Both examples show how prejudiced the city in the South actually was. b. Depression happening at the time as well. j. In a court case, a black man named Tom Robinson was ruled guilty by an extremely racist jury. He was obviously (due to the evidence) innocent, but racist southerners of the jury ruled him guilty anyways.
The racist views of the town are against Atticus defending Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman, and Atticus is often discriminated against for not agreeing with them. His children, Scout and Jem, also feel the hatred of others against them because of what their father's beliefs are. "But Mrs. Dubose held us: "'Not only a Finch waiting tables, but one in the courthouse lawing for niggers' ... 'Your father's no better than the niggers and trash he works for.'" Although Atticus is criticized for what he decides is right, he bravely ignores the disapprobation. Mrs. Dubose is courageous because she recognizes she has a flaw and that she has to help fix it to make it go away.
Lee’s “To kill a mockingbird” is simply about the racial issue during the1930s. It is a portrayal of the racism and oppression black people suffered through and still suffer from in modern times. The story is narrated from Jean Louise Finch also referred as “scout” eyes about the trial of a black man called Tom Robinson accused for raping and beating the white poor Mayella Ewell. Even though Robinson is defended by scouts father Atticus Finch whom is the most respected and professional lawyer in Maycomb, Robinson is still sent to the chair. As a lawyer, Atticus Finch is a role model for the modern justice system.
Because Charlie is an observer of life, he sees things that people usually don’t and has to keep them as secrets. Although burdens to Charlie, Chbosky writes these “secrets” in a way that enables the reader to understand the meaning of them and understand them as life lessons, even if the meaning doesn’t occur to Charlie. For example, Charlie witnesses his sister getting hit by her boyfriend. Charlie’s sister begs him not to tell anyone about the incident because “he’s [her] whole world” (25), and because Charlie is naïve, he doesn’t tell a soul. While this might not have been the right
Whatever chance he chose, Tom faced an ill fate with racismâs stamp on it. If he returned to court, the racist jury would convict him and he would be hung, and when he tried to escape, the racist prison guards not only killed him, but mutilated his body with unnecessary bullets. Tom Robinsonâs life was first ruined, then ended, by racism. Also victimized by racism and its
He also doesn’t like it when Scout complains about Walter taking all of the syrup. This shows he wants his children to be polite and have manners. Another point is that Atticus thinks his children should have a good education. This is shown in “In your case, the law remains rigid. So to school you must go.” This shows us that Atticus doesn’t want his children to be brought up like he was.
Lee enables readers to identify with the black community in a way that makes the townspeople’s unwillingness to do so seem stubborn. Simply because of their racial prejudice, the townspeople accept the word of the cruel, for example, letting the ignorant Bob Ewell over that of a decent black man. This indicates prejudice weights over justice in Maycomb. Moreover, according to Jam, who divides Maycomb into four layers of social class and while the Ewells are at the lower part of the social ladder, their accusation is still agreed by the court judges since they are white. This further proves that the prejudice in being a racist towards black do exist harshly, even the poor can accuse the black successfully without any evidence, just because they are white.
Staples suggest that people still tend to portray black men as violent and dangerous individuals from racial tendencies without rationalizing and thus causing stress to the victims (black men) because they’re seen as threats despite their true nature. In the past, black men have had reputations that associate themselves with murderers, thieves, rapist etc. thus making people around them feel anxious and/or concerned. I feel Brent Staples' Black Men and Public Space was insightful. He really expresses what racism was like for him and every struggle he went through.
But why? The white race is just as capable of rape, murder, burglary, and other major crimes just as the black race is. With that being said, the author shouldn’t have to walk around his neighborhood feeling like a threat just because of the color of his skin. The author seems to feel like no matter where he is, people will always view him as a threat because of the color of his skin. I other words, Brent Staples was certain that society viewed him in a negative way.
Rotten kid! I hate tough kids! You work your heart out [but it’s no use] (21).”According to this quote, this juror condemns all teenagers and feels resentment towards them. He especially feels strongly about the defendant, because the boy grew up in the slums, and this juror is also biased against these people who grew up there. It is because of these feelings that he is strongly cemented in his vote of guilty.Juror #3 is guilty of hasty generalization, because he does not really think about the facts given, he is thinking about an incident that he has gone through with his teenage son.