In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee there is an abundance of discrimination against race as well as social and gender discrimination. The main character Scout is judged for being a tomboy, while Walter is discriminated for being a part of the “Lower class” in Maycomb. In general, any type of discrimination can cause alienation, anger and hurt. No one should be valued by their race, salary,gender or education. Even though Walter is not a key player in the the novel, his character still faces discrimination,he is discriminated against because of his family's social class.
Aurora Young Mrs. Austin Honors English I-AoIT 1, May 2017 Racial Inequality and Injustice in To Kill a Mockingbird Racism is an unrestrained force that plagues the society of today. It provides heavily opinionated theories, whether they are positive or negative, about all races.
Racial Issues and How it Affects the Everyday Life Racial issues are brought up constantly in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. One area that race issues affect is education, and those who are black have harder times in school due to a lot of different factors. In the article How the Stress of Racism Affects Learning, it talks about the life of a 15 year old Zion Agostoni. In his school and his neighborhood, there are cops everywhere and they follow him to school some days to “protect the city” and the cops acts affect his school work.
of respect for African American holy worship; a sacrosanct place they treat with deference is used for sinful gambling by whites. The African Americans were immediately taken aback when they saw Jem and Jean Louise enter the church, as they are unaccustomed to seeing whites at their all-black church. One African American woman even goes to say that “ [Calpurnia] ain’t got no business bringin white chillun here- they got their church, we got our’n.” This viewpoint is clearly a product of race segregation and demonstrates how irrevokably shocking it was, during that time period, for two white children to enter an African-American church.
Have you ever witnessed a case of racial and social inequality? In a perfect world, there would be true racial, social equality, where everyone would be respected as a person, no matter their gender, race, or social class. However, this perfect world does not exist. America, or any other country in this world, will never truly achieve racial and social equality. There is too much hate and too vast of a difference, for people to accept each other.
Brendan Cregan Mr. Li English 9 Honors 31 March 2017 The People of Maycomb and Their Prejudices After reading To Kill a Mockingbird, one might ask if the people of maycomb are truly “bad” people. While a jury composed of purely Maycombians decided that Tom Robinson was guilty of a crime that he unmistakably did not commit, I do not believe that the general public of Maycomb is a foul or hateful group. The reason that I would argue this is that while their actions have lead to a social injustice, they are unable to retrospect and recognise their own faults and prejudice.
It is proven that racial prejudice has the greatest negative effect on society as it hurts people and makes them feel completely unwanted. In To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, racial prejudice has the greatest negative effect on its victims just as it did to Tom Robinson and Calpurnia. There are different types of prejudice portrayed in this novel, but racial prejudice has made the greatest effect. It ultimately lowered all of its victim’s self-esteem. Along with making their life seem less valuable in their own eyes.
City of Maycomb is a cruel and harsh place to live, due to the environment that people are racist and thinks that the white people have more power than the black people. Not getting a full equal right is not fair. During the Tom Robinson’s trial, people only said that he was guilty because he was a black man; while Ewell was white. Many black people has thought that it was unfair to not get equal rights, the white people made something called “separate but equal”. Which is impossible to be.
Have you ever wondered what life for an African American would be like before the Civil Rights in the 1960’s? We know that life isn’t very equal for them in society. This theme takes place in a book called To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In the story, a girl named Scout and her brother Jem live in a small town named Maycomb with their father Atticus. They live the lives of normal children except for indirectly seeing the inequality of blacks.
During the Great Depression in the United States, many were left poor and with an insufficient amount of food and money. Due to such despair in the 1930’s, racial prejudice views inflicted more pain upon the people. In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, Lee places the people of Maycomb in 4 separate classes, splitting up many of the characters based upon their race and economic stance. The rich, white folks would be examples as Atticus, Miss Maudie, and Aunt Alexandra.
In the world right now, there is still inequality for all. People are criticized everyday because of how they look, speak, dress, act, etc. In America, although there is people that are changing, there with always be that small group of people that won’t change their views on what they believe is right and wrong in our society. You can also see this in the book, To Kill A Mockingbird, written by author, Harper Lee. All throughout the novel, you can see how white people are superior to the African Americans that live in the same town.