They were dehumanized if they stepped out of line “My husband cousin... they took her tongue out for talking to the clan... You think they gone take our tongues? For talking to you?” (Stockett, 301)- Winnie (A black maid). Black people were denied the right to speak their mind or else they would be tortured or killed. They had to write the novel in secrecy in fear that they would get caught and killed. All the rights of a human being were denied to the black society in which freedom of speech and freedom in society were not
Else he gets mad. How’d you like not to talk to anybody”(95) Curley’s wife got lonely and did not have anyone to talk to. Curley’s wife said to lennie about how no one cares how she lives“Seems like ain't none of them cares how i gotta live”(96). So basically, no one doesn't care about what she does with her life or how she lives it. She started talking about her past and she said to Lennie“I lived right in Salinas.Come there when I was a kid.
Now, while a wolf whistle towards the woman was inappropriate, it wasn’t something to be punishable by death, especially by civilians, regardless of race. Emmett Till’s murder led the young Anne, Essie Mae at the time, to question people in society. Moody stated, “I was 15 years old when I began to hate people (136).” She hated the men that murdered Emmett Till, but the incident brought to her realization that this had been happening for quite a while. She remembered all the bodies of Negroes floating in the river. Obviously she was angry with the white people who were abusing and even murdering
7. 3 reasons of what the people thought caused the black death was that God was punishing Mankind for its sins, an unfavorable alignment of the planets, and they said it was bad air, and jews poisoning wells. 8. There were no real cures for the black death, because no one actually knew where it was coming from so they had to deal with it and hope to survive. 9.
This is a shocking example of racist violence in these times towards coloured voters. The Jim Crow era was an era of struggle, not just for those who suffered violence, cruelty and poverty, but for those who challenged it. Some people simply gave up and moved to the freer Northern states. This led to making conditions for the remaining African- Americans even worse due to fewer voters for pro-black parties. Sometimes they weren’t able to vote for fear of being lynched by racists.
She was forced to wear a public symbol of shame and was shunned to the outskirts of society. The Puritan society is the true antagonist of this story because they alienated her from their culture and branded her as an adulteress. Throughout the entire book, Hawthorne follows Hester and the other characters in the aftermath of Hester’s punishment. Except, couldn’t this of been avoided if she was never punished at all? The extent of Hester’s punishment ran into the very fabric of the town.
Some of the women who were involved into sexual relations with their owners gave birth to children, but such facts did not help the women and their children to get free, instead, slave owners would sell away such women, giving them no chance to see their families again. Sexual exploitation had another very serious impact on black families, as men, husbands, could not protect their wives from being involved into sexual relationship with slave owners. Women could be sexually harassed or raped by their owners, while nobody could protect them, because all slaves were punished severely for even the smallest faults they
The lack of knowledge in Maycomb about the outside world and their opinions about black people ingrains ‘Maycomb’s usual disease’ into their minds as they have no other opinions about black people. This is shown by the crowd’s outrage as they gather to lynch Tom, not knowing that he was innocent, but blinded by ... ... middle of paper ... ...sirable traits to have as they can motivate you through the toughest tasks and drive you to do what should be done instead of abandon your duties. In conclusion, Harper Lee’s book To Kill a Mockingbird highlights the horrible prejudice and ignorance towards black people in the southern town of Maycomb, but also shows wisdom and compassion as not only desirable but necessary traits to have to withstand the bombardment of pre-conceived ideas from the people surrounding you, and also portrays these qualities as a shield to people around
She kept it a secret that she had male genitalia and was murdered by four men when they found out. These four men suffer from transphobia, which is the fear of a transgender individual. The movie shows the murder trials and the life Gwen lived of constantly being ridiculed and picked on for expressing who she was. Not only did Gwen’s fellow classmates, family and other individuals in society have a problem with how she expressed herself, but she often felt as though there was something wrong with her. These are direct quotes in the movie between Gwen and her mother: Gwen/ Eddie: I hate my life mom, I hate it every single day!
Anti-slavery I think that people should be against slavery because it’s wrong to force a person to do something they don’t want to do. Many African Americans were split up and lost their families because of slavery. They were treated terribly and got hurt from the people that bought them. They were beaten and hundreds died. They weren’t allowed to do anything that white people were allowed to do, they were discriminated.