Looking Up No Longer Growing up as a child with a mindset of only wanting to be bigger always seems very slow. However, when we are finally at that grown up age, it seems like it happened so rapidly and all we want is to go back, to that naive state where nothing can go wrong. In Harper Lee’s, To Kill A Mockingbird, growing up is a sometimes subtle, but a very frequent theme that carries the plot along and shows what society was like in the 1930s. Harper Lee focuses on “growing up” being a difficult but important time because it’s an unavoidable part of everyone’s life that changes much about how they see the world. Scout grows quite a bit over the course of the book; her views on herself, others, and the world around her come to change dramatically.
An important part of a person’s life is when they finally learn how to be more mature and have basically come of age. When a character achieves this quest in a story it is called the Bildungsroman. In this genre of literature, the story displays and demonstrates how the character grows up and becomes an adult. They learn how to be mature in important situations and most importantly they are able to leave behind their ties to their childhood. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is very immature throughout most of the story.
Race is part of the story that ties everything together. The Tom Robinson trial had a negative outcome because of race. As Atticus was defending Tom the jury would still lean towards Bob and Mayella Ewell’s side of the story, because Bob was a strong, white man and Tom is a poor, black man. Atticus Finch received a lot of hate while he was defending Tom. The people of Maycomb did not agree with a white man defending a black man.
The teenage years are filled with change in every aspect of one’s life. In just a span of seven years, teenagers must reach maturation, despite many twists and turns, to transition into adult society somewhat smoothly. As children enter this turbulent chapter of their lives, the adult world may seem frightening and the light at the end of the tunnel may appear to be a great distance away. In this intense process of maturation, teens must discover themselves to find their place in the world, and for some it may prove to be quite a struggle. In J.D.
Bob testified accusing Tom of rape, but there was a lot of evidence in the sheriff's testimony to prove that Bob was lying in his testimony, like how the sheriff said that when he heard about Bob's daughter. Bob was expected and sounded happy about it. This evidence shows that Tom is the mockingbird. His innocence is starting to be destroyed, not just by Bob but the jury, and all the white people that are just stereotyping Tom because of his color. In this next quote, this is more in depth on the town of Maycomb and how they stereotype blacks.
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).
We see the dangers Atticus succumbs his children to for defending a black man and the division it brings in his family; we see Mrs. Dubose’s physical and emotional challenges she endures because of her fight to end her painkiller addiction, and we even witness Boo Radley’s close call with the police. All acts of bravery, despite their challenges. At last, analogous to Martin Luther King when he decides to fight for black privileges and gets killed, the people who have the courage to stand for what is just, are just as cautious to every penalty that takes
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.
Racism in L.A. during 1992 was part of the preconditions structural strain. It was alienation, it is the black community and their struggle to free themselves from past history of bondage. The rioters target the whites, they blame them for keeping them in the poverty they are in, squatting in their own neighborhoods, they saluted fists high in the air, falling on the victims, they fight for the justice, equality and the revenge. The fate of Blacks were in the hands of those with power, the discrimination was not to be excepted. Racism, a factor in Rodney's verdict, an all white jury decided on a black man's fate against four LAPD white officers who tenderized him.
Could you imagine living in a world where your family is always criticized simply because you stand up for African-Americans because it's the best thing to do.When children grow up they face multiple problems and they learn to be responsible . To Kill A Mockingbird , by Harper Lee is a flashback about a few kids that mature over a few years. Scout ages from 6 to 9 over the time of the novel and shows much change. Over the years, she is exposed adult issues,and eventually shows an understanding of respect and bravery. During the book, Scout learns a lesson of respect and bravery .
This stunning piece of work depicts the utmost level of atrocities that the African-American had to endure before social equality became acceptable. The story absolutely numbs the mind, and it takes a while for the harshness to sink in. One cannot help but imagine what it was like to belong to a part of the slave world.The author, Ralph Ellison, has explicitly described the physical status of the narrator and his other black counterparts as he faces the many humiliating challenges in the ring. This can be felt by the many instances in the story, "A blow landed hard against the nape of my neck", "Blows landed below the belt and in the kidney", and many more. The author has symbolically, yet vividly described to the readers the socio economic conditions of the black community.