However, Twain creates a larger hypocrisy by having Huckleberry bewilderingly befriend Jim as he undergoes an internal battle to betray Jim due to the color of his skin. In conclusion, Twain has created an extraordinary story which demonstrates the enormous amount of evil which the white man can create. His showing of white evil appeals to the creation of hypocrisy surrounding racism during this time. The characterization of Huckleberry Finn in relation to Jim is the main focus of the social criticism surrounding the novel. Their complicated relationship as an African American man and a white child led to Twains masterful storytelling of being able to somewhat overcome societies reigns.
Racism is one of the most important social and national issues that face the word. As resistance literature is decrying oppression, injustice, terrorism and violations of the people rights , it also decries racism .Ralph Ellison is one of the writers of the resistance literature , who is fighting against racism though his writings. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison , represents resistance literature and its important issues which is racism ; through racial polices and the loss of individual identity. The novel starts with the narrator who is college-educated black man struggling to survive and succeed in a racially divided society that refuses to see him as a human being, he introduces himself as an "invisible man" which is the title of the novel .
However, while Finney creates anxiety among the readers through description, Connell creates tension through the characters speech, thought, and describing the actions of others. Although Connell uses more elements to create angst, Finney 's method of creating suspense draws the reader in more effectively. Jack Finney masterfully manipulates the reader’s mood, creating tension in his audience and capturing their attention. Finney effectively describes the main characters dire situation, expertly fashioning the mood of the story. Within the story, Tom Benecke, the main character, sits on the verge of a promotion, and everything relies on a piece of paper that flies out of the window.
Furthermore, Iago manipulates Othello into several situations where Othello is discriminated. This results in the progressive growth of Othello’s feelings of suspicion and jealousy. Finally, Othello is marginalized by the society, which ruins his manhood and this inevitably leads to his tragic fate. To begin with, Othello is a black Moor and he has courageous and noble qualities. However, his Moor background increasingly alters his perspective of himself, allowing Iago’s manipulation to ultimately work out.
Perception defines the world around you. It affects every aspect of your being: your thoughts, actions, beliefs, etc… In the novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, Jean Louise “Scout” Finch begins to understand just how impactful perception can be as she witnesses the deterioration of the dignity of Tom Robinson, a black man who is being tried for the rape of a white girl. In this intriguing read, Harper Lee demonstrates the theme of inaccurate allegations very effectively. More specifically, when inaccurate allegations that are solely based on perceptions are presented, the consequences can be significant, for others may suffer at great lengths. Perceptions are often incorrect when one is unwilling to believe or does not have all of the facts.
Throughout his passage, “Just Walk on By”, Brent Staples sends the message that discrimination has affected the lives of many in several negative ways. He particularly uses irony and satire as tools to prove his point, using them almost like a verbal blade to cut through public image and stereotypes, as well as his proficient use of powerful diction and syntax to strike rememberable points into the reader’s mind. Staple’s use of irony is very simple yet effective. His message is that he is not a stereotypical black criminal, so he portrays himself as one to show how ridiculous that it really is. When he says “My first victim was a woman”, he tries to conjure up images of a stalker or a murderer or even just a plain old mugger, which is what the stereotype of a large, black man, like he explains that he is immediately following this statement.
In Jims attempt to speak it is very hard to understand. Throughout the book Jim is hard to understand, Twain creates this in articulate diction in order to show Jims incompetence, this is supposed to be humorous because it shows Jims lack of knowledge. Jim is not the only black person to speak this way. Throughout the novel Twain creates multiple other characters which are slaves who also speak with this incompetent diction. At the end of the novel when other slaves at Aunt Polly’s house speak they articulate with the same hard to understand manner.
Brent Staples’s use of diction is incredible because of how he uses it. A great use of diction in “Just Walk on By” would be the word “victim” (542). The word victim in the beginning of the article makes audience see the author as a criminal. This is because the author uses the society’s belief of the word to make audience believe that he is a horrible person. This hurts his credibility a bit because the author is already creating the idea that he does not seem like a good person but as the story goes on the word actually has a different meaning.
We as readers are also able to understand the humor that is portrayed by the author 's use of verbal irony. Verbal irony is shown through sarcasm by Grady when he tries to laugh about this rough relationship so that it is easier to deal with. The foreboding we see prompts to dramatic irony later in the story. This intrigues me personally. The protagonist does not know that he will encounter conflict as a result of his actions but the reader catches on due to this use of foreboding.
In the essay “Just Walk on By” written by Brent Staples, the author uses a mixture of exaggeration, quoting, and word choice to grasp the attention of his readers and further his point that racial profiling is an unfortunate circumstance that impacts African American men in negative ways. One can witness very early on in the piece that exaggeration is used, particularly with the way Staples describes his actions. By referring to the first woman to run from him as “My first victim”, two effects are created. The harshness of the word “Victim” draws in attention, and causes one to crave a further investigation into the story. When reading further, the exaggeration is put into place once the reader realises that he committed no crime, and was simply walking down the street.