Jem and scout were walking home one day and passed by Mrs Dubose’s house. Mrs Dubose is an old lady who is very racist. Mrs Dubose talked bad about both their dad and their dead mother. Angry, Jem destroyed her white camellia flowers. Scout narrates, “He did not begin to calm down until he had cut the tops off every camellia bush Mrs Dubose owned…” (Lee 103).
One teacher allows certain kids to do whatever they want, the same teacher watches other students like a hawk, yelling at them at everything they do. My younger sister, a student at Menlo, often comes home crying because of bullying. Bullying is not punished. Because Menlo a small school, bullying is a huge problem that seems to be ignored. The dress code is sexist and unfair, girls are called out of class for periods lasting up to 2 hours and told their body is just a distraction, while boys get a minute warning.
Their lack of a bond could very well be the reason why Virgil doesn’t go to school, as latchkey kids are often psychologically affected in that they are more likely to create their own rules as no one is making them for him (Huff, Ken. "The Lonely Life”). If this is true, then it shows how the destruction of their culture has created a disinterest in one important activity such as school. He also lacks a bond with his mother and the rest of his family as he doesn’t get to spend time with them because they are not placing an importance on unity like most First Nation cultures do. This is further proven when Virgil’s uncle Wayne says, “Maybe it was the son of her’s what’s-his-name… Vinnie… Virgin…Virgil” (Taylor 34.)
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch, a widower and a lawyer, lives in small county Maycomb, Alabama during the Great American Depression. Atticus defends Tom Robinson, a black man, from false capital charges of sexual assault, which Bob Ewell claims, likewise, antediluvian Atticus must protect himself and his children from Maycomb’s racist views. Even so, the town accidently kills Tom when he attempts breakout, nonetheless, Bob Ewell is bitter towards Atticus for revealing his lies in court. Although, Bob Ewell pursues to kill Atticus’ children for revenge, Boo Radley, Scout’s neighbor adjourns Bob Ewell’s ambush. The controversy of the trial influences Maycomb’s white children and neighbors to mistreat Atticus’ children, Jem and Scout, through abusive language.
Mayella Ewell is used in the story to comprehend the poorer class of people in the story and their struggles through the 1960s. When Tom Robinson testifies, Scout thinks to herself that Mayella must be the loneliest person in the world. Mayella spends most of her time all alone or with the children, has no friends, and rarely leaves the house. When Atticus asked had she any friends, she seemed not to know what he meant, then she thought he was making fun of her. When Atticus treats Mayella respectfully, she thinks he is sassing her.
We've all seen racism on TV with all of the shootings and protests. People who don't have a lot of money are other inequality. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird there's a lot of themes that are prevalent in society today. Boo Radley is a character that is constantly talked about to a point that he's kind of become a myth. So many wild and crazy stories that people make up because they don't try to get to know him.
There are many social inequalities in the book To Kill a Mockingbird as well as today. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird the character Tom is African-American he end up getting charged and taken to court for a reason that is obviously false. The problem is in the book that there is a lot of racism. Because at the time this was the Great Depression. “In our court it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s the white man’s always wins,” (Pg295)
Persuasive Essay- To Kill a Mockingbird The book To Kill a Mockingbird is about a young girl named Scout who goes through many stressful events with her older brother, Jem, and father, Atticus. Scout and her family are threatened by a very creepy man known as Bob Ewell. Bob is the father of nineteen year old Mayella Ewell, who was supposedly raped by a black man named Tom Robinson. There is a trial held to determine if Tom is guilty of raping young Miss Mayella. While many characters in To Kill A Mockingbird find their power in cowardly clinging to the beliefs of a group, the novel ultimately illustrates that one individual who acts with integrity possesses greater power.
Proceeding eighth grade, Malcolm moved on to live with a half-sister in Boston, Massachusetts. (“Martin Luther King & Malcolm X on Violence and Integration”) The Great Depression majorly affected this time and Americans sized job opportunities. Job opportunities became scarce and being of African American race placed Malcolm in a difficult situation. Malcolm choose the route of a petty criminal in order to survive. He became involved in breaking and entering, running numbers and peddling dope.
TKaM Notes: USE PRESENT TENSE Thesis: The most obvious form of discrimination in Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird is racism; however, there are other types of prejudice and discrimination that typify relationships among the novel’s characters. It varies between a troubled boy and his town, a lonely woman and her fellow Baptists, and two siblings against the rest of their school. Each of these stories has common ground, but specify into contrasting situations. One might say, how can discrimination cripple a person's being? The book depicts Boo as a distraught boy and who is never seen as anything more.