Jim Crows laws state no blacks at the white church. Lula wants the same in black churches and does not appreciate white visiting black church. Both Jem and Scout confront racism and experience uncommon behavior towards them. Furthermore, Lula tries convincing Calpurnia that “they got their church, we got our'n. It is our church”.
The church’s apathy regarding slavery, demonstrates the way in which it failed to uphold biblical principles, further supporting Walker’s challenge of Americans’ devotion to Christianity. Martin Luther King says that the greatest challenge to African Americans’ freedom is the white moderate, specifically the white church, “ The contemporary church is so often a weak, ineffectual voice with an uncertain sound.It is so often the arch supporter of the status quo” (5). Both leaders struggle to deal with a church that is
Hooper was wearing the veil to make people that actually did sin feel better about themselves. He was looked at as an idol by everyone so why would he wear a veil for people who did wrong? Mr. Hooper did something someone of his position was sacred to do and he was scared for his fiancée and his church to find out. As a reverend he was not supposed to sin, and that is why everyone looked at him differently and judged him without knowing why he wore the veil. By wearing the veil, he had to commit another sin and lie to his fiancée about why he was wearing it and he broke their vows as a result.
Crooks and Curley’s wife have another point of view on Lennie, both of them at different times try to show Lennie that George might not always be as faithful as he has been. On page 72 Crooks says, “Well s’pose, jus’ s'pose he don’t come back. What’ll you do then?” Curley's wife tries to persuade Lennie to not do exactly what George always tells him to do. The characters in Of Mice and Men show many different sides of the human condition. Living in the American Depression molded some of the ideas, but, also the men's companionship with each other affected their way of living.
She was used to being disrespected and when Atticus was kind to her she thought he was making fun of her. Mayella was scared of her father and this caused her to do things even when she did not want to. This shows exactly how poor and sad Mayella’s life is. Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Mayella Ewell can be considered mockingbirds in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Boo and Tom were nice men with good intentions and Mayella was a product of her own environment.
Hinson argues that the black community strikes out against their own members because they are unable to fight back against white supremacy. The fear of excessive love caused by slavery causes the black community to isolate Baby Suggs and not warn the family when they see the white slave owners enter the town. In this way, the black community betrays Baby Suggs
The prime symbol Lee was creating was not only a mockingbird but, as the title To Kill a Mockingbird implies, a killed mockingbird. Scout does not die in To Kill a Mockingbird, but she does lose her innocence and optimism due to the heinous acts surrounding her. The conviction of Tom Robinson chipped at Scout’s heart and she was pained by the false verdict, but she healed the wound until all that was left was a scar. Soon afterward, Scout and her brother were attacked by Mr. Ewell. To have someone attempt to kill you is a traumatic experience for anyone, and it just fired another shot at Scout.
They decided to gamble there because it is a Negro church and so it is not considered wrong. Either way, a church is a church and it is not right to gamble in them. Back then, black people were treated lower than everybody else. Jem and Scout do not understand it, but they were honored guests at the church. Both Tom Robinson’s case and white men gambling at Calpurnia’s church are examples of racial prejudice in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
This shows that he has finally realized how ubiquitous prejudice is and that it is truly grievous. Another instance that helps the children experience and understand prejudice is when they are confronted at Calpurnia’s church. They are confronted by an african american woman who is angry that jem and Scout are at a black church. This woman tries to state that “ they got their church, we got our’n”(158). However she is soon shot down by the other african americans attending, but her words are enough to give Jem and Scout personal experience with prejudice.
Twain uses Satire when Aunt Sally said, "its lucky; because sometimes people do get hurt" when Huck clearly told Aunt Sally that it "killed a nigger". Twain uses this to poke fun of social hypocrisy during the Pre-Civil War era. During that time, one would be considered a good white person if they attend church and when they take care of their family and other people. Aunt Sally represents the good and common people during this time era, as she consider African Americans more of a property than a human being. Twain uses Aunt Sally to show the reader that social hypocrisy was something that is idiotic and it also revealed to the readers the corrupt society Huck Finn lives