Some people thought the laws were needed because the whites thought the blacks were going to take their jobs. A few examples of this are excluding blacks from bathrooms, transport, and education. If the rules were not followed they could be lynched in public (Pilgrim). The picture is an amazing representation of the Jim Crow laws because it shows a poor black guy in front of animals (V.). The townspeople of Lee’s fictional town in Maycomb, Alabama abides by the Jim Crow laws.
After talking with Lennie for awhile, Crooks reveals that he is often lonely. As a child, Crooks was part of the only black family for miles, but he still played with the white boys. Now that he is on the farm, the white men feel superior. Apparently, Crooks smells bad and is black, so the men do not allow him in the bunkhouse. Crooks hates the other men, so he gets mad at Lennie for invading his privacy.
In my opinion this was nothing compared to the next thing which is the death of Nat’s Master. After all of the talk about Nat’s freedom due to the fact that he was almost useless as a physical working slave, the old man died taking Nat’s freedom with him. The repercussions of Master Benjamins death proceeded to be the exchange of Nat now being property of Master Benjamins eldest son, Samuel Turner. Samuel much like his father was a very religious man. Samuel worked his slaves hard and used faith in the Lord to scare slaves into being obedient like most other Southerner’s.
Elizabeth Yates wrote the book Amos Fortune: Free Man, a story about a young boy who was took by slave traders to end up with a better life in America. Amos Fortune, the main character in Amos Fortune: Free Man. At-mun is a good little boy in Africa, until something tragic was going to happen that would change his life forever. At-mun and his tribe were having a feast, so they left all of their weapons outside of their ground to celebrate, little did they know that someone was watching them. Slave traders were watching them because soon they were going to kill the chief and take all of the people they could, that didn’t have any diseases or problems.
Then, Shaw’s good friend, Major Forbes, who is part of the regiment and does not agree with this decision says, “Robert, not with a whip. Not on them”. In saying this Forbes understands how ironic, cruel, and wrong it is for them to be whipping a former slave who is fighting for the abolishment of slavery because then they are sinking to the level of the Confederates. Furthermore, when Shaw tells him to never question his authority Forbes mocks him and says, “I is sorry, master. You be the boss man now and all us childrens must obey”.
She explains how a neighbor calls the police on the man babysitting because he looks like a loiterer or a thief, when in reality he was just a friend (15). This misjudgment was based on negative unjustified stereotypes. However in Frederick Douglass’s narrative, he was seen as just a slave with no education. As said by Frederick Douglass, a slave was supposed to know nothing but to obey his master (20). Frederick Douglass was just the opposite of that.
Imagine living in a society where the tone of one’s skin subjected them to unfair treatment and rules. This was the reality to African-Americans in the South from the end of the nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth century. Richard Wright describes the experiences of living with Jim Crow laws in his essay “The Ethics of Living Jim Crow.” African-Americans were oppressed, especially the women, and forced to follow absurd rules. Many times, the police only encouraged these unlawful rules and targeted Blacks. A Black person could not live a life relatively free of conflict even if they adhered to the ethics of Jim Crow.
To avoid feeling guilty from slavery whites said blacks were bad and began to oppress them. They did this through segregating them, watching their every move, and putting them in positions to commit crimes. Bigger is frustrated because he is not allowed to do anything because he is black. "When Bigger goes out onto the street he sees a poster for Buckley's campaign: “IF YOU BREAK THE LAW, YOU CAN'T WIN!” And, as Bigger knows, if you don’t break it, you keep losing. This is the white man's law”(Joyce 9).
I Have A Dream For one hundred years, the negro community has lived under the repression of the majority of the white people. Negro rights had slowly become abolished and ignored for the benefit of the whites. But one brave African American decided to speak above it all, in one famous speech called “I have a dream”. Martin Luther King successfully uses figurative language because the complex metaphors serve to not only explain the injustices that negroes have gone through, but they touch on the white audiences patriotic tendencies from a nonviolent standpoint King’s use of elaborate extended metaphors is effective because it translates the many repeated complaints of black people who have been oppressed, for metaphors that express the same meanings in a fresh, profound way. “One hundred years later , the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination” (Paragraph 3).
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.
The story opens to a man named Mr. Shelby talking to a slave trader, Mr. Haley. Shelby does not want to sell his slaves, but because he is in debt and needs money, he is forced to sell two of his slaves, an honest and faithful man named Tom, and a child named Harry. Harry’s mother, Eliza, overhears that her son is to be taken away. Not wanting that for her son, she runs away with him. This results in her being chased down by Haley.
As slavery became free in the north this soon disrupted the founding fathers beliefs of what slavery should be and this dismantled the nations stability to the core. Slaves were always beaten for any punishment to keep them in line. The founding fathers like this due to they can control the slaves out of fear. By corporal punishment spreading across America to the whites it was also the biggest thing slaves had that they were valuable to a point more Valuable than some white people which the founding fathers hated. They hated this because According to Russell he names several slaves that had killed their masters for over beating them and the resistant slaves a lot of the time was allowed to live sometime they weren’t even beaten (Pg.61-62).
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.