It is very important that writers are able to send a message to their reader with their book. Authors best do this by bringing about empathy. In order to send this message, authors often develop strong characters that go through various problems and struggles. The book, To Kill a Mockingbird, shows this very well with its characters Scout Finch and Tom Robinson. This book helps the readers learn from the character’s reactions to their problems.
Furthermore, this ties in with the quote that jack said “The jury couldn’t possibly be expected to take Tom Robinsons word over the Ewells” (Lee. Page 117) because Tom Robinson lives in an unfair society where his opinion doesn’t matter in the face of the people in Maycomb county. I conclusion Tom Robison has faced discrimination in its worst form and due to the unfair society he’s been placed in he was wrongfully convicted and killed. Discrimination is
Atticus is the primary character Lee uses to show the difficulty of acting courageous as he is faced with challenge to defend Tom Robison, a black man who has been accused of rape by the Ewell family. With doubt he decided to take the case as if he was to argue, upholding his sense of justice and equality. " The main one is, if I didn 't I couldn 't hold up my head in this town, I couldn 't represent this county in the legislature, I couldn 't even tell you or Jem not to do something again" (Lee 100). Atticus is explaining he basically would have been a hypocrite if he did not take on this case. He could have simply shown up at the court room and not do much, but that’s helpless to Tom, and no one would think less of him but
The book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a classic novel that revolves mainly around theme and character interaction. Theme is a very important aspect of the book because it sets up major events in the story, and connects it with the modern world. Many issues in the novel still come up today such as race. Character interaction is also very important in the book because the characters learn from each other and grow together. Theme and character interaction are two main forces in the book.
Impact of the Great Depression on the Rural Population Students learn in history about the Great Depression and the events that occured with it like the New Deal and the stock market crash. As students we think the events that happened seem bad but if only we were there to see it first hand and to realize how hard the impact actually was. The Great Depression caused the rural families to go through the biggest struggles due to all the losses, changes they went through, and not having what they needed to survive or it getting destroyed. First what is the Great Depression well it is the “worst economic downturn in history of the industrialized world,” it caused so many changes to happen it was like a snowball effect just one thing after
“‘...some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women-black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men’” (Lee 273). In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson, a black man, is falsely convicted of raping Mayella, a white women. Tom is placed in a position where anything that escapes Mayella’s mouth goes against his word. That's where Atticus Finch comes in.
Judgement How often should we judge, it depends on either it’s needed, or not. We all are going to be judged one day, but before that time comes we have to make the best decisions we possibly can. To show the meaning of this idea, the author Harper Lee describes how in the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” about people like Dolphus Raymond are judged upon where lives, and who he is around. The same thing is similar with Scout, and how she shares her experience with the society around herself. Judgement, it can be both good and bad, so looking at society, the way be judge color, and Family all play a big part in the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” in what makes us who we are.
Tom Robinson was a black man who got accused of raping a white girl. The only reason he got accused no white man did because he was a different color than everyone who was against him. Also, the whole jurors were white while he was the only black man in the courtroom. “...The evil assumption-that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral, that all Negroes men are not to be trusted around our women, an assumption one associate with minds of their caliber.” Every negro did not have the same rights as a white man. The whites had a higher advantage, and everyone always took the side of the white man no matter what the situation is.
Imagine living during a time where you would be discriminated against and divided just because the color of your skin. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a black man named Tom Robinson was falsely accused of having raped a white woman and was not given a fair trial. The towns hatred towards black people have caused a prejudice to occur against him. The jury was made up of only white males who are biased against black people due to this prejudice. Tom has good morals, is noble, and a good-hearted human being.
However, the segregation of this county does make sense because of the enactment of Jim Crow laws. People of color and non- people of color had to use separate facilities. A person of color was not welcome to an all-white facility, and vice versa. Another quote that shows the effects of unfair treatment that racism provides is, “You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women--black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men.” (Lee page 273).
The repercussions of institutionalized prejudice are far too great for any group to overcome. Jim Crow laws repressed many black americans in the 1850s and the repercussions of that are still affecting black society today. Similarly in the 1800s woman were legally restricted from many of the things men were and still are still unfairly treated to in society
At an earlier age, we were taught that the Great Depression was an effect of the stock market crash in 1929. Since then we have learned that the stock market crash was one of many causes of the Great Depression. When the stock market crashed, it scared everyone into a panic. The stock prices decreased which caused people and businesses to lose their money. Seeing how the economy was so shaky, people began to lose confidence.
Atticus alludes the jury to two of the most famous men in the era. When Atticus is saying this to the jury and everyone else he is saying that not everyone will play the role that they are given. Just because Tom Robinson is African-American doesn’t mean that he is bad and will do unlawful things. Another example of allusion is when Atticus is asking Mayella about what Tom Robinson did to her. He says, “It 's not an easy question Miss Mayella, so I 'll try again.
The Great Depression was a worldwide economic downturn that began in 1929 and went on to 1939. This was the longest and worst depression experienced by the western world which caused fundamental changes in economic institutions, macroeconomic policy, and economic theory. It originated in the United States but the Great Depression caused rises in unemployment rates, declines in output, and deflation in almost every country. The timing and harshness of the Great Depression was different for every country, some were more affected than others The Great Depression affected lots of countries but very few were affected like Canada was. The Depression left millions of Canadians hungry and homeless.
As an instrument of writing, Harper Lee composed the events taken place in To Kill a Mockingbird from the perspective of the main protagonist, Scout, to disambiguate directly the unfair society, validate the truthfulness of the narration, and to further recognised the growing maturity of Scout in the first person. Throughout reading one may recognize different motifs and recurring symbolism, learn an overall lesson, and become further acknowledge in American history. To Kill a Mockingbird may not appeal to all audiences at first but carries and sense of allure when being read. Even if one were not to favor it after having read it, there are still benefits to reading it. One of the benefits is the ability to be in a childlike atmosphere in a much different time period.