By doing this she is simulating society’s discrimination of minority groups. A variety of documentary conventions has been used to persuade the viewer to accept Jane Elliot’s point of view on issues of discrimination such as education family equality and acceptance. One of the issues that Jane Elliot is particularly concerned about is equality and unfair treatment of African Americans in society In Bertman Verhaags documentary Blue Eyed Jane Elliot is seen trying to bring equality to blacks and whites through her blue eyed brown eyed exercise. The documentary conventions of shot construction
But what made one successful and the other damaged? Overall, Ruth succeeds as opposed to her father because she created a liberal, structured, and loving home. One of the major lessons Ruth passes to her children is that of racial blindness. This is seen throughout the book as a means to advance in society and overcome challenges that have affected those of color for many years. Ruth demonstrates this lesson by responding to the claim of g-d’s lack of race by stating that “…g-d is the color of water”.
This quote is a very informative proof for Atticus’ philosophical vision. He is advising Scout not to judge people without knowing what their life is like (he refers to Burris Ewell). This is a very beneficial moment for Scout since she is growing up. By doing this Atticus teaches her that all people are equitable. Second, Atticus shows Scout that he has to defend black people, even if it is perceived as being unethical.
Consider alternative dramatic functions of the role of Irwin OR Mrs Lintott in The History Boys and their contribution to the comic impact of the play, with close reference to a key scene. She is a whip-smart, caring and motherly senior history teacher who is loved by her students. Her students call her tot or tottie which is very ironic because she is a big-bone woman. Together with Irwin and Hector, she makes sure that the boys will pass the exam. She teaches history to the students as what inscribed on the books and hesitatingly lets Irwin shapes the mindset of the boys for she knows that the boys will not get the Oxbridge scholarship if they are still as innocent as the previous semester.
The word “sensation” also suggests that her feelings are instinctive and can't be helped. This shows her feelings negatively as he dampens her and could be a symbol for society as that too, continues to hold her back. Another way Lee presents Scout's negative feelings of Aunt Alexandra is by using the quotation: “ Aunty had continued to isolate me long after Jem and Francis had graduated to the big table.” This suggests that although Jem and Scout should be equal in her Aunt's eyes, it is clear that Jem is favoured as he is the traditional view of a boy in that society. The phrase “isolate” implies that Scout is seen as different and is punished for it, as she isn't the idealistic image in her Aunt's eyes. Moreover, Scout could represent the inequality of women in the 1930's as both Jem and Francis are males and Scout has been separated just because of her gender even though her Aunty is also female.
Jennifer English 27 February 2013 The Blue Eye Experiment The Concept of the blue eye experiment is to get the point across that everyone is the same. No one should be treated differently because of his or her race, age, religion etc. By getting treated differently the persons self esteem is getting lower making them perform tasks in which they are more pronate to fail at. In the video “A class divided” the teacher named Jane Elliot told the kids in the class that the blue-eyed kids were better. Blue-eyed kids were smarter, could take 2nds for lunch, could drink out of the fountain and couldn’t be with their brown-eyed friends.
She observed what happened. The next day, she told the class that people with brown eyes were actually better than people with blue eyes. What she discovered is very intriguing. His experience has allowed us to understand why people discriminate against others. After Martin Luther King Jr's death, Jane Elliott wanted to teach his class racism.
It’s only when we come to accept our differences that we truly belong People are threatened by what is different – the unknown, the other. It is only when an individual recognizes and accepts their differences do they truly belong. The Simple Gift by Steven Herrick, 10 Things I Hate About You directed by Gil Junger and Numb by Linkin Park all show the impact of this decision on an individual. A poor or negative relationship can often influence an individual’s sense of belonging. In Steven Herrick’s verse novel The Simple Gift; the protagonist Billy experiences feelings of alienation because of his abusive father.
Bigger’s actions and thoughts were driven by a fear that was established by psychological and sociological damage. From the beginning of the novel the reader is aware of the relationship between the whites and the blacks. The first scene to show the damaged psychology of Bigger and all African Americans is when Bigger and his black friend Gus act as though they were white. They pretend they are white people in different situations and take turns becoming the “leader”. This scene is crucial in showing how obvious the social fractures are and the damage it has caused to African American sociology.
She had explained to him the difference between colored people and niggers. They were easily identifiable. Colored people were neat and quiet; niggers were dirty and loud" (87.) The family has abandoned their race because of the abuse and shame imposed upon them by the white people and because of this they have come to believe that the white people are superior because of their color, and the shame and hate they feel for themselves is displayed by their emulation of ideal white lifestyle. Although it is well hidden, the misery that Geraldine and her family feel is still present in their lives.