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.
Outline Thesis: In The Scarlet Ibis and The Flowers, the prevalent thematic topic of maturation, which develops the work as a whole by aging the characters, and buiding them in an upwards climax throughout the work. a. Withing the scarlet Ibis, the events that force their maturation develop the book. i. In a court case, a black man named Tom Robinson was ruled guilty by an extremely racist jury. He was obviously (due to the evidence) innocent, but racist southerners of the jury ruled him guilty anyways.
Tom’s lawyer, Atticus Finch, does his very best to represent Tom and provide the facts and evidence of Tom’s innocence. Despite his efforts, the racism of the jury wins out. They deliver a verdict of guilty, sentencing Tom Robinson to death. Atticus tries to convince Tom that they may have a chance to win an appeal for a new trial. However, Tom believes he will once again be judged by the color of his skin, and no evidence of any kind could prove his innocence.
When Scout asked Atticus what it meant he said it in a way she couldn’t understand and also told her he didn’t want to see her in a fight ever a again. She didn’t understand why but really Atticus was teaching her how to endure the different types of persecution due to his case. Jem is mentally influenced by the verdict and Atticus’s moral/social courage . At the court he is for certain that Atticus will win the case because of all the evidence that Atticus pointed out especially about Tom’s hand .The jury had turned a blind eye to his evidence ,Jem is overwhelmed by the outcome and then realized that Maycomb is different from the way he perceived it. He then tries his very best to hold it all in like Atticus .
When Douglas is put with a nearly impossible task, and fails to do so, Covey punishes Douglass harshly. But Douglass does not intend to be broken either, and his year with Covey culminates in a violent fistfight with the overseer. Douglas is strong and he does not give up. In the end, Covey gives up the fight. Douglas says that he had to be victorious, “because [Douglas’] aim had not been to injure [Covey], but prevent his injuring [him].” (Douglas, p.186) This brutal struggle, Douglass recalls, "rekindled in my breast the smouldering embers of liberty (.
In the April 21st entry in the diary found to be John Wilkes Booth’s, he writes, “And why; For doing what Brutus was honored for, what made Tell a Hero. And yet I for striking down a greater tyrant than they ever knew am looked upon as a common cutthroat...” (Goodrich 556). His actions would soon lead to acts of violence spread across the entirety of the country and set the tone for the years to follow. Mob violence became commonplace North and South alike where men were beaten for the slightest show of gratitude towards the death of Lincoln. Even at the hands of a policeman a man was clubbed and sentenced to six months in jail for exclaiming, “Old Abe, that son of a bitch, is dead, and he ought to have been killed long ago” (Goodrich 227).
Public places in the country would have two separate sections in order to make sure no blacks and whites were together. A white man’s word always beats a black man’s word due to racism. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, we see many examples of equality. The main example of equality is in the court trial. In this trial, there is an African-American named Tom Robinson.
Caroline Reinicke Professor Swart English 101 October 11th 2012 The Consequences of Racial Stereotyping In Brent Staples Essay “Just Walk on by: Black Men and Public Spaces” He talks about being mistaken for a robber, rapist or almost any type of criminal. He talks about all the consequences that have come upon him because people racial stereotyping him. He tells us about several occasions where he was just going about his everyday life when people thought that he was a criminal, judging him based only on his skin color. Even though he’s not a criminal Staples tells us that he knows a lot of black men, like himself, are and that he’s seen them locked away and even helped bury some. At the end of his Essay we see how he has changed many things about himself for the benefit of other people.
Atticus Finch, without much support from the others in Maycomb, shows his heroism when he tackles the racism in Maycomb alone. First, the racism in Maycomb is shown through several of the events that happens in the book, then Atticus Finch, gets appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a black person who is accused of raping a white girl, the verdict of the trial is obvious, but through what Atticus does for the trial, even without anyone’s help, Atticus shows his brave, heroic character when he challenges racism in Maycomb despite all the difficulties he has to overcome. The novel, To kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a classic book which shows the racism against the black population in the 1930s in America through a criminal trial in which a black
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus defends Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman, in a court trial. The town of Maycomb turns against him due to this. Atticus, furious about the reaction from his town, explains, “…why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a negro comes up, is something I don’t pretend to understand” (Lee 88). Atticus does not have any racial biases, and he does not agree with the views of the majority of the people of Maycomb. Atticus, describing his beliefs to Jem, “…The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be