Even though during the time of this novel, white people were known to be racist and to segregate all people of color, people of color would discriminate against white people because they were jealous/mad at them. When Atticus’ children go to church a black person stops them and lets them know that they have their own church and that they shouldn’t go there because they are the ones who separated them from each other in the first place. Atticus is discriminated against when that the group of people came to the jail to beat up him and Tom Robinson. They were there to put Atticus in his place that he needs to stay away from black people because they feel that he shouldn’t be even associating with him because this was around the time of segregation. In to Kill a Mockingbird Scout asks “Are we poor, Atticus?” Atticus nodded.
He is discriminated by teachers like Miss Caroline, by his friends like Scout, and even adults like Aunt Alexandra just because of his class. But walter isn't the only one that is treated unjustly. People like Dolphus Raymond who is treated wrong because of his life choices of marrying a black. Or Scout who is expected of acting lady-like. The takeaway point here is that this book is a revolt, one against discrimination and classism and unjust social
In high school harper lee started gaining interest in english literature. Whites feel like black people should not strive in life because they don’t have the materials to succeed in life. Whites feel that black are inferior to them because they are not intellectually equal to each other. It shows it in the book because a “poor” white girl accused a man of beating her and Judge Taylor convicted the guy because the whites were over blacks. Back then in the late 1860’s the whites had slaves which were (blacks) which told me the fact that whites had racial superiority and made racial jokes about us.
To Kill A Mockingbird or The Chosen? In these two different yet similar book many people would asked themselves this question. People could probably fight hours and hours on this subject and although some people may differ there are a few key point that make To Kill A Mockingbird stand out. Both book deal with different problems but To Kill A Mockingbird probably has the more relevant one with racism. Also in The Chosen not many people could relate to Danny Saunders but everyone can relate to Scout somehow or another Finally many people find The Chosen hard to read because of its difficult themes but since Harper Lee writes To Kill A Mockingbird in such a childish ways the reader does not seem so sad.
The most sickening opinion that we are told to have is when we are forced to treat people with disabilities and special needs differently than others. Prior to the twentieth century social attitudes to people with special needs were that these people were believed to be unhealthy or defective. Many people pitied others with disabilities or were scared of them (Brutner). This is horrendous and disgusts me. These people are human too, and as previously mentioned bleed red along with you and I. Arthur Radley in the book To Kill A Mockingbird has a mind that works slower than the average Joe, because he has a mental disability he is made fun of and labeled as an outcast.
Prejudice is another kind of conformity that is shown in the book “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Tom Robinson was killed not because he didn’t conform into his own race or society but because he paid the price of another person that didn’t conform which was Mayella Ewell. Atticus was intimidated for defending Tom Robinson because he was a black man which wasn’t accepted to do in the white community. When Calpurnia took the children to the first purchase church she wasn’t conforming because of the fact she didn’t follow the way of coloured society. “Let's go home, Cal, they don't want us here".
She didn’t want her baby to die or to be sent to the Fringes but what she received from her sister was isolation (Wyndham 71). “So there has been a Deviation; and deviation, any deviation from the true image is blasphemy - no less. You have produced a defilement.” Due to the laws, people had to report to the governor if they see anyone or anything is deviation, so in Waknuk, discrimination is always happening. (Wyndham 72). Likely, this also shown the principles in Waknuk have blinded the people terribly, people always think it is the punishment from God toward them but actually it is not.
Mayella Ewell comes from a poor family who is viewed in the Maycomb society as “white trash.” The Finch family has to face harsh criticism in the heavily racist Maycomb because of Atticus decision to help Tom. The soundtrack of the movie is important so the songs I choose are “Strange Fruit”, “Tearin’ up My Heart”, and “Eye of the Sparrow” which are good choices for the soundtrack. The first song I choose is “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday. It is a dark profound song about the lynching of African Americans in the southern United States during the Jim Crow Era. It was a protest song that Billie Holiday very rarely performed due to threats.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Jem believe Maycomb is Unjust because The Maycomb he used to know is not like what it is now, Which is shown when the prejudice members of his community are against Tom, Lula refusing to let Jem & Scout enter their church, and When he was punished for destroying Mrs. Dubose’s flowers. To Start Off, Scout was explaining on how the final verdict of the jury & judge affected Jem & loss faith in the citizens of Maycomb. Scout says, “I shut my eyes. Judge Taylor was polling the jury: “Guilty...guilty...guilty...guilty…” I peeked at Jem: his hands were white from gripping the balcony rail, and his shoulders jerked as if each “guilty” was a separate stab between them” (282). Maycomb is an injustice town because as every time the Jury said “guilty” it negatively affected Jem like he was being stab inside which illustrates how he was very confident in knowing that Tom will be acquitted & be found innocent but, after the verdict it had made realizes & lose hope on the members of his community.
She describes the emotions that she felt by comparing herself to Boo Radley from To Kill a Mockingbird (Stockett 414). This comparison is likely to be made because people are afraid of what is unknown, so they create false stories or spread comments of hate thus adding to the ignorance which is being passed down as if it were a family tradition. Eugenia had also been avoiding these people as though she was frightened by their way of rejecting people and being unaccepting to change. Eugenia uses this hatred as motivation and perseveres through meeting with the help and working on her book. The only way the lives of others will change for the better is if Eugenia seeks self-improvement and others follow in her footsteps of
In the Article Blow’s mentions “the system failed him” a lot of times, he expresses how disappointed he is about the choice of the justice system. The author mentions about how kids were thought not to run in public, however this case was different because Martin was walking too slowly, and it became a crime. The author also talks about the pictures they showed during the case, it was Trayvon without a shirt, and it was supposed to be helpful to prove that Zimmerman was not guilty at all, by showing pictures of shirtless Martin they thought that it would make him look bad and it was absolutely a wrong. Given, the advantages of black lives matter outlined in the previous paragraph, about how the unfair justice system is regarded to the black
It is clear that Aunt Alexandra’s opinion of the Cunningham’s is dissatisfactory as opposed to her expectations of her family name. When Scout challenges her in a questioning manor, she simply states “‘Because—he—is—trash,” implying the Finch’s are out of the Cunningham’s league. THIRD POINT: White men having ownership over black men is history in the United States which many still continue to feel an obligation to uphold. According to Atticus, race makes white people act foolish. Throughout the book, Atticus’ voice acts as a beacon of hope, giving aspiration to his children; however, in this instance Atticus dryly says “...when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins.
I supposed that is how Scout felt, along with her brother Jem, and friend Dill, as they sat through the trial of a black man accused of raping a white woman. Lee doesn’t leave the readers to play the guessing game this time on whether he will walk free or be found guilty. This is racist and discriminatory Maycomb, Alabama. The reader is already told he will not walk free. Scout, like the reader, learns that despite every piece of evidence rendering the raping of Ms. Mayella Ewell an impossible happenstance, life is simply just never
In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch defends a black man, Tom Robinson, when he is wrongly accused of raping a white girl. When he takes this job the Maycomb community instantly criticized Atticus for helping Robinson. Atticus’ two children, Scout and Jem, are also judged because of their father’s job. Almost everyone in Maycomb has preconceived judgements against Atticus and the blacks in the community. In the novel
Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” In Harper Lee’s traditional novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, Lee illustrates the theme of racism by the fear Bob Ewell inflicts upon Tom Robinson and his family and the life changing verdict Tom Robinson faces. This established fear causes Helen Robinson to avoid the usual route to and from town as well as to make the Robinson’s uneasy during the trial. No doubt Bob Ewell symbolized racism to Tom Robinson but also to his wife Helen Robinson. Bob Ewell harasses Tom’s wife, Helen, after the verdict of the trial. Although Bob Ewell a white man overpowers Helen Robinson, an African American woman, Bob enforces Helen to change directions of her route each morning.