Dolphus Raymond sees that Dill is crying and responds with ‘cry about the simple hell people give other people – without thinking. Cry about the hell white people give coloured folks, without stopping to think that they’re people too.’ The repetition of the word ‘cry’ gives the reader the impression that Dolphus Raymond is angry at the way in which white people treat the black community. His words also highlight the simplicity of the situation through his eyes, Dolphus Raymond also repeats the word ‘hell’ which leads Scout, Jem and Dill to consider how much a segregated
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.
As a white living in this County, I can see how visible and evident racial prejudice against the blacks has clouded the minds of many. Bob Ewell is one example of which racial prejudice has taken over his righteous mind. He had accused the innocent Tom Robinson for raping his daughter, Mayella Ewell. During the proceedings of the trial, however, was humiliated by Atticus Finch as he pointed the lies and flaws that lied in his testimony. Just yesterday, he had done another act which is hideous of mankind, taking revenge on Atticus Finch’s children, Jeremy Finch and Jean Louise Finch.
When Tom said that he felt sorry for Mayella it was wrong in their minds because he is an African American who should not feel bad for a white person whose class is higher. After Tom said this the trial went down hill from there because he said he felt sorry for a white woman, which shows white supremacy in the town. In conclusion, this proves Tom Robinson to be a victim of racial discrimination and white
First of all, the Ewell family takes Tom advantage of. He is accused that he rapes and harms Mayella who is Mr. Bob Ewell’s daughter. As Mayella says, “That nigger yonder took advantage of me an’ if you fine fancy gentlemen don’t wanta do nothing’ about it then you’re all yellow stinkin’ cowards” (Lee 188). This situation shows that black people in that period of time has no right in the same level as white people. If they get too close to white people as Tom Robinson does, it would bring their lives into disaster.
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.
Mrs. Dubose criticizes him at one point and says, “Atticus is a Nigger lover!” or when she says, “Your father’s no better than the niggers and trash he works for!” He also puts his re-election for legislature in jeopardy because of all the racist people living there. Most of the community think blacks are complete trash and should not inhabit their neighborhoods. Before the trial, Atticus leaves the house to go to the jailhouse to protect Tom Robinson from
A few things that I think are unjust in the book were Tom Robinson’s trial and the teachers. Some things that are just in my eyes but were not legal was when Boo Radley killed Mr. Ewell, it was just because he saved Jem and Scout’s lives, but unjust because he did not abide by the legal system. First, Tom’s Robinson’s trial was completely unjust. Tom Robinson was falsely convicted of rape. He was wrongfully convicted by an all-white jury, which at that time, racism was the norm.
She never says anything when he speaks to her in this scene, but then everything changes when he begins to blame her for his "irrational and unclear thinking," immediately he then proceeds to beat her. When genocide occurs, it strikes a nerve in everyone when it is one country or one type of people going after another. When it occurs within a state or nationality is still wrong, but looked upon as them doing it to themselves. What happened to the Jews in Europe as Germany progressed in World War II was in fact genocide. It was the Germans looking down upon the Jewish community as monsters, witches, and simply put people that the world would be better off if they ceased to
One could describe him as a man who hated his own race because like whites he saw them as being incapable of bringing about change or gaining the respect of White Americans. Moreover, in his eyes blacks are the reason that no changes occurred after the war, which is the leading factor to his internalized racism towards them. In addition to Sergeant Waters’s attitude towards the black military his death also depicts blacks versus blacks. The death of Waters shows that not only did he hate those of his kind but that they hated him as well because of his ill treatment of them. The film offers increased racial tension among blacks themselves by allowing the murder to be committed by, Peterson, who is a black soldier.