The jury was corrupted by bias thoughts which resulted in an unfair trial. That did not go in favor of the accused, in this case, the one accused was Miguel, he was accused of sexual;y harassing two girls in a bathroom. He pleaded innocent, also stating that they have the wrong person. One of the jurors, on the other hand, stated that Peña Rodriguez was guilty of sexual assault because he was Mexican and that “Mexican men take whatever they want.” The fact that someone could say this and get away with it disgusts me. Later the juror was ratted out by his fellow juror, his response, “nine times out of 10 Mexican men were guilty of being aggressive toward women and young girls” in his experience, the jurors said, adding that H.C. called the defendant “an illegal.” (Peña
Racism is one of the biggest problems in Maycomb. It is constantly shown in the book. Most of the people in Maycomb are racist. People like Atticus choose to ignore it. In To Kill a Mockingbird it states, “Countless evenings Atticus would find Jem furious at something Mrs. Dubose had said when we went by.
One example of this is Mr. B. B. Underwood. Mr. B. B. Underwood is a somewhat racist man who is furious over Tom Robinson’s death. On page 275 it is quoted “He linked Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children, and Maycomb thought he was trying to write an editorial poetical enough to be reprinted in The Montgomery Advertiser.” A another example of this is on page 174.
In To Kill a Mockingbird prejudice in Maycomb is terrible. There are two major people in To Kill A Mockingbird that are prejudged severely. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are the two main people who are prejudged. There is also one other man who prejudged, Atticus Finch. All three of these men are mockingbirds.
Appearance VS. Reality In the novel To Kill a MockingBird written by Harper Lee there are many events that occur that show the theme of appearance vs Reality. Throughout the story Boo radley is looked at as a monster that hides in his house and scares children. Mrs.Dubose is an old lady who had a morphine addiction and Tom robinson is known for sexualy abuseing a young white woman. There are many characters in To Kill A Mockingbird that are seen differently from whom they truly are in reality, this is because in this era people look at black people differently and don’t treat them as equally than they would look at white man or woman during this time.
The texts I will be covering to support this credo are The Nest and To Kill A Mockingbird. My first text To Kill a Mockingbird is a very big part in proving it’s on the inside that counts as they’re multiple characters such as Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. Boo Radley is an example as there were many bad rumors going on about him
Maya Angelou once said, “Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.” Prejudice is a dark stain on our society. Just like the spider, it makes everywhere its home. Its specialty is creeping into a person’s mind and teaching them how to insult, criticize, and condemn. During the 1960s, in southern society, discrimination was stronger than ever. In her novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Lee portrays prejudice as a contagious disease that infects Maycomb’s citizens through its numerous pathogens including sexism, classism, and racism.
To Kill A Mockingbird Essay In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee intrigues readers to her story filled with truth and rumours. Scout and Jem always feared the Radley’s especially, Boo Radley. Notoriously known the rumor of stabbing Mr. Radley in the leg. Everything changes after Boo Radley saves Scout and Jem from Bob Ewell. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee develops the theme to think for yourself through diction, imagery, and symbolism.
The theme of the story has to do with the title “To kill a mockingbird.” Which represents all the innocence throughout the story who become inflicted with wrong doings, decisions and ultimately some of the characters having their ideas of the world shattered. In the book Miss Maudie says “ It is a sin to kill a mocking bird.” (Harper Lee, pg. 119) Interpreting this into the understanding that hurting the innocent or powerless is morally wrong. To kill a mocking bird takes places in Maycomb, Alabama. The book is based around the 1930s, in the south where racism,
Mr. Danforth” (page 116)! By confessing to his lecherous crime, Proctor tries in vain to prove that Abigail is making false accusations to the court for the sole reason of harming Elizabeth. This is all for naught, however, as Elizabeth eventually damns them both when she unintentionally lies to protect her