You may be surprised by how some individuals feel angry and offended at others simply because of the pigment of their skin. These individuals let their hatred of those that are different from them control their actions to the point that they bring harm and malice upon these people. This piece of writing showcases that and also addresses how racism in Maycomb is viewed and how the people in Maycomb feel about those with different skin tones as well. There are those individuals that do not intend to be racist but the way that their society is programmed they unintentionally contribute to the racist population. The racism that occurs in To Kill A Mockingbird is very present and normalized.
“The Lottery”, a horror story created by Shirley Jackson, is about a moderate sized village that sacrifices innocent villagers in a forsaken lottery for the sake of tradition, and for their belief of good fortune that will arise. This story presents a lot of themes that relate to the real world, and these themes revolve around the negatives of society such as shunning, and forced indoctrination. One theme demonstrated was the theme of tradition versus progress. Tradition is not always right because it prevents society from progressing forward. Shirley Jackson vividly presents that theme through the characters’ malicious actions.
Mrs. Strangeworth made unethical decisions that lead to hurt feelings among the people in her town. Mrs. Strangeworth's intentions are to protect the townspeople from evil. Mrs Strangeworth corrupts the relationships of the other people in town toward one another and towards her. Truly, Miss Strangeworth thought that the town people were corrupt and evil, but it was really Miss Strangeworth. Mrs. Strangeworth made unethical decisions that lead to hurt feelings among the people in her town.
People in general should not be allowed to conform to society. The reason people choose to obey others beliefs and customs is because of their lack of knowledge of that subject. And people are too lazy to go and gather their own information and form an opinion on their own, they are stuck to resorting to integrating with the “normal” people in society. The so called witches in Salem Massachusetts, were wrongly accused of practicing witchcraft or any other witch related crimes. Has our dear Abigail Williams fallen under this dark curse just as countless humans in this world
In society, it is automatically assumed that people want justice, equality, and stride for freedom. Despite that, when a group of people are put together; they turn into a stack of dominos. Although they do not realize it when someone of the higher social class creates a certain stigma against a person or group the rest will eventually follow through despite personally knowing them. It is the act of bias and influence that hinder the sight of many. "Bigotry or prejudice in any form is more than a problem; it is deep-seated evil within our society" (..) It is in Harper Lee’s “How To Kill A Mockingbird.” that the issue of Prejudice is shown throughout the novel.
He shows how in the Puitan community the leaders are respected and people listen to them. This is why Hawthorne condemns them, because they are hypocritical leaders that are harsh and uses intolerant treatment; especially with Hester. Hester does not deserve the treatment she receives, and this is very clear to the reader. She tries to repay her community by giving clothes to the homeless and making garments for them but no one accepts her for what she did. These are the reasons Hawthorne shows negativity toward the Puritan society because of the way the punish Hester, and the way the treat Hester and
Through these experiences, Emily has realized how her actions have affected her family, her community, and her status among the both. She realizes, as Rosa Dartle says, her "crimes" and that now, she must "hide" herself and "live obscure" (726).With this, we go back to Mr. Peggotty 's initial ignorance of Emily 's actions and the unrealistic expectations he
David was able to realised the cruelty that was blooming in his society through Sophie, who was later sterilized and sent into the Fringes with her family. Similarly, nowadays people will cast out others that differed from them and their cliques. By comparing different pasts and actions, both lifestyles and behaviours were shown with similarities and differences due to two distinct time periods. Throughout the views and perspectives of the Waknukians, their nature and way of life parallels with our present society . There is a certain amount of prejudice, ignorance, and discrimination in today’s world.
People are born with good morals and intentions. Evil actions are usually committed out of ignorance. Literature has a huge impact on society. It allows readers to see humans through tragedies, romance, moments of heroism and moments of cowardice. The novel,
Thus, it is easy for us to condemn the lottery and its ritualistic murder of innocent victims” (Crawford 879). “The Lottery” is a perfect illustration of society values and how people feel as though they should always get what they want no matter who suffers in the
Hypocrisy is in today 's society as well. We see these pretentious and close minded people all around us, such as when one says “Treat everyone with respect, no matter who they are”, but they don’t do it when others are around. Hypocrisy is an evil mask to own.
On the other hand there are many policemen and women that are doing their jobs to the best of their ability and succeeding. Though every now and then you will have a policeman or woman who just takes advantage of what they can do. That alone is a social justice for them to act out on it and take it out on innocent people especially people of a different race, is just terrible. There 's a large sense of pathos in this argument. It 's a very emotional and very sad thing that is upon our community.
Waknuk, being a metaphor of those who believe in the social standards and the fringes being the isolation that keeps people locked into their own world of struggles. Our society does not get rid of “deviations” but, our society does make it hard for those who are different. Waknuk shows the extremity that could be directed to the smallest of differences that others have. In conclusion when Harriet had her baby, and realised she possessed a feature that would label her as a blasphemy, she went to Emily to seek help. Emily refused to help her because of a small blemish that had formed on the baby, “You have the effrontery to bring your monster into my house, and tell me it’s nothing much!” (Wyndham, 71).