Peer pressure heavily influences Maycomb citizens throughout the novel, often pertaining to racism. One night, Jem and Scout go out late in the evening to find Atticus after he leaves the house for an unexplained reason. They find him in front of the jailhouse facing a mob angry about his defense of a Negro named Tom Robinson. In this mob, Scout sees Mr. William Cunningham Sr., the father of a friend at school. She is later upset about the fact that Mr. Cunningham almost hurt Atticus in his hurry to join in with other men in their potentially harmful activities.
Though he is criticized by some and his family is taxed by the situation, his decision to defend Tom was the wise thing to do. Yes, his family was mentally and physically changed by the incident, but he also changed Maycomb’s outlook on racism and destroyed the reputation of disgusting people. Sometimes casualties must be sustained to change something. Racism was a larger problem and drawbacks on his family were too little.“As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it—whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash” (Lee Cp. 23).
These external conflicts during this era has created immense internal conflicts. The pain of having to hurt and kill others to protect the loved ones. Depression has made these naïve men to become desperate and violent to secure their possessions. In the film Cinderella Men, the protagonist, James J. Braddock was literally forced to fight as he knew how badly his family needed the money. He mentioned to his wife, “I have to believe that when things are bad I can change them… I’m everybody's hope.” The Depression
On the other side, Cherry characterized the greasers to be too emotional which led them to antagonize the Socs and causing conflicts. Throughout the book, the theme rich vs poor reflected the Socs and greasers. As the conflict continues, it slowly came to an end when the Socs became more humanized by the death of Bob. As a gang, the greasers were always terrorized by the Socs which created many conflicts. For instance, Socs
Good thing my lips stitched together or I’d throw up.” (pg. 45-46). The cause of Melinda’s dreary mood obviously comes from IT’s abuse. Andy Evans constantly harassing Melinda in the hallways reminds her of the horrid rape and keeps the image in her mind. This is why Melinda cannot wake up from her nightmare and is emotionally unstable.
These emotions embodied Odysseus’ crew which led to betrayal. Distrust found in Odysseus also led him to make regrettable decisions. After testing his father, Odysseus sees him in immense sorrow that breaks his heart. If he had hugged him, the reunion would’ve been much more optimistic; Odysseus’ choice to test him brought a dark cloud on the meeting. Both Odysseus and his crew have issues with trust and so have all mankind since the beginning of time to today.
Reveries’s Rousseau and Frankenstein’s creature are exile because of mankind’s judgement. They share the “wounded walker” trope: an individual forced into exile from mistreatment, and who use their displacement to fuel self-discovery. However, their journeys begin dissimilarly because of their difference in voluntary and forced exile. Rousseau’s exile is motivated by mistreatment from accusations towards his works; his writing was considered destructive towards Catholic and government ideals. Out of protest, his books were burned, and the occupants of towns he attempted to reside in were encouraged to attack him.
John Steinbeck uses all these characters and more to depict the ostracism that people struggle with daily when they are placed in a situation with which society does not agree with. Readers see that Crooks is ostracized for his color; Kino is ostracized for his sudden wealth and his neighbors’ greed, and Tularecito is ostracized for his physical differences, Curley’s Wife is ostracized because of her gender, Juanna is ostracized because of her husband, and lennie
He might not understood or took it personal when a white woman pushed him and said, "Come on!" Coates reacts like any parent would, but he is threaten with the police just because he is black. He is tired to experience and see these injustices. He is trapped on his own black body as well as his son. Throughout the entire letter, I feel Coates' disappointment; anger; and sadness.
The second segment is completely separated from the first segment. The second segment is a stream of facts that is being repeated throughout the whole segment. The reason for the repetition is that the author wants to emphasize what happened when the telephone was invented. The author’s intention with this is presumably to say that what happened was not alright. The third and final segment ties the whole essay together.
Fear is stricken into the residents as they watch their friends and family arrested or killed. Addicts flocked the cities, searching for that next high, slowly killing themselves. In Other Wes Moore, other Wes’s girlfriend Cheryl battled a strong addiction. He realizes that the drug game he was once part of, the people who he used to sell drugs to, was now visible in his girlfriend(Moore 137). It’s a sad reality that the poorer the neighborhood, the less funding the school receives.
Some of the suggestions that I was given were to properly cite the author when I am quoting him/her, I had wrote “I prefer the term scavenging and use the word scourging when I mean to be obscure”. This is how I wrote it on the rough draft, I fixed it for the final by adding (Eighner, 114). Another example of work I had fixed was I had a lot of punctuation errors, an example of this was
Attorney General for prohibition enforcement. she wrote this document about how congressmen and senators were being alcoholics. She was upset that the men who wrote the volstead act, an act against alcohol, were too bootleggers. In document D it says “Bootleggers infest the halls and corridors of the congress and ply their trade there.” During prohibition homicide rates took a great rise. document B shows that prohibition caused more people to kill, most likely to get the alcohol they couldn 't live without.
Freire states, “They must abandon the educational goal of deposit-making and replace it with the posing of the problems of human beings in their relations with the world” (Freire, 221). Problem-posing is a method of teaching that emphasizes critical thinking for the purpose of liberation. If I would have thought for myself throughout all my learning practices, I would have had the opportunity to expand my knowledge and evolve with