The writer of the book went so far as to say that no cathedrals could ever be built in our lifetime because there are so few people willing to sacrifice to that degree. When I really think about it, I don't want my son to tell the friend he's bringing home from college for Thanksgiving,
Eddie felt humiliated about where she was raised, she didn't want to be associated with the "scandals" that belonged to the shacks north of the creek. She believed that, since she grew up in the shacks, she was worth less than the next person. Edith was embarrassed by her drunken father, even though none of his actions were ever her fault. Her mother, a "hallelujah-shouting fool" who preached, but never actually went to church, was also a huge contributor to the way Eddie felt. With people tormenting her about her cousins who were teen moms, or her father who made a fool of his drunken self in public, the poor girl felt like nothing more than dirt, and she wanted to be thought of as flawless and beautiful.
She made it impossible for him to become friends with Daisy only because of her coloured skin tone. Ironically at the end of the story Mrs Preedy applies fake tan to cover her pale skin and make it darker. This shows that Mrs Preedy is a very nasty racist person that mentally hurts both Ben and
Chapter 5: • “I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely.” (Curely’s wife) • “I can’t talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad.” (Curley’s wife) • “I coulda made somethin’ of myself.” She said darkly “Maybe I will yet.” (Curley’s wife) • “I don’t like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella.” (Curley’s wife) She was a promiscuous woman, very attractive and knew it and wanted to prove it all the time. She would flirt with the ranch hands for her own fun and she stupidly tried the same with Lennie.
Mrs. Dubose, a sick, old lady may not be one whose courage shows on her exterior. This woman often criticized Jem and Scout and other children who passed the porch where she was confined. Mrs. Dubose suffered as a morphine-addict, whose pain-killers often led her to say nasty things to the children about anything she could think up, mostly about their father being a nigger-lover. She would also tell Scout that she shouldn’t be wearing overalls, and should dress like a lady. Her fits could be described as reaching out for attention, and fighting against the sickness that was slowly breaking down her system, however; it was also the medicine that put her in such pain and caused her to strike out at others.
The party’s conversations are very racist. Bad things about Atticus are said because he isn’t there to defend himself; like how he is defending a black person. Some bad things are said about the case too. The whole case brings up their scorn for Atticus, while they are in his house! Even though there is a lot of trash-talking going on at the tea party, it is very proper, because even Scout is dressed lady-like.
‘Nigger, I could get you strung up on a tree so easy, it ain’t even funny.’ This statement is intimidating and suggests that she can get Crook’s hanged as he was rude to her and that she can get him lynched. Steinbeck shows the reader, the racism that existed in 1930’s America and this also shows how dangerous she can be by abusing her power and trying to show control over Crook’s who is the only black person on the ranch Steinbeck presents Curley’s wife to show isolation. ‘I get lonely, ‘I get awful lonely’. This use of repetition stresses the loneliness that she experiences. All she has to talk to is ‘nobody but Curley’.
” It was ridiculous to think that a white girl had any desire for a black man. He also said he felt sorry for her and that’s why he decided to help her. This made it seem like Tom thought he was better off than Mayella, which could be totally true, but none of the whites of Maycomb want to hear it. Harper Lee, having grown up in the south, understood the rifts in society and she displayed them in her book. She also showed how trivial they are by looking at them from a child’s point of view and by making Tom Robinson break all of them to save his own
All of these things are examples that Wiesel had no control over these situation or events. You learn that thought out the novel that Wiesel had little to no power on what happened next, what happens to his dad, and what happens to
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.