Miss Gates talks about how Hitler is evil for killing all the Jews, and how being prejudiced against someone for their religion is wrong, yet she is racist against black people. So, she is a hypocrite for saying it is wrong to judge someone by their religion, but it’s ok to judge black people for their colour. Her ideas are widely the same as the people of Maycomb making it a racist and hypocritical community. 33. Bob Ewell attacked and followed Jem and Scout home, he jumped out in front of them but Jem pushed him which then made him fall on his own knife, which then killed him.
Tom Robinson is later seen as guilty. Even though it is very obvious that Bob Ewell is guilty, mainly because Tom’s left hand is useless. Because of Tom’s race, the people who see him as innocent will be looked down upon. Racism killed Tom.
/ I close my eyes & I can see men drawing lines in he dust.” (1-3) “Divides” and “lines” clearly suggest disunion. In the poem, disunion translates into the segregation that exists among American soldiers due to their race. Whites enforce separation even in Vietnamese “White Only” bars. This leads to speaker to sink in distress and ambivalence since his hope for unification has not fulfilled, he additionally asserts that “[African-American soldiers] have played Judas where / only machine-gun fire brings [them] / together.” (15-17). The speaker believes that the only parallel between him and a white soldier is a “machine-gun.” This image suggests that exasperation and indignation constantly invade the speaker’s mind, for he claims that the only bond among whites and blacks in Vietnam exists in the form of weaponry.
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. This shows that it can be prejudice because Tom`s story was not heard and he was accused of being guilty and so he was killed. In cases of Tom being wrongly accused, harassment by others, on Scout and Atticus defending the jail can have an opinion of people that is destructive. When the group of men came to kill Tom, it shows that if Scout and Jem did not have a father would be the same thing for Walter Cunningham.
Justice Racism has been one of the worst problems black people have endured since they came in touch with the white race. Racism is a belief that one's own race is superior and has the power to rule others. In Martin Luther King's writing “Letter From Birmingham Jail”, he answers the criticism given by his fellow clergyman that judged his actions as “unwise and untimely” (King5). King makes the reader understand that black people are tired of being treated as outcasts and as an inferior race thus, reassures the clergyman that black people's inalienable rights are being ignored. However, King proves to the clergyman, in his writing, that black people deserve equal rights by appealing to the reader's emotions, appealing to logic and
He does so by making the following points: the fact that the poor, uneducated, hopeless Mayella tried to cover up the fact that she broke the moral code of society by blaming Tom Robinson; the fact that the assumption that all blacks lie is untrue, and only some blacks lie, just as some whites lie; and the fact that on the street, people are not equal: some people are smarter than others, some are more talented, etc. But in a court of law, all men are equal. Through his speech, he hopes to make the jury and audience look at themselves and realize how awful prejudice really is. Unfortunately, his attempt is unsuccessful, and the innocent Tom Robinson is declared guilty of a crime he never committed, but one that was created inside the delusional mind of a poor and uneducated teenage girl. In 1935, society still fails to realize the cruelty of racism and the desperate need for acceptance; the only thing causing such hatred is skin
But he is unwavering in his will to explain and expose bitter racism. Antagonists The antagonists are not one, but many. They are the numerous rabid white racists the author meets during his transformation into a black man. They deliberately spew racial poison and almost provoke racial unrest so as to negate and annihilate the very identity of blacks and their deep yearning for liberty and equality. Though nameless and faceless, their raw racism is
Elie Wiesel on the other hand incorporated various literary techniques to convey the message of Nazi’s brutality towards their Jewish prisoners. He referred to the haggard Jews as “wild beasts of prey, with animal hatred in their eyes…” (Wiesel 95). The Jews were reduced to behave like beasts due to lack of food and water. The Nazis purposely failed to provide the Jews with sufficient supplies. Withered and disgruntled, the Jews seek to fulfill the needs that had been deprived from them.
For instance, Bigger decides to go see the movie Trader Horn to distract himself from the growing fear of robbing Blum. Wright notes that Bigger “looked at Trader Horn unfold and saw pictures of naked black men and women whirling in wild dances […]” (33). Laws dictated by white supremacy mandate racial segregation, which encourages the brute stereotype. It is a vicious cycle: white society forces black people into poverty and leaves them with little opportunity for success. While black people struggle, the media constantly portrays them as animalistic brutes.
Jimmy Cross understood this. You could blame war… A moment of carelessness or bad judgment or plain stupidity carried consequences lasted forever” (O’Brien 115). He tries blaming the death of Kiowa on the war, rain, God and concludes while the blame is some way universal, it is also intensely personal. Cross is the one who chose to camp out in the sewage fields despite the warnings of drowning in the field. Cross is most angered with Kiowa’s death because he was a good person and that it was him to blame for picking a bad spot to set up camp.