Nick is very cynical and even though Nick reserves explicit judgment on the characters, the author still criticizes through his narrator's tone. The mood seems as if Fitzgerald is disgusted with society and passes his judgement as truth. Nick is aware how awful and the upper class is, but he is also aware of the stupidity of some social circumstances. He is mocking himself.
Twice in the book, Odysseus’ men go against his orders and lead themselves to devastation. The cause of those unfortunate events were distrust and that led to regrettable acts. When he visits the underworld, Odysseus is warned not to let his guard down when he returns home; Not everyone back home can be trusted. These words give birth to distrust in Odysseus’ heart and suspicion claims him victim just as his crew. II.
Each word is meant to be sarcastic as she is being compared to great people and Lawrence sarcastically represents her as a hero. Lawrence also says, “The Scarlet Letter gives the show away.” He elaborates on this statement for the remainder of the analysis. He uses mockery and sarcasm in his sentences to state that “the show” is in fact pretentious behavior exhibited by the characters (especially Hester) and should therefore not have pity taken on them. By using the choppy sentences, each word is very emphasized. As he is very critical of Hester, the words in his sentences tend to be negative.
So then the cycle continues he was born to treat people racistly and badly like the way he was treated. To kill a mockingbird has the theme it is important to recognize all humans deserve respect regardless of their place society. Not all citizens of Maycomb weren't treated equally and with respect. For instance Arthur, “Boo” Radley was treated unequally and badly because no one knew about him so they began with rumors and pictured as an evil monster. Bob Ewell was born into racism and abuse and people judge him thinking he wants to do what he does but he was raised this way.
… Am I to be thought the only criminal when all human kind sinned against me?” (Ch.8) and without the acceptance he yearned for, he became bitter and resentful, acting out ruthlessly. The monster was completely misunderstood and at no stage a welcome guest. In spite of his benevolent and kind spirit, he was beaten up and even shot at. No one was willing to attempt to understand him except for Agathe who was blind, but even that was short lived as Felix was quick to attack the creature. Although labelled as a horrifying monster, nothing but his exterior fit this description, until he was discriminated by society.
Citizens seen as racist believe that the people color do not deserve the same right as those with pale skin. They believe that where the people of color came from, is where they should stay. The society in the story too described this type of behavior. Insults and looks of disgust live upon those who's w heart only contain hatred for people of color. As George has stated in the story, “I have been careful, and I have been patient, but it's growing worse and worse; flesh and blood can't bear it any longer;--every chance he can get to insult and torment me,” this could still apply to those people of hatred.
Everyone has to be treated equally, which means that you cannot just be nice to a white man and then incredibly rude to a black man just because of his skin tone. Hypocrisy means the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not confirm. This is exactly what Walter Cunningham and the rest of his mob do to Atticus when he defends his client even though he is
Worst of all, it’s a judge, he should have a high degree of respect and shouldn’t use derogatory words. This only proves that racism was so bad that people didn’t care disposing of blacks. In conclusion, the racism was really bad in states where The Butler and TKAMB. Excluding the African-Americans, completely lacking the sense of equality towards them and the white’s complete disregard of blacks. It made the lives of African-Americans’ truly miserable.
Crooks cannot have friends because of the deep racism that took place during this time which makes him lonely and have hatred towards “white” people. However, he decides to risk the punishment of violating the rule of racial segregation when, “Crooks scowled, but Lennie’s disarming smile defeated him. ‘Come on in and set a while,’ Crooks said. ‘Long as you won’t get out and leave me alone, you might as well set down.’ His tone was a little more friendly.” (69) Crooks decided to change his tone with Lennie when he realized he wasn’t going to leave. Loneliness is a big issue within Crooks because of his skin color which separates him from the others on the ranch.
They say I stink.” (Steinbeck 68). This made every reader feel bad for him right then and there, he does nothing wrong and yet he gets treated worse than the horses he tends to. Crooks gets the worst treatment in the novel and it is only because of the color of his
In the overture of The Crucible, Arthur Miller characterizes the Puritans as hardworking, yet emphasizes their many negative traits to analyze the type of environment necessary to produce mass hysteria. While no one truly knew what the lives of the Puritans were like, the Puritans were feared greatly because their society was seen as "a barbaric frontier inhabited by a sect of fanatics..." Everyone viewed the Puritans as fanatics because they often minded other people 's business. This, consequently, created suspicion, eventually leading to the Salem Witch Trials. The Salem Witch Trials took place during a period of utter fear and chaos, where many were afraid that individuality was on the rise. Miller explains, "The witch-hunt was a perverse