Though the residents of Maycomb, Alabama were quick to judge their African American counterparts, Scout’s father, Atticus, knew better than to agree with them. Although Scout was curious about the truth behind her classmates harsh words, she quickly disregarded their meaning after digesting her father’s advice and began to form her own mature beliefs and thoughts about race at an unusually young age. For instance, in To Kill a Mockingbird, “‘...My folks said your daddy was a disgrace an’ that n****r oughta hang from the water tank!’ I drew a bead on him ,
Jackie was being hit left and right with racism and became a bit of a rebel. “He began getting into trouble with a spirited group of boys called the Pepper Street Gang… Two black men in the community saw what was happening and approached Jackie. One of them was Carl Anderson..Years later Robinson remembered his first meeting with Anderson: … he took me aside and talked to me about the gang… He made me see that if I continued with the gang it would hurt my mother as well as myself… I was too ashamed to tell Carl how right he was, but what he said got to me,”(11-12). When Jackie saw that they wasn’t going to do any good for him or his mother he turned away from all of that. Mallie had also gotten harassed by people when the Robinson family moved to Pepper Street.
A very similar thing happens in To Kill a Mockingbird, when Bob Ewell accuses Tom Robinson of raping his daughter Mayella, but Atticus proves that it was most likely Bob who did it. Bob Ewell, Mayella’s dad, the person who should be protecting her at all costs. The most common injustice in the novel appears when the kids find the case between Tom Robinson and the Ewell family to be unfair, highly illogical, and racist. When the verdict of guilty is revealed to the town, Jem becomes upset and says, “You just can’t convict a man on evidence like that- you can’t”
In addition, Atticus went against his moral code and principles he had always upheld before, especially in the Tom Robinson trial. Now, Atticus is faced with the decision of abiding by the law or breaking it in order to do the right thing. He knew that incarcerating a man, as withdrawn and solitary as Arthur would have been unforgivable. Especially, after Arthur had performed a great deed by saving his children 's life. He knew that exposing him would be an awful way of repaying him; it would have been like "shooting a mockingbird."
“Brother, Brother, Brother, do not leave me! Do not leave me!” (p.425) Brother left and he did not come back to save him till it was to late because he was disappointed in Doodle for not running fast enough to keep up with him. All these reasons on how Brother was mad a Doodle comes to a conclusion on why he causes Doodles
By examining pride’s role in “The Scarlet Ibis” and in real life, it is evident that pride can be dangerous and destructive. In “The Scarlet Ibis”, the narrator’s pride ultimately caused the death of his brother and brought him pain and suffering. Since the narrator was only motivated by his selfish pride, he kept pushing Doodle harder and harder, without regard for his brother’s feelings or well-being. If he had acted out of love instead of pride, he would have been gentle and compassionate when he helped his brother, therefore preventing his death. The text states, “They did not know that I did it for myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother.” Pride caused the narrator to act recklessly at the expense of his
the decisions made on a daily basis by humans are influenced by the public opinion, but Atticus Finch takes on a controversial case and goes against the public opinion. Being criticized by all of Maycomb for defending Tom Robinson, a black person, he risks his life to do what is right. In a society where racism and prejudice has blindfolded citizens and hidden the truth from them, Atticus accepts the case while he could have rejected it and saved himself and his family trouble and danger of being killed. Despite having almost no chance to win the case Atticus defends Tom Robinson because he feels compelled to do defend justice and set an example for his children and the
Dylan gets kicked out of school for stealing, and his dad, Benjamin, decides a move for the family is good. Dylan doesn’t think the same, and gets angrier for Benjamin taking him away from all his friends. After a while at the zoo, Dylan still believes that Benjamin doesn’t care about him or respect him; “You’re funny with everyone else, but never with me. Which I find funny.” (Crowe, x;xx) This is hard on Benjamin, and him and Dylan
Today we live in a society where safety doesn 't come without a cost. We thought the Martin Luther King Jr speeches were over and the changes had been established, but needless to say we as a black society continues to live in fear ,vulnerability and scrutiny just because the of color of our skin and not the content of our character. Why must black boys and men feel apprehensive at the sight of the police? Why should mothers of black boys fear their child 's life could be exterminated anytime they walk out the front door,from those who should be there to protect them. Police Brutality ranges from assault and battery to mayhem, torture, and murder.
Atticus was a lawyer, and was called upon to defend Tom Robinson, who had been blamed for the rape of Mayella Ewell. Nevertheless, in the end Atticus lost due to discrimination, he stood up for what he believed was right, and that moment was important for Jem. Although the Ewells still wanted to get back at Atticus, they were no longer afraid. They figured he got what he wanted, but they were wrong. Bob Ewell planned on killing Scout and Jem, if it was the last thing he would do.