Even though he assumes he might lose the case, he doesn’t give up and give a lesson to the whole court. Atticus states: “Confident that you gentlemen would go along with them on the assumption---the evil assumption- that all Negros lie, all Negros are basically immoral beings, all Negro men are not to be trusted around our women. An assumption that one associates with mind of their caliber and which is, in itself, gentlemen, a lie which I do not need to point out it to you.” Atticus illustrates that empathy for outsiders is more important in becoming a moral person than trusting social prejudice. The thing that he criticizes is that skin, eye color, and physical appearance are important to people. Because people see somebody who is different from them in terms of skin, nationality, and race, they exclude them.
Tom stood as the mockingbird and was a portrayal of each and every one of the black people. At the root of racism and discrimination is a heaping pile of fleshly, sinful emotions; pride, greed, and the desire for power and control. Once again, evil prompts men into doing it’s bidding, and the innocent
Tom Robinson is not guilty but suffers death only because of the color of his skin and the racial segregation of the time. "The only thing we 've got is a black man 's word against the Ewells '. The evidence boils down to you-did-I-didn 't. The jury couldn 't possibly be expected to take Tom Robinson 's word
Symbols have various hidden meanings that are used as a language to express emotions. They are used to make people aware of various thoughts about life and it is proved by Harper Lee’s novel to kill a mockingbird. Lee demonstrates through plot and characters that symbols express those thoughts that cannot be converted into words to express relations and emotions to a greater extent. Firstly, mockingbirds are sacrificial lambs that are surrounded by people who do not let them fight back for the injustice happening to them. For instance, Boo Radley, a young man in Maycomb society is considered to be dead due to his introvert nature.
To Kill a Mockingbird: The Physical Effects Of Prejudice The consequences of prejudice can be to the biggest or to the smallest extent as seen in the classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. Although prejudice effects all people differently, the characters throughout the novel experience the uniting commonality of being considered outcasts in their society. This is depicted through Harper’s writing when Dolphus Raymond is victimized due to his actions, Boo Radley’s reputation becomes forever tarnished and Atticus is besmirched by the citizens of Maycomb. Dolphus Raymond is a victim to prejudice because of his actions, it leads him to an inevitable fate. Mr.Raymond is a wealthy man who chooses to associate with the coloured society, hence why he faces prejudice.
The contrast between readers’ mind set and the ending of the stories suggests that all readers judge the characters based on their actions and assume a denouement for them. However, the foil pairs override the presumptions by using the irony they created. Body Paragraph I In Pudd’nhead Wilson, Mark Twain uses Judge Driscoll and Pudd’nhead Wilson as a foil pair because it gives birth to paradox adding irony to the story. The foil pairs can supersede the reader’s presumptions. Thus, Mark Twain shows that the readers should not prejudge the characters based on their appearance and descriptions because doing so essentially makes the readers “pudd’nheads”.
In the parable "The Minister 's Black Veil,” Nathaniel Hawthorne aims to expose the deceitful pretense that members of society base their lives on. Hawthorne discloses the way people hastily judge one another based on looks, appearances, and behavior. He unveils the hypocrisy of society and the way it alienates whoever defy the norms or risk to uncover the covert. He reveals the moral of his allegory in a very ambiguous way through Reverend Hooper belief that everyone has a secret sin that he keeps to himself hidden from others, but certainly not from God. He uses The Black Veil on Reverend Hooper’s face as an emblem to provide evidence to support the notion that all humans are sinners in disguise.
In "The Cask of Amontillado" Edgar Allen Poe illustrates that evil can be revealed through revenge, and it only brings malice and cruelty to this world. Even in today 's age, these two stories still affirm the evil that manifests inside humans. In these two stories, both Young Goodman Brown and Monstresor see the evil in others, which motivates their actions. No matter how we try to be faithful, loyal, or pure, we as humans cannot escape the evil that is concealed in our hearts and minds. The
Flaws in the American Judiciary Sysytem Flaws in the American judiciary system lead to unfair trials and verdicts. Examples of this issue are shown in both productions of 12 Angry Men and To Kill A Mockingbird, as well as the book To Kill A Mockingbird. In both 12 Angry Men and To Kill A Mockingbird, there are two African Americans put on trial, and both are given an unfair trial because the juries and judges have prejudices against African Americans. Jurors are also heavily influenced by moral cowardice, or avoiding taking a principled stand for fear of the disapproval of others. 12 Angry Men and To Kill a Mockingbird depict trials that expose the flaws of the American judiciary system in the fact that juries are not always consisted of the defendant 's peers, judges and juries both have racist views, and juries are influenced by moral cowardice.
To Kill a Mockingbird is an inspiring tale exploring an abundance of flaws in humanity and giving insight into the worst kind of people we can be. The novel covers many controversial topics, such as rampant racism, prejudice, and hypocrisy. The story follows Jem and Scout Finch, the children of Atticus Finch, a lawyer appointed to defend a black man, Tom Robinson, who has been accused of raping a white woman in 1930’s Maycomb, Alabama. This forces Atticus to deal with the stress and judgment of defending Tom in a society where no one wants to side with him, while Jem and Scout face a similar judgment for being Atticus’ children. Lee uses this setting to paint an extremely vivid picture of prejudice, which shows just how profound their effects can be.
My request to you is to stand up against this. Our own personal opinions and racism is clouding our judgment, making us automatically assume the worst. And it is ending innocent lives. Instead of just assuming that a black man is guilty because of his color, prove it. Find real evidence against him, study both sides, and accept all possible conclusions.
“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority is a person’s conscience” (Lee 57). Many people will silence their opinions because they are not conventional. However, if nobody spoke up in situations about things like acts of racism, the world would be even more abhorrent than it already is. Everybody has opinions and those ideas should be recognized in a tasteful way, free of hatred and bitterness. A fallout between friends or a small possibility of something does not mean that one must give up or end a bond.
Steyn 's tone is harsh, ironic, and humorous as he condemns the culture of today. He aims to shock the audience , to make them feel disgust for what the leadership in the black community is protecting. Then he calls to mind the beauty, and creativity that the culture of previous generations of African Americans, and defines this new culture as something which is wiping " a half 's tradition of beauty and grace from [their] identity." He defines "keepin ' it real" as the true destructive entity, not perceived racism. Steyn maintains through this definition that the leaders who defend this culture of self-destruction are the ones who are " keepin ' millions of young men and women unreal in ways the most malevolent bull-necked racist could never