Atticus Speech “Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levelers, and in our courts all men are created equal.” “Gentlemen, we are living in times of racism, in times of poverty, in times of cruel judgement. But let me ask you gentlemen, how are negroes worse than caucasians? How does the color of your skin determine whether you deserve to live or not? Think about these questions to yourselves. Everyone knows this case should not have taken place.
In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s word, the white always wins. They’re ugly, but these are the facts of life” (Lee 252). 2. (analysis)The speech that Atticus shares with his children proves how much injustice and racism goes on in their town. Atticus tries to tell Jem and Scout that whatever happens between a white man and a black man, the white man will always win.
Chelsea Adams 9/29/14 Block 3 Immigration DBQ Essay In the period from 1890 to 1928 the U.S. had millions of immigrants pour into America from all over the world for a variety of reasons. The U.S. government had two outlooks on the situation during this time period. The American people did not agree on the immigrant’s flowing into America at such a high rate but as time went on the American. To the other side of the political spectrum. Many of these theories were based off of racism and the feeling of Anglo-Saxon Supremacy.
He, unfortunately, cannot do anything about it, so he is forced to listen and do as the white men tell him to. This unfortunate type of manner was common back in the early to mid-1900s. Laws, which were known as the Jim Crow laws, were put into place by white men to substitute for the end of slavery, to keep the black men “in their place”. This type of behavior is pitiful. It shows how inconsiderate and cruel humans can be.
Yet a wise man such as Atticus does not fully understand how the citizens of Maycomb can be so irrational and unjust in their prejudiced views of others. This is shown in Part one of Harper Lee’s novel as Atticus tells his brother Jack, ‘Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I will never truly understand.’ Atticus is a great influence on Scout through his actions and words, however he does not force her to act in this way. Atticus has the highest respect for everyone in Maycomb, regardless of gender, age or race. This is shown in his defence for Tom Robinson and his employment and loyalty to Calpurnia. He also demonstrates this when he explains Boo-Radley’s situation and reprimands Scout for treating a boy at her school badly because he was of lower class.
and everyone sees different issues more serious than others. If weighing the both the positive and negative aspects of immigration, it is shown that the positive would beat out the negative. The negative aspects have to do with either an opinion on someone’s race and immigrants don’t actually even steal American jobs, Americans are just too lazy to fight for them back. Immigrants help the U.S. in many ways, and most people don’t even acknowledge one of the positive reasons. Why must Americans not realize the bigger picture in issues?
4.1 1. because they already had equal rights, by doing this they showed there support for the blacks and In doing this, they agreed their threatmeant was totally inhumane. 2. they were racist and weren’t used to blacks being treated equal 3. the people are curiousto what is happen, as well as anger and amazement. 4.3 1. blacks weren’t usually allowed to be served but they had vip cards. 2. He was completly out numbered and had no idea what to do, this made him uneasy as he could not to resort to violence.
By calling the white woman a victim, Staples accepts the social perception that he perpetrator. He comes to realize the “unwieldy inheritance” of being born into a race with the unwarranted Jordan 2 “ability to alter public space.” At this point in the authors life, he does not like what he was born in to because he does not want people to categorize him as a rapist, mugger, or any other criminal without knowing who he truly
During this case he states “but there is one country where all men are created equal” and of course by that meaning the American jurisdiction. However his arguments, logic and even emotional appeal do not allow the towns people to open their eyes against prejudice. He proves to us that he is a true hero, since he is speaking in a roomful of man, who have been taught from their birth that whites and blacks can not co-exist. It shows that he is truly whiling to take the extra step to help an innocent man. This is truly a situation in which a simple self centred human would not be able to be so selfless.
The word “nigger” is also designed to make the reader feel inferior and ashamed of the way the character has been treated. However Candy justifies his Bosses actions as he sees nothing wrong or immoral in them. By doing this Steinbeck is showing the reader that the society was used to this kind of treatment and that it was applied towards black people on everyday life bases. This quotation shows us that black people’s rights were very limited and that they were not able to stand up for their believes and they accepted the racism they had to endure with. Secondly we are told about Crooks humble accommodation, and the way he had been isolated from the rest of the society due to the fact that he is not a white resident.