Why Do Churches Occur In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Ever since the time of slavery, churches have been the one place where both races could go and not have to worry. These institutions in the mid 20th century had a chance to unite, but failed to do so. Generations of the same opinion had told them they couldn’t stand together, because one was inferior to the other. During the mid 20th century, churches stayed separated instead of uniting as one to help each other, because the status quo said it wasn’t right. In To Kill a Mockingbird, churches prove that they want no part of helping one another solve racial issues. When Calpurnia brings Jim and Scout to her church, she didn’t expect anyone to say anything about it, given what their father was doing, but this proved to be untrue. Almost as soon as she steps in the door with them, one member, named Lulu tells Calpurnia,”You ain’t got no business bringin’ white chillun here-they got their church, we got our’n.”(Lee 158). This goes to show that not matter who you were, members of the opposite church were not supportive. Even with Scout and Jim’s father representing Tom Robinson, who was a member of that church, they were not welcome in the colored church. Now we can only imagine what it would be…show more content…
Instead, some have been outright opponents, refusing to understand the freedom movement and misrepresenting its leaders; all too many others have been more cautious than courageous and have remained silent behind the anesthetizing security of stained glass windows.” (King). In this statement, King is saying that the church leaders who were going against him were not seeing it from King’s side, refusing to try to even comprehend why King and his group were doing the things they did. As for those who were hiding behind the “security of stained glass windows”, most of these individuals did what any other person would do, and looked at society for
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