother Jem and her father Atticus, a prominent lawyer, in the town of Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. Due to Atticus’ high moral standards, he feels obligated to take on a case where he defends Tom Robinson, an African American. Robinson is being wrongfully accused of raping Mayella Ewell, who is part of the most disgraced family in the town. Throughout the book, the Finch children realize the extreme prejudice and social inequality of Maycomb. Harper Lee develops the metaphor of a mockingbird to illustrate how people who defy social norms are critiqued, misconstrued, and discriminated against by others.
“We saw a long strand of iron-grey hair” ( Faulkner 5). Miss Emily grew old and lonely. Miss Emily never found true love after her father’s death. Miss Emily assassinated Homer Barron in order to try to find true love. Miss Emily forced Homer Barron into a commitment he did not know about since he was dead.
Ellison’s narrator discovers late in the novel that he ranks very low on the stratification scale within his own racial culture. He is repeatedly pitted against other men of color within the novel: during a blindfolded battle royal, he is judged too “ginger-colored” (Ellison 21) or as “Sambo” (Ellison 26). He is never seen as acceptable. In truth, he is never seen…until he sees himself at the end of the novel, within his bunker below the city. Similarly, Celie from The Color Purple (Walker) submits to severe sexual, verbal, physical, and emotional abuse from both her father and Mr. ___, because she believes her status, as a dark black woman, deserves such abuse.
A three months pregnant teenager was declared dead after her mysterious collapse at her home in Honduras. Her family members called a priest believing she was possessed by an evil spirit when they saw the teenager fell unconscious and foaming at her mouth. Relatives of Neysi Perez, 16, said that the teenager woke up in the night to use the toilet when they saw her passed out after hearing a gunfire outside. They recall that the priest who came tried to exorcise Perez but became unresponsive. They rushed the teenager to the nearest hospital but was pronounced dead by the doctors three hours later.
This past week has been rough for the Robinson family. After a racist jury choose to make an innocent man guilty things went from bad to worse. Atticus Finch was chosen to defend Tom Robinson. This particular case was against Mayella Ewell, a white woman. As a black man Tom was already at a disadvantage.