T. Ray then tells Lily that one of Rosaleen’s attacker is considered the towns worst racist and that he would kill Rosaleen even if she does apologize. At home T. Ray makes a comment about how Deborah had already left Lily when she came home and was killed, and to just grab her things, not Lily. Even though that comment really hurt Lily she did not believe that that’s why her mom came back. She soon notices that the bee jar is empty, and she realizes that she needs to escape her own jar meaning to run away. On their way to Tiburon a black man driving a truck of Cantaloupe picks them up.
When Atticus, Jem and Scout go to the family plantation for Christmas, she gets in trouble for beating up her cousin. Scout’s cousin calls Atticus a "Nigger Lover” so Scout hits him. Scout’s uncle comes outside and yells at her without listening to what she had to say. The injustice is Scout not being able to tell her side of the story. As the famous saying says “Assumed guilty until proven innocent”, this is the case for Boo Radley.
“Barn Burning”: Abner Snopes “Barn burning” by William Faulkner is a southern tale that took place shortly after the Civil War. In this tale Abner Snopes is a local southern sharecropper, considered a mercenary by most. In the opening scene, Abner’s ten year old son Colonel Satoris “Sarty” is called to testify in court against his father who is accused of burning down his landlord Harris’s barn. Faulkner makes the reader aware of the sadistic relationship between Abner and Sarty when his father believes that Sarty was going to tell the justice the truth. After being hit by his own father, Sarty thinks to him self: “If I had said they wanted only the truth, justice, he would have hit me again.” (189).
Jem and Scout stats to become aware that all this is caused by segregation. Since Atticus is defending Tom Robinson in court Mrs. Dubose starts to insult Atticus for ‘lawing for *******’ which infuriates both of his children. [Theme: The injustice of racism and segregation] 2. “There’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads- they couldn’t be fair if they treid. In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s word, the white always wins.
Mrs. Roper sent a relative of Nancy’s to discover if her husband had been unfaithful to her and was informed of the result of Mr. Roper's interaction with her slave —a quite-white little boy who resembled Henry Roper. Upon hearing this information, the mistress was so enraged that she nearly killed Nancy with a knife, but was thwarted at the last minute by the intervention of Nancy's mother. Moses grew up with his mother and was trained as a domestic slave until he was about seven years old when his father exchanged Moses and his mother for other slaves. Mother and son were separated; not to meet again for many years to come. In his book, Roper mentions that he was a particularly difficult slave for traders to sell because of his almost-white complexion and reminisced that his fair skin tone could have been the cause of the terribly severe torture he endured from his masters.
This reminds me of the movie Red Tails because the movie is about African American pilots who were discriminated by citizens and other pilots. The African pilots were taunted and white pilots didn’t want to work with them at all. | 2. In chapter 8, Jim tells Huck why he decided to run away. He states, “She pecks on me all de time, en treats me pooty rough…sell me down to New Orleans..I lit out mighty quick, I tell you.” (50) | 2.
Colored folks won’t have ‘em ‘cause they’re half white; white folks won’t have ‘em ‘cause they’re colored, so they’re just in-betweens, don’t belong anywhere (Lee 161). “Well, Dill, after all he’s just a Negro” (199). Rape- protagonist’s father defends a man accused of rape “It was the night of November twenty-first. I was just leaving my office to go home when Mr. Ewell came in, very excited he was, and said to get out to his house, some nigger’d raped his girl” (167). “I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin’ on my Mayella (173).” Offensive language Use of the word “nigger” conversation between Scout and her father, she asks if her father defends niggers.
When Jem became very angry at Mrs. Dubose, their old and mean neighbor, he chopped down her shrubs in front of her house in a fanatical rage. When the consequences of his act came he was forced by his father to read to Mrs. Dubose for a month and during these reading sessions Mrs. Dubose seemed to break out into a shaking fit causing the children to be scared and confused. Son, didn’t you know what her fits were? ... “Mrs. Dubose was a morphine addict.” said Atticus. “She took pain-killers for years.
He was thought of by slave owners that he has too much sense and could never be of service as a slave. Nat Turner ran from slavery and hid in the woods for 30 days. There he is said to have been visited by god and for him to return to slavery and do gods willing. Turner returned to his master and was brutally beating. After 2 years in 1831 Turner was said to have been visited by god again and told to “slay thy enemies with their own weapons” (Gray, p.11).
You know how many black man graduate? Not many, because you bring them down to this type of level, where they feel like they don’t have nothing else to live for anyway” An angry St. Louis mother said after her unarmed son was shot 6 time and killed by a white officer. After listening to this I felt her pain because she is speaking the truth. Society had been targeting the black community and black for the longest. It feel like they are pushing us back to segregation times where we was separated by race.