Guilt is a very big part of human conscience (except on Monday’s which have been proved by statistics as the most guilt-ridden day for most workers.) Many people tend to feel guilty about something that they have done rather it be in secret or out in the open. In Danicat’s novel “The Dew Breaker”, guilt is a demon that hunts a man that tries to run away from a dark past. The guilt that Ka’s father has about the past could never leave him alone due to all the evil deeds he had committed on innocent people. Ka’s father tries to hide his identity throughout the novel because he does not want his past to catch up with his present life.
By doing so, he was putting the lives of his children and himself in danger. Atticus was leaving the post office when Mr. Ewell approached him, cursed him, spat on him, and threatened to kill him (Lee, 291). Mr. Ewell is Mayella’s father, the girl who was allegedly raped. During the 1930s, in the south, there was severe racial prejudice. White people did not associate with blacks, let alone befriend them.
They feared Richard, and some of the white people felt it necessary to act out their racist feelings in order to cover up their fear. White coworkers beat Richard because his boss was kind to him. Richard later had to leave a good job because those racist co-workers would “kill” him. When the principal at Richard’s school had asked Richard to give a speech to a large audience of white and black people, Richard refused to read the principal’s prepared speech. By reading the principal’s speech, Richard was saying what the white power wanted him to say and to Richard this would be giving in to the very thing he hated so much.
She called Atticus a “nigger-lover” just like how Tittle’s wife disagree with him playing football again right after he recovered his injuries from the past. To me, Aunt Alexandra was rude because that was an insult unlike Tittle’s wife who just disagreed with what he is going to do. Even though Atticus know that he might lose everything helping out the black client with his trial, he still helps him just like now Tittle know that he might lose his life playing football with such injuries but he still plays. This is not only courage to me but also brave to me because I would never be able to do what Tittle and Atticus did. Tittle is brave enough and be like Atticus who betted
Therefore, the black community in Maycomb was crippled with fear. A fear that they will get lynched for a crime they did not commit. Stereotyping is a human instinct. We will always stereotype people's race, class and families. When Aunt Alexandra lived with the Finches, she said this to Scout about the Cunninghams, "Because he is trash, that's why you cant play with him.
“It’s…remember the good times…now I know that the things my brother was doing were bad….The church taught me that was wrong….showed me how gangbanging ain’t nothing but the devil’s mess” (54). She realizes that being part of the gang is not the life she wants and learns right from wrong. She learned now from Church that what the gang does is evil. “It made me throw-up sick again thinking how I took that mama’s purse while her Niña was crying, and I felt killer mad too…”(89). Cecilia regrets doing some of the tasks that she was made to do; once these tasks, in actuality crimes, have been committed, she
Anne stated, “I hated them for not standing up and doing something about the murders. In fact, I think I had a stronger resentment toward Negroes for letting the whites kill them than toward the whites” (Moody 409). I believe it was at this time in Anne’s life that she decided what type of person she was going to be. She decided during this time that she could not be like everyone else and just sit back and watch and accept the cruel things that were being done, she was not going to be another content
Tom Robinson had been accused of raping a white woman in the town of Maycomb. Due to Tom Robinson being a black male, he was found guilty of crime despite the fact that he was actually physically unable to do it because of his crippled left arm. Atticus had been very disappointed in losing the case, even though he knew that it was going to happen because of the racism. Malcolm X stood up for social injustice against the black community. He chose to join a religious group that was made up of men who were against the whites.
How does Falling From Grace shows us that there are consequences for the decision that people make? In the novel falling from grace a main character, ted is shown to make very poor decisions that lead to devastating consequences some of these decisions that lead to devastating consequences some of these decisions include, leaving grace, not telling kip he found her, giving kip alcohol (golf ball coke) and being untruthful with the police. Ted made a very poor decision by leaving grace and the consequences were that grace almost died, grace has hyperthermia and her family were concerned and worried about her. ‘I hear water on my skin. It’s wet.
The Outsider: Theme When one does not follow society’s expectations, he or she can be judged negatively by others is a theme in The Outsider. In the novel, Meursault is judged by society because of his response to circumstances around him. Meursault is sentenced to death because society cannot accept his behaviour and his actions. His detachment from the outside world and his actions were what caused Meursault’s execution. Meursault’s detached personality is first shown when he showed no emotion at his mother’s funeral and how he did not know his mother’s age: “I [Meursault] hadn’t wanted to see mother, hadn’t cried once and I’d left straight after the funeral without paying my respects at her grave.” (86).