Harper Lee has depicted the separation between Caucasians and African-Americans in “To Kill a Mockingbird” by showcasing how White talk and African-American influences conduct between people of different races. For instance, when the children, Scout and Jem went to the church with Calpurnia, and they accessed the church. Subsequently, Harper Lee stated, ‘Calpurnia tilted her hat and scratched her head, then pressed her hat down carefully over her ears. Meanwhile, Calpurnia said, “Now what if I talked white folks' talk at church, and with my neighbours? They'd think I was puttin' on airs to beat Moses” (139).
Scout came to the assumption that Cal does not want to sound like she has a high education level. Calpurnia might get treated differently if people find out she knows how to read and write. She does not want to be know as snotty, because she talks like a White person. Calpurnia was very strict in the beginning with Scout. Scout was making fun of Walter for pouring so much syrup; Calpurnia called Scout into a room and scolled her.
Harper Lee has depicted the separation between Caucasians and African-Americans in To Kill a Mockingbird by showcasing how White talk and African-American talk influences conduct between people of different races. For instance, when the children, Scout and Jem went to the church with Calpurnia, and they accessed the church. Subsequently, Scout stated, ‘“Calpurnia tilted her hat and scratched her head, then pressed her hat down carefully over her ears.’ Meanwhile, Calpurnia said, ‘Now what if I talked white folks ' talk at church, and with my neighbours? They 'd think I was puttin ' on airs to beat Moses’” (139). Specifically, Scout stated, she “scratched her head,” referring to Calpurnia,
In the 1900’s a lot of things were happening like racism. Racism was a big thing that people talked about all the time like the Scottsboro Boys trial, the African American church burning, and the Jim Crow Laws. Harper Lee wanted to spread her expression to the people about racism and wanted to tell the world about how black people were treated differently because of their race. All of these were big factors in the 1900’s. Harper Lee later wrote the book To Kill a Mockingbird which was inspired by the Scottsboro Boys trial, the African American church burning, and the Jim crow Laws.
In Gilead, excerpts from the Bible have been cherry picked to forward Gilead's propaganda and oppress women. This fundamentally Christian society places a higher interest in the birth of newborns than of the birthing mothers (handmaids). The most prevalent text used to suppress the handmaids is from Genesis 30:1-3, “And she said Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees that I may also have children by her”. This text refers a story in the Bible in which Rachel is not able to bear Jacob’s children and asks him to bear her children through a handmaid called Bilhah. The Republic of Gilead has taken this excerpt and applied it to be the law of the land.
Judging a book by its cover is an often used term that people use to describe a situation where many people are stereotypical. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a book written about racism and discrimination, is projecting this lesson. This story is written in the narrative of a woman named Scout, who tells her tale of a specific story when she was a young child. It takes place in the 1930’s in Maycomb County of Alabama, where discrimination is typical and normal for the town to do. Jem, a mysterious, curious, and maturing brother to Scout, gets fascinated by what Atticus, his father, does for a living.
Embedded Quote (Context and quote) with page number Your Response When Jem, Scout, and Calpurnia go to church, after a bit of scuffle between Jem and Scout,Calpurnia, tells them to go to a First Purchase African M.E. Church, called that way “because it was paid for from the first earnings of freed slaves”(157).Since this place was built by African Americans “ Negroes worshiped in it on Sundays and white men gambled in it on weekdays” pg 157. Lee’s provides even more development for her theme of racism by once again giving a very clear understanding of prejudice to the reader as she makes something honorable as prideful as building a church to African Americans a task at the time was very hard to do since they barely got any money to completely be disregarded for the white as they do something carefree with it like gambling. With this Lee provides a heavy contrast on how the African Americans were to the church being grateful and respectful, compared to the white people disregard the prosperity of the church simply because it was built by “negros” pg 157. Embedded Quote (Context and quote) with page number Your Response When Scout talks about the caste system in Maycomb she brings up Aunt Alexandra and how she “fitted into the world of Maycomb like a hand into a glove” pg 175 however, since Scout, and Jem lived a very off lifestyle she never fit “ into the world of Jem and [Scout]” pg 175 Lee
Social classes are demonstrated in both To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and in current times. In To Kill a Mockingbird, social classes are brought up throughout the book and it is visible that the lowest stance in Maycomb is those who are black. In the book, it says “ First Purchase was unveiled and unpainted within. Along its walls unlighted kerosene lamps hung on brass brackets; pine benches served as pews. Behind the rough oak pulpit a faded pink silk banner proclaimed God Is Love, the church’s only decoration except a rotogravure print of Hunt’s The Light of the World.
When Miss Maudie was saying this, she was talking about how some people take words that are written in the bible and use them literally. She was referring to Mr Radley, the man that lived across the street when she said ‘foot-washers’. At the very beginning of the book, before anything really was started, Scout was explaining what happened to some boys in Maycomb. They were charged for many things, including “... and using abusive and profane language in the presence and hearing of a female” (Lee 12). This shows the difference in when men are allowed to do and say compared to women.