She was no longer in the jungle surrounded by trees, plants, and animals, but by the harsh reality of social rules that exist today in high schools. She learns what is accepted in high school and what isn’t. She befriends social outcasts Janis and Damien and learns about the various cliques. Cady quickly realizes the bureaucracy of the school, how everyone was conformed in different groups, how every girl praised the “Queen Bee”, Regina George, how The Plastics is the “A-crowd” with most power and authority. She notices how the cafeteria was split amongst the Preps, Asian, Nerds, Cool Asians, Girls-who-eat-their-feelings, The Plastics, Jocks, etc.
Title: Wonder Name: Jack Fitzpatrick Author: R.J. Palacio Due Date: Number of pages: 315 Per. 7-8a Genre: realistic fiction Summary: This book is about August (auggie) who is a boy that’s face is badly deformed. He is sent to school for the first time in his life, but he is scared of what the other kids will think of his face. Throughout this story, he is bullied but somehow still makes friends despite his face. Other characters in the book are: Olivia (via), Miranda, Jack Will, Julian, Summer, Charlotte, Henry, Miles, Justin, Jamie, and Mr. Browne.
That’s what let me know I had some prejudice buried inside me” (Kidd 78). Even Lily realizes she is racist and is genuinely surprised by this. She struggles with, and in the end, finally overcomes, her racist self. Furthermore, Lily realizes she is racist when she is surprised that Zach is handsome and that she could be attracted to blacks. She also is surprised Zach wants to be a lawyer when he grows up rather than an athlete like Lily thinks.
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the few books that have many very important themes, such as multiple perspectives, a hero’s journey, and innocence to experience. To Kill a Mockingbird’s story is set up to tell almost all the character’s points of view, even though Scout is the main character. Each character has different perspectives on the issues in the story, and the most important is racism. The most prominent point of view in To Kill a Mockingbird is Atticus’. "As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it-whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash."
Edward scissor hands directed by Tim burton is a movie about personal suffering we see how Edward struggles to belong to suburbia. His appearance is unique from his pale skin to his massive razor sharp scissor hands. In this movie there are other characters that also suffer for example Esmeralda, she is an outcast she doesn’t mix with her neighborhood because she a religious zealot. Edwards love interest Kim also goes through hardship, from her bad boyfriend disrespecting her and getting her into trouble. She is in a conflict because she wants to be with her “normal” boyfriend but she actually falls in love with Edward.
This is sexist because he believes that she shouldn’t be on a ranch as it should be a place only for men. Also, he says she will cause problems just because she is the only woman there. The word ‘jailbait’ In the 1930’s was a sexual connotation that is very sexist in the way George uses it. This insinuates that CW is not equal to the workmen, as she is believed to be weak willed and a troublemaker. Steinbeck uses short sentences to create tension among the bunkhouse as George is sending a message across to Lennie that CW is dangerous and nasty to be around.
It also had its negative effects on Atticus, when he was called degrading names like ‘nigger lover’ and being treated badly by the townspeople for defending Tom. His children were also persecuted because of his courageous act. Boo Radley was another man in the town who suffered severely due to the demeanour of others who had superstitions and judgements made up about him causing children to harass him just because he didn't want to leave his house and lastly Dolphus Raymond who suffered emotionally just because he lived with a black and had mixed children. The racial and prejudice attitudes of the townspeople in Maycomb is the driving force behind nearly all the negative events that happen in the story which caused emotional and physical pain to many
How does Harper Lee use minor characters in To Kill A Mockingbird to explore some of the main concerns of the novel? 1) Harper Lee used Dolphous Raymond to explain how racism was at the time. Raymond could not be himself because people would judge him because he had a negro wife and children. 2) Harper Lee used Aunt Alexandra and Mrs. Dubose to explain how people were biased. Scout could not do anything without Aunt Alexandra and Mrs. Dubose criticizing what Scout was wearing, doing, and behaving.
Prejudice can be disguised as stereotyping, discrimination, misjudgment, and the biggest, which is shown in the book, is racism. Examples are shown through the eyes of the Maycomb citizens Scout and Jem, Atticus, the Radleys, and Aunt Alexandra. The characters in To Kill a Mockingbird show prejudice in many ways. When a citizen of Maycomb meets
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the author, Harper Lee has used symbolism with emotive language, frequent use and symbolising people to help the reader understand the timeless idea of how infested with prejudice people and societies can be. The word ‘sin’ is used in “it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird,” rather than a word like ‘wrong’ because of the strong negative connotations associated with it. These make the reader understand how unforgivable it is to ‘kill a mockingbird’ which is a symbol representing innocent people that are harmed undeservedly. Using a powerful word such as ‘sin’ conveys the extent of the evil shown by those who ‘kill mockingbirds’ with prejudice. An example of this are the rumours circulating around the “tired, old town” of Maycomb about the recluse ‘Boo’ Radley.