But these actions clearly have profound negative impacts in their overall development and later part of life rather than the short-term positive impacts. Cooper correctly analyses “What [corporal punishment] might do is curtail creativity, inculcate a narrative about ‘acceptable’ forms of violence enacted against black bodies, and breed fear and resentment between parents and children that far outlasts childhood”. And Coates shows that despite practices of harsh punishment, the majority of African American people are still losing their life due to police brutalities, drugs, HIV and other different things. He talks about the girl whom he loved and who taught him that love can be “soft”. Coates later realizes that corporal punishment by loving-but-hard parents can be replaced by the revelation that “love could be soft and understanding”.
Virtue can be different for everyone. For some, it may be as simple as kindness- giving something to a person in need. For others, virtue has a different, more ____(deep but in a more sophisticated way) meaning. Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird attempts to define virtue through the character Atticus, a public defense lawyer in a small Alabamian town. When he agrees to defend a black man wrongly accused of rape, both he and his children are victims of the town’s deeply ingrained prejudice and bias.
The final way that shows how labels can affect people is negativity. There is so much negativity in this book, like when the book mentioned how the Ewells were not liked. “ The Ewells have been the disgrace of maycomb for three generations.”(Lee 30) This is true and nobody in Maycomb likes the Ewells. The only reason that people were on their side for the trial was because Tom was black and the people were racist that stood against him, They didn 't stand by the Ewells because they liked them. This book shows how labels can affect almost everyone and shows how you can be judged on almost anything.
Maycomb is suffering from a lot of prejudice, and many of the people in Maycomb are, in fact racist. When Tom gets poorly accused for raping and beating a white woman and immediately goes to court. Considering the fact that he is black, he has an unfair disadvantage; people will be judging him on his race, not his alleged actions. The book takes place in the 1930s, but there is still racism around today. During Tom’s trial, the jury and the court are basing their decisions off of what Tom looks like; his skin color and not on what his actions were.
Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird has many examples of prejudice. The prejudice presented is against people such as Tom Robinson, Atticus Finch, and Boo Radley. Each is discriminated against either because of the color of their skin, who they represent in court, or just how much they isolate themselves from the town. Harper Lee’s stance on racial prejudice is that it is a foolish practice, no matter who does it. Prejudice is a very large part of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Atticus lives by a code: let your conscience be your guide. That’s why he takes on the case at the heart of the story, the defense of a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. Scout tells Atticus that most people in the town think it’s wrong to defend the accused man. But Atticus explains that “they’re entitled to full respect for their opinions. But before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself.
Maycomb’s community endure many remonstrations surrounding one major event, the trial. Numerous situations help Scout and Jem “come of age” that help them see the racism, immorality, and inequality in their community. In a child’s mind, racism may not be clear to the eye at first. Throughout the novel Scout and Jem encounter situations of witnessing racism from the people
He uses his vast knowledge of the justice system and faith in the Judge to let the town have an ounce of control. This control was valuable and misused causing the man whose life was on the line to perish. All of those around Atticus felt the affects of Tom’s death, including his wife, Helen Robinson. This is just one example of the sadness that segregation causes and the barrier, that is skin colour. As Atticus made his way to the front porch of the Robinson family home, the echo of sorrow can be heard as Helen knew her husband 's fait.
Finally, as the book comes to conclusion Tom Robinson, a black man, is pleaded quilty with the charge of raping a white women. Throughout the novel, it was proven all he was trying to do and aiming for was to help a young girl. People in society gain the evil assumption that all black men and women aren 't equal to those of a different race. A part in the novel that proves how intolerable the society is; on page 242, "A white man 's word, against a black man 's word, the white man always wins" (Lee). This quote shows how the main reason Tom was guilty was due to the color of his skin.
By analyzing the struggle of these individuals throughout Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the reader observes that the prejudiced society hurts the mockingbirds; this is important because the author demonstrates it is a sin to harm an innocent being. To start, Mayella Ewell symbolizes a mockingbird that the discriminatory society misjudges as a result of her low social class. When Scout is in first grade, readers see that the Ewells are poor and struggle to survive. Atticus tells Scout, “the Ewells had been the disgrace of Maycomb for three generations” (Lee 40). Maycomb judges the Ewells by their social class: poor whites.