Also he deals with racism differently. In the novel he accepts that he is expected to act like he is below whites. For example he uses the colored washroom. Contrast to the novel when Virgil goes to question Endicott and slaps him back he shows he is equal to Endicott and he refuses to be put down. In the novel he is gentle and amiable toward the Endicotts and turns the other cheek when it comes to
Then Steinbeck opened the character up by talking him to Lenny. Crooks felt as if he could be totally open with Lenny because Lenny couldn’t properly follow track of the conversation and wouldn’t tell anyone else what he has said. This showed the readers the suffering that black people suffered. For example Crooks says to Lenny “Spose you couldn’t go into the bunkhouse and play rummy ‘cause you was black.” This shows the social outcast that black people were. By including this character, John Steinbeck was protesting that treating black people as social outcasts and as second class was not fair.
Out of most of the minor characters Mr. Dolphus Raymond stands out as one of the more evil characters until Scout learns the truth behind his behavior. On page 200 it states, “As Mr. Dolphus Raymond was an evil man I accepted his invitation reluctantly, but I followed Dill” (Lee). Scout knows Mr. Dolphus Raymond to be evil because he drinks and is married to an African-American woman, as well as the fact that he has fathered several half African-American and half white children. During the time period that she is living in, a relationship between a white man and a black woman is strictly frowned upon, thus resulting in his alienation from society and the many rumors surrounding him. It is later learned through his conversations with Dill and Scout that his “whiskey” is in fact Coca-Cola and he pretends to be drunk to give people a reason for why he behaves the way he does.
Crooks also has a fake hope that he is protected by his “wrights” but toughs are dashed by his argument with Curlys wife. "S'pose you couldn't go into the bunkhouse and play rummy 'cause you was black...Sure, you could play horseshoes 'til dark, but then you have to read books." This shows that Crooks pities his own circumstances and vulnerability. However on pg73 "his tone was a little more friendly" and pg77 "I didn't mean to scare you" gives us the impression that Crooks has a kind heart under his mean exterior. Crooks brings into perspective the lonely experienced of all the characters in "Of Mice and Men" by saying on pg77 "Books ain't no good.
We could speculate that if more of the | | |villagers were wealthy enough to have this option, they too would have deserted the infected | | |area. When Maggie and Brand flee, they are set upon by the people of the next village because | | |they are mortally afraid that these two former Bradford servants are plague carriers. So they | | |really can’t go anywhere. When Mompellion expresses that the “plague will make heroes of us | | |all,” he is referring to Brand’s rescue of Maggie. Brand’s guilt over Maggies’ predicament is | | |what forces him to go back and get her – but is this true heroism when he is acting out of | | |guilt
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.
People aren't willing to accept change and theirs not much you can do in the 1930's to change that because it was "sociality acceptable" not to. Racism was given to its full potential in this novel by displaying that of Tom Robinson being charged on a crime that he did not commit. He is accused of raping a white women by one of the most untrustworthy people in the town. This was just another accusation in this time but ended as most did, with the wrong outcome chosen because of social inequality. Differences in social status are explored largely through the overcomplicated social status.
In To Kill A Mockingbird, the white people of Maycomb see themselves as better than their black counterparts, which drives them to degrade, harass, and badmouth them. They often see them as barely human, and patronise or outright insult them. One way that Lee shows how white people treat black people is during Mr Gilmer’s cross-examination of Tom Robinson in court. Gilmer asks Tom increduously how “You felt sorry for her, you felt sorry for her?” This excerpt shows the low opinion of black people by the white Maycombites, as Mr Gilmer insinuates that a black person could not feel sympathy for a white person, as they were seen to be immensely lower in society than whites. By doing this, he brings Tom’s character into question as a result of what he sees as his lack of respect for his betters, when he was only being empathetic to Mayella Ewell’s plight.
It was indeed a paradise, compared to the bleak forest, my former residence, the rain-dropping branches and dank earth”, I had a thought that the monster is too frustrated and timid at the reactions of people and already withdrew his hospitality from the attacks of human beings. But in this way, he would not be able to be integrated in the human society. He must be more dignified at himself and making some different approaches towards people although they might throw stones at his appearance. Another characteristic that I would like to write about is the monster’s lack of self-esteem. We have talked about a similar topic in class on why the monster was isolated from the society, and while the discussion I thought that it was the monster’s lack of self-esteem that eventually caused his exile from the society.
Here, Lanston could be criticizing white society as a hypocrite. The white culture encourages people to be who they are, celebrating for those who truly perform themselves; nevertheless, the society is actually intolerant of differences. Huges reinforces the irony by stating his background information such as his age, skin color, birthplace, schools he attended, etc, to show that he, a black, knows who and what he truly is, mocking the prejudiced white people’s artificial behavior. The second stanza shows Hughes’ view that a black and a white are equal. For example, the line “I guess being colored doesn’t make me not like the same things other folks like who are other races,”(Huges, 2271) shows the very idea