Set in the 1930s in northern Alabama where slavery was at its peak, the book To Kill A Mockingbird is narrated in Scout’s point of view. Through Scout’s eyes, Harper Lee illustrates examples of racism and social inequality and these reveal what it was like for the blacks during that period in America. The racist rationales and social inequality in Maycomb county are, according to the characters, something that is reasonable. Throughout this book, Harper Lee criticises mainly racism and how unjust human beings can be. The readers are able to see how the blacks and the whites were treated differently and how they avoided inter-racial interactions.
Motherhood Annihilation Wrought by Slavery: An Elucidation of Toni Morrison’s Beloved P J GIFTLIN, Assistant Professor of English, Nesamony Memorial Christian College, Marthandam. Abstract Toni Morrison is s famous contemporary black female author who admirably succeeds in creating a ‘penetrating view of black motherhood’. There are several relationships that Morrison links together to show the aftereffects of the civil war from the Afro Americans point of view. The novel Beloved deals with the forgotten era of slavery and the sufferings of black slaves. Sethe, the protagonist suffers the most inhumane treatment at the plantation by the white masters.
However, Johnny Taylor and the world outside Logan offers freedom, happiness, and adventure. The message to the reader is that Janie is doing what others want to make them happy instead of doing what is best for her. Janie goes through with the marriage and soon becomes confused and unhappy. She expresses her confusion to nanny as she states, “‘cause you told me ah mus gointer love him, and, and ah don 't. Maybe if somebody was to tell me how, ah could do it’” (23).
She then continued to pursue Robert but did not want to marry him because she doesn’t want him to own her. Her headstrong ways continue throughout the novel but she realizes she cant handle the isolation and ends up killing herself. Leonce starts the novel as a man content with his marriage, family, and reputation. But as his wife’s action change, he is forced to change his focus from going to work and hanging around to fixing his wife’s actions. Plot
Racial discrimination is a common act seen throughout many short stories; old and new. Kate Chopin wrote "Desiree's baby" within a heavily segregated time and location, which played a major role in the development of one of her themes, that is; betrayal. "Desiree's baby" took place in Creole, Louisiana: a well-known area of the Antebellum South where miscegenation was largely criticized, and was written during the mid-nineteenth century, prior to the American civil war. This short story is a primary example of how segregation can lead to the abandonment of loved ones. Chopin portrays the effect of racial prejudice through Desiree, Armand, and their child; for they all experience betrayal and brokenness as a result of the racial indifferences
¨For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo¨. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a story of two lovers who take their life all because of a misunderstanding. However, who is to blame for their tragic demise? The parents who made the two lovers feel like outcasts must be to blame. The Capulets forced Juliet to marry Paris, the constant fighting made them want to keep the marriage secret, and made Romeo and Juliet to scared to say anything.
The comparison to Gil and Gatsby is that those both were stuck in the past, as Gil wanted to be a writer during the 1920s to experience the effect of the 1920s writer such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby was worried about a love that was very long ago. Gil’s Fiancé Inez who was being played by Rachel McAdams, cheated on the fiancé with her another married man and did not have any sympathy towards the situation. She was also verbally abusive to Gil, saying, “I'd be thinking brain tumor”. As Tom cheated on his wife with a married woman for so long, did not feel any sympathy towards the situation either, and was verbally abusive. She also lost interest in her spouse as for her old college crush.
The Prince exclaims, “See what a scourge is laid upon your hate,” (Act Ⅴ, scene 3, Line 302). Although it is never said when or how the hate between the families came about, it has been long enough for both Romeo and Juliet to have been raised thinking the other family was evil. If the anger between Capulets and Montagues had not been, the marriage could have formed a stronger alliance between the houses. Still, without knowing that they were enemies they fell in love. When Juliet discovers the truth she exclaims, “My only love, sprung from my only hate.
For example when she fell in love with Romeo knowing that he was a Montague and that the Capulets and the Montagues were enemies. She knew it was wrong and even then she said… “Thy Purpose marriage, send me word To-morrow”(Act: II Si), she proposes, knowing that he was a Montague and a family enemy. Juliet should have told her parents that she was married to Romeo when her parents told her she was to marry Paris. Her parents would have no option but to let them be together. Both her and Romeo were blinded to everything except each other and did not think before doing, for example, Juliet should have ensured that Romeo found out her plan, before she did it.
Romeo & Juliet is a play about two people who fall in love with each other and eventually end up killing themselves. The whole story revolves around them and people who are of importance to the plot. Juliet’s parents butted into her relationships. They forced her to marry Paris even though they knew she wouldn't in the beginning. She even said she would marry Romeo instead of Paris vent though her and Romeo were already wed.