Before he died in 1954, without even acknowledging his son, Scott defaulted on the judgment. In 1939, Kathleen and her brother were sentenced to five years of imprisonment for the robbery of a West Virginia gas station; Charles went to live with a maternal aunt and a sadistic uncle. This uncle often spoke of him as a “sissy” and gave him girls’ school clothes to assist him in “acting like a man”. Charlie’s strictly religious aunt believed all pleasures were sinful. On the other hand, his alcoholic tramp for a mother let him go about as he wished, so this put him in between some very different disciplinary approaches.
If it was seen, people would say, why s he sittin with the colored folks? (Lee 163). To Kill A Mockingbird also shows discrimination against lawyers. Lawyers have always been deeply discriminated against. They are discriminated for what they believe, stand for, and everything that they represent.
Her father Atticus, a lawyer, had a choice to defend a black man, Tom Robison, who was being accused of raping and beating up a young white women. At the time, Tom Robison was married with kids. To many people, he is a hard working respected black man. Myella, the young women who was beaten and raped, came from a very poor family
Spencer Bryson Quotation Insertion Boo is being unfairly isolated When Boo and his friends were caught disturbing the peace in their youth, the judge sent the boys to the state industrial school but Mr. Radley decided he would rather punish Boo himself so “Mr. Radley’s boy was not seen again for fifteen years” (Lee 13). Clearly Mr. Radley wants to keep Boo isolated. Wild rumours have spread about Boo Radley The children of Maycomb were led to believe false information by Stephanie Crawford who claims that when “His father entered the room [and as he] passed by, Boo drove the scissors into his parent’s leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants, and resumed his activities” (13). No one knows for sure if this even actually happened as Boo has been kept inside for decades now, and there is no proof which supports this rumour and the other crazy lies being spread around.
Tom is the mockingbird in “To Kill a Mockingbird” because he never did anything to hurt anybody but was accused of rape by Bob Ewell, Tom ended up dying toward the end because he was “guilty”. Jem and Scout find it hard to believe that Tom was guilty. Scout learns a painful yet truthful lesson from her father in chapter 23 that “As you grow older (Scout), you'll see white men cheat black men everyday of your life, but let me tell you something and dont forget it-whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, that white man is
. A prejudice person uses the term "niggerr-lover" to put out the idea that an induvidual is treating an African-American with special rights. In other words, giving an African-American respect, which was unheard of in the past. Atticus is givin the job of defending Tom Robinson in court against his charges of raping Mayella Ewell. Throughout the entire process of the preparing for the trial, Atticus treats Tom no differantly than he would treat any white man.
Brandon Montellano Mr. Nadherny Patterns in Literature, Period 5 11 November 2011 Themes of To Kill a Mockingbird “It is a sin to kill a mockingbird” Said by Atticus Finch, father of two children and a defender of an innocent man, Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman who is put in court for the act he did not do. In the story to kill a mocking bird, Scout, the daughter of Atticus, sees many different themes such as prejudice, intoerance and courage shown and demonstrated trough out many characters and especially through the Tom Robinson case. Prejudice today is nothing different than it was back than where people judge and say thing about others who they see through a foggy window. Though many types of prejudice
I agree with the essay topic and I believe that after reading Harper Lee’s classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, the reader is left with a sense of hope despite the persecution of the coloured folk who live in the outskirts of Maycomb County. Tom Robinson, the Negro who is being accused of raping Mayella Ewell, stays true to himself and never fails to be honest with the jury. Through this we are exposed to the courage and valiance of the indomitable human spirit. Readers are left with a sense of hope because even though there is a presence of persecution, some people of the society begin to see the racism and believe that there is an injustice being done to the coloured folk. Atticus was one person who could see this injustice and he taught
After the civil war ended, the United States of America was still being exposed to vast amounts of racism, while people continued to fight for equal rights and freedom. Slavery was officially over in 1865, but there was still no equality for the blacks. In place of having the Negroes enslaved, the former white slave owners and racists alike would instead continue to oppress them by further segregation and assault, while the white authorities turned a blind eye because they were often part of the problem. In society, they were viewed as second-class citizens; forced to use segregated areas of washrooms, entrances, restaurants, public transit, and recreational facilities; such as churches. It took nearly one hundred years for the black population
Mr. Gilmer, the prosecutor, used Tom’s race and physical strength to imply that Tom was just another stereotypical black man who targeted a fair skinned female. Mr. Gilmer hinted that because Tom was strong and coloured, Tom would rape and beat a white woman. Not only was Tom discriminated against on the stand, but after Tom was sent to the slammer, Tom was killed and shot at multiple times after he was already dead. “ ‘Seventeen bullet holes in him. They [the police] didn’t have to shoot him that much.’ ” (235).