Raymond speaks of how the children quickly learn that the drink that he always puts in his bag is actually coco-cola and he lies about that so people can understand why he is associating himself with the African-Americans. “Some folks don’t- like the way I live. Now I could say to hell with ‘em , I don’t care if they don’t like it. I do say I don’t care if they don’t like it, right enough- but I don’t say to hell with ‘em” (Lee 228). Dolphus is explaining that he does not care if people disapprove but at least he gives them a reason as to why he does it.
Dolphus Raymond is objected to this discrimination because of his choice to have relations with an African American woman. The people in Maycomb judge Dolphus Raymond for having children with the African American woman and think poorly of his decisions. To avoid confrontation with anyone as to why he chooses to live his life like that, he walks around drinking a beverage from a brown paper bag and sways when he walks. Scout, Jem, and Dill have a conversation with him and realize that he is not an alcoholic, he just pretends to be to avoid people from questioning his actions. Aunt Alexandria too shows this behavior when Scout asks if Walter Cunningham can come over for lunch.
First of all, the Ewell family takes Tom advantage of. He is accused that he rapes and harms Mayella who is Mr. Bob Ewell’s daughter. As Mayella says, “That nigger yonder took advantage of me an’ if you fine fancy gentlemen don’t wanta do nothing’ about it then you’re all yellow stinkin’ cowards” (Lee 188). This situation shows that black people in that period of time has no right in the same level as white people. If they get too close to white people as Tom Robinson does, it would bring their lives into disaster.
They accuse him of raping and beating a young white woman. Harper Lee's to kill a Mockingbird and John Grishman's a time to kill are both about racial prejudice in the south, Atticus Finch and Jake Brigance try to end racial prejudice in the south. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee there was a lot of racism. One example of racism was that the word "nigger" Was use a couple times. African-Americans
Black Men and Public Space In his essay “Black Men and Public Space,” Brent Staples asserts that black men are being deeply stereotyped as dangerous individual to the society. Because of the historical race that black men have always committed crimes and caused violence, now it look like black men is a sign of evildoer; for example muggers and rapists. Staples develops this claim by describing his own experiences which he has been considered as a dangerous people or a burglar. At the beginning, he uses his “first victim” to set the tone of the article. The “first victim” is a white woman, who is so afraid of him when Staples, a youngish black man, walked behind her that she quickly ran away.
“All excess is ill, but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men”, (William Penn a preacher, minister, and missionary in the late seventeenth century). In The Absolutely True diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexies shows us how alcohol abuse affects Junior's life, how painful it is to deal with the effect, and how it leads to violence and death of the ones he loves. Alcoholism is a disease that affects millions of people and it isn't different for Indians as we see in every other page of this novel. To understand why alcoholism is a disease, it's important to look up it's effects.
He was mentally unstable due to his upbringing and abusive father. His love for his mother made him the way he is. He killed older women for pleasure and to use their skin for things like masks, furniture and belts. Of all the murderers out there, he has to be the worst. The world is a better place without
Cousin Francis yelled, “He`s nothing` but a nigger-lover!” (Lee pg83). Just because Atticus was doing the right and noble thing, Cousin Francis thought that he loved black people but he did not know Tom. Although, Jem stated that, “Atticus says cheatin` a coloured man is ten times worse than cheatin` a white man.” (Lee pg201) It is worse because it is like killing a mockingbird, which is a sin, coloured men do not really bother anybody. And then Atticus explained that, “...You’ll see white men cheat black men everyday of your life, ...whenever a white man does that to a black man, ... that white man is trash.” (Lee pg220). He explained that white men always win and cheat, so the white men are the victors but the white man is always a bad man.
From the racial prejudice used against Tom Robinson, to the economical prejudice against the Cunningham family, To Kill a Mockingbird has shown how people in Maycomb look at people. This book truly shows how the people in Maycomb Alabama are prejudice towards each other. It is very devastating that people would ever treat people like this and be prejudice like they are in this
This quote is important because it showed that Bob had no respect for Atticus, and his embarrassment in court was his main priority in getting him back. "Too proud to fight, you nigger-lovin' bastard. "(272) He is saying that he knows that he was the one that raped his daughter Mayella, and takes out his anger on Atticus, and on behalf of the black community