Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird has many examples of prejudice. The prejudice presented is against people such as Tom Robinson, Atticus Finch, and Boo Radley. Each is discriminated against either because of the color of their skin, who they represent in court, or just how much they isolate themselves from the town. Harper Lee’s stance on racial prejudice is that it is a foolish practice, no matter who does it. Prejudice is a very large part of To Kill a Mockingbird.
The moral of the story displays the fact that kindness gets passed on to others and it begins with a single person. A kind action creates a chain reaction that ultimately makes the world a better place in the end. When Arveragus returns home from his journey, he is enlightened about the news that his wife made a promise to sleep with the squire. He has the option to grow in fury and become exceedingly angry with Dorigen, but instead he tells her to remain true to her promise. He says to the
Continually, he realizes that the town he stood by has unethical values that blind the people in Maycomb. Harper Lee illustrates through the experiences of Jem and Scout that to come of age one must realize that society’s views on people are racist. To begin, Jem’s first signs of maturity is when he reads to Mrs. Dubose. In the novel, Jem ruins Mrs. Dubose’s flowers as a result of an offensive comment she remarks about his father. Mrs. Dubose says that Jem and Scouts father, Atticus, is a “nigger lover”.
Braxton Underwood was one of the many who despised the Negroes. According to Atticus, “‘ Braxton... despises Negroes, won’t have one near him’” (Lee 178). This disease, racism, is spreading through Maycomb. During, the trial Atticus said a very powerful speech about the evil assumption about Negroes. “ The assumption… that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro men are not to be trusted around our women…” (Lee 232).
The reader is led to believe this through the author's quotes when Lennie asks, "Why ain't you wanted?”, and Crooks responds, "Because I'm black. They say I stink. Well, I tell you, you all of you stink to me.” (P. 68). The reader understands that Crooks is not accepted by the other workers on the ranch because of his race. Crooks feels discriminated against and is defensive and angry with the other men for not including him.
The Effects of Racism in To Kill a Mocking Bird As illustrated in the novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird” written by Harper Lee, racism effects the way that people treat others and victimizes them depending on their skin color that can lead to false accusations, irrationality, and poverties. As the town of Maycomb already has hardships, racism makes it harder for the people there to live and function correctly. Three main characters in this writing that are negatively affected by racism are Tom Robinson, Atticus, and Lula. The most obvious victim of racism in this story is Tom Robinson. He is a black hardworking man that is falsely accused of raping Mayella Ewell, Bob Ewell’s daughter.
Black life, thus, has come to matter negatively within the context of our sociopolitical life, emerging as always already guilty in the eyes of a state that sanctions.” (Finley & Grey 447) The dead black bodies seen as nothing more than further support for the superiority of whiteness. (Jones 49-50) And therefore, because we can only judge God based on history as representation of his will, it can be understood that The God of the religion of Whiteness is either a racist or does not care about black
His work is definitely trustworthy because he describes all the succession and disputes that Charles has gone through as the Count of Flanders. As the notary for Charles, Galbert approaches his work with care and respect because he wants the readers to feel honored and pity for what Charles wanted to persuade throughout his reign. Additionally, Galbert provides significant evidences about Charles’ potential opportunities that he could have taken when he was offered many important titles as a result of a prodigious ruling to the Flanders. Throughout this story, Galbert implicates a lot of admiration for his Count as he likes to think of him as “The pious Count who was born in our time and grew up from boyhood to perfect manhood” (Geary 390). It is obvious that Galbert must say good things about his own Count, but my perspective of Count Charles has really made me appreciate how religion can change the way he governed Flanders.
Huck himself is dirty and frequently homeless. This creates a sense of pity from the readers about the character. The story tried to focus on the moral compass and how broken it was back then by exposing the hypocrisy of slavery, demonstrates how racism distorts the oppressors as much as it does those
Women believe that for them to be pleasant, they should have men who have money. Tom was able to hang around with Myrtle because he has money even though she had a husband who she thought was a "gentleman" according to her words (Fitzgerald 34). She 's light hearted to be with Tom due to the amount of goods he can accomplish toward her. She also told Catherine, " I 'm going to make a