Tom is an African American man in the small town that was accused of raping a white woman. He was accused of this crime by Mayella Ewell who comes from a family that faces prejudice themselves by the rest of the town because they are viewed as “trash” themselves. Since Tom is black, he is automatically viewed by the town as guilty. Tom is viewed as trash by the people of Maycomb, particularly Mrs. Dubose. In Chapter 11, Mrs. Dubose tells Jem and Scout that their “father’s no better than the niggers and trash he works for!” (Lee 135) This quote shows that Mrs. Dubose views Tom , especially him being black, as trash.
Additionally, we feel the incredulity of Leonard when he tell stories of Sammy and wants to find the truth of the murderer who killed and raped his wife. A composer use piano, keyboard, violin and bass to makes sad sound, playing when Natalie and Leonard said about losing their beloved. But in the film doesn’t often use sound because they use silence and the actor to build feeling. The director uses the first person aspect to direct this film because it shows the situation Leonard facing. The director uses the clever technique to use color to distinguish the different scenes easily.
Luminescence creates the effect of emotion through shadows and value. High key lighting shows innocence and excitement while low key lighting shows dramatic or evil tendencies.. Burton uses a gothic style like this to convey his childhood and to connect with his own pieces of work. In the film “Edward Scissorhands”, Low key lighting was demonstrated when Peg looked at Edward for the first time and he was just a shadow walking towards her due to the lack of lighting. This shows that Edward was portrayed as a gothic outsider ever since the beginning of the movie and for some people, it even stuck until the end. This made some of the audience connect to Edward through their own experiences and Tim allowed the audience to relate.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in Maycomb, Alabama during the great depression. The city of Maycomb is a very racist city and thinks one race is more superior than the other. Boo Radley is a white individual who never left his house because of the ways society viewed him. Tom Robinson was a black man who got framed of a crime that he did not do. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the symbol of a Mockingbird is shown multiple times throughout the book through Boo Radley and Tom Robinson showing their innocents.
In the book, he is assigned to defend a black man in court who is accused of raping a white woman. When Atticus’s daughter, Scout, talks about what happened at school, she says that “...the school buzzed with talk about him [Atticus] defending Tom Robinson, none of which was complimentary” (Lee 92). The racist people of Maycomb, Alabama were all annoyed and horrified at Atticus for taking the case. Many people at the time believed that all black men were criminals. The townspeople did not feel like Atticus should be defending a negro.
We will always wonder the sad, unfortunate death about the judgement against racism in American’s history. A song called, “Strange Fruit” is perhaps one of the greatest poem and song ever written to protest the hatred of discrimination to colors. This poem was written by a Jewish white high school male teacher named Abel Meeropol, who was inspired by a haunted photographic picture of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith being lynched in Marron, Indiana. After seeing an image of the lynch, Meeropol was deeply disturbed which explained how it “Haunted” him “for days” (Blair). This made Meeropol opened his eyes to display the ugly truth about the horrors that African-Americans experienced through the abolition.
Throughout the novel, Pap abused the beloved Huck, so readers learned to despise him. So, when pap ranted about how he would “never vote again” (36) when he saw an African American man vote, readers are given the choice to be like pap or change their racist views. Twain uses the likeability of Huck and the hatred of Pap to change racist views. Mark Twain also used the king, another dislikeable character, to change racist attitudes. After the scam with the Wilks family money, the king and the duke went to a different town to get money.
In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, many people are born into a life and perspective that all black people are inherently bad. This is what explains the reason for Tom Robinson’s false charge and verdict. As the trial goes on and reaches the final verdict, people are torn between different views as Tom Robinson is shot and killed while trying to escape jail. After the death of Tom Robinson, the town of Maycomb learns that a different perspective is not always a bad perspective. Scout, Jem, and Uncle Jack Finch demonstrate the use of a different perspective in a positive way when the negative seems to overwhelm them.
For example, the communications between characters in “To Kill A Mockingbird”, such as those with racial differences, represent the disrespect that each character has for one another; this is shown through the use of inappropriate language and actions. Another reason why this is a Southern Gothic novel is that many of the characters, such as the protagonist, are forced to confront the town’s deep-seated racism. For instance, the dialogue of one of the community members illustrates the predominant injustice exhibited throughout the town. Ms.Dubose states, “ Your father is no better than the African Americans and trash he works for!” (Lee 135). Overall, this shows that the book’s gothic perspective is continually upheld by the community actions.
Joe represents the old South and how if it doesn’t change it will die. The choice of Joe struggling to choose an identity is like he is punishing others for giving him the option to choose. He is trying to weigh the pros and the cons of each race. Sometimes he will use his race for his own benefit and other times he will use it for a weakness. For example, when he was having sex with Bobbie he told he was “black and had nigger blood”, this caused Bobbie to not want to be with him or have him get beaten after the church scene.