Both tom Buchanan and George Wilson are two vastly different people but are alike in the most unusual ways. They are the only two characters in the book to use violence; both say they “love” Myrtle and both fight for their women only when they are about to lose them. That is where the similarities cease. Tom is the man who cheats on his wife daisy, with George 's wife Myrtle, and then proceeds to slap her when she would not stop speaking Daisy 's name. George, on the other hand, is a passionate and faithful husband to Myrtle and is crushed to learn that she was cheating on him so much so that he assassinates Gatsby whom he thinks was cheating with myrtle and murdered to get rid of the evidence of his adultery.
In Virginia of 1967 black and whites were not aloud to marry one another. The state of Virginia took this to the court and the united state constitution said that they agree with blacks and whites should not marry. With this decision came a punishment for whoever decided to break this new law. The United States supremacy court said "that because its miscegenation statutes punished both white and black participants in an interracial marriage equally, they cannot be said to constitute invidious discrimination based on race and, therefore, the statutes commanded mere rational basis
It was the realization that everything that they had been conditioned to think or react was in fact just a shield to control the what was the “inferior” race in their eyes. Many white Southerners tried to resist the change, claiming they were only helping the black population or keeping balance by “protecting” them from what radical thinking could spring from. Thankfully later on in the century, this racist mindset was brought to light and black civil rights activists became more prominent figures as they fought for equal opportunities. A battle that had arguably happened much later than it should have, set off by the works and efforts of those like Griffin, who went against the flow of societal norms in risky experiments. So while there were flaws and mistakes in John Griffin’s experiment in Black Like Me, that same experiment helped bring the mindset of many inside and even outside of the South into a better, less deprived view of the world around them with some resistance.
In the novel, Tangerine by Edward Bloor, Erik is characterized as a psychopath. Erik is callous to the people around him. On page 113, it says “Erik carrying all of him football gear, swiped at Arthur with his helmet and said ‘Hey check it out it’s Mohawk Man’s brother.’” This shows that Erik doesn’t care about anyone feelings. He doesn’t care so he makes fun of Joey's dead brother. In the story, Erik is also very selfish.
All Huck needs is to believe in himself and not worry about any family. Pap is a terrible father to Huck “he is a monster, a vicious child abuser Mark Twain and Manhood 101 nouncing how the law could stand between him and "a man 's own son, which he has had all the trouble and all the anxiety and all the expense of raising," but actually bemoaning his inability to grab Huck 's money. Pap 's only sense of worth comes from asserting his meager white supremacy” (Obenzinger 101). Huck would rather act as though he was dead than live a life with a man like Pap as his father. After Pap finally comes back to see Huck and decides that he wants to live with him Huck starts to get uneasy.
The Wolf of Wall Street is a novel based on the real life of Jordan Belfort. The novel is written from a male perspective and is full of stereotypes, women in the book are completely objectified, none of the female characters are given any depth and are only described only through their physical appearance. They are merely sex objects for Belfort’s enjoyment. Belfort leaves his first wife for a better looking woman showing how they are just trophies to him and when Belfort’s wife leaves him after he loses his money she is seen in a negative light and as a gold digger even though Belfort abused and cheated on her. I would argue that The wolf of wall street should be included on the grounds that it actually negatively portrays the stereotypes themselves, at the end of the novel Belfort is washed up and degraded so therefore all his actions including his ill treatment of women is shown as a bad
George suspects the cheating, but never truly discovers what is going on before she dies. Tom lied to George as well in order to keep his affair secret. He then ends up saving himself and killing Gatsby by blaming Myrtle 's death on Gatsby in the quote, ”He ran over Myrtle like you 'd run over a dog and never even stopped his car" (178). He explains this here, “There was nothing I could say, except the one unutterable fact that it wasn 't true” (178). Over time, the consequences begin to take effect on George and his mental health goes downhill due to the shadieness of the upper class.
‘Lennie begged, “Le 's do it now. Le 's get that place now.”’ George concurs, places the Luger on the back of Lennie’s head, and shoots him. One of the most controversial aspects of George Steinbeck 's novel Of Mice and Men, was the death of Lennie by his friend’s hands. Many believe that George murdered him in Lennie’s best interest, yet many others believe that George was being selfish and with his act, removed the burden of Lennie. However, George was completely justified in murdering Lennie as he had no other choice if he wanted what’s best for his friend and the world at large.
All in all Tom dies for no reason and represents a mockingbird because of that. Overall, Harper Lee uses characterization in To Kill a Mockingbird to show that the innocent should be protected. Jem loses his innocence first when he realizes that Boo Radley in a victim. After that Boo is victimized by the town because he stays inside unlike everyone else. Lastly Tom is taken advantage of by the Ewells and it cost him his life.
By solely reading, “But all I can say is that if you are willing to dig below the surface, you will discover the real Skeezie Tookis, and there you will find as big a heart as was ever produced by the little town of Paintbrush Falls, New York,” on page one and two, you can identify his benevolence towards others. Bobby constantly beats his ingenuity down, due to the fact that his father discourages it. Mike Goodspeed, Bobby’s dad, isn’t an ideal figure to idolize because once his wife died “he hit the bad times” (page 62). This included a series of alcoholism, job loss, depression, and bankruptcy, but as an attempt to cheer up his mourning son and be an exceptional father, Mr. Goodspeed shared his wife’s favorite sandwich recipe: marshmallow fluff, peanut butter, and bread. Bobby started bringing in the sandwich for lunch as a coping mechanism for his grief, but naive classmates commenced calling Bobby “Fluff” (pg.