As our country has becomes more desegregated, we learn more and more about equality, no matter what your skin color. In the movie, To Kill Mockingbird, bigotry is a huge factor that affects many lives. While watching the movie, I began to wonder how the outcome of the story would have been different had one character’s skin color been white. The movie starts off with narrator talking about a knowledgeable story from when she was little. Her father Atticus, a lawyer, had a choice to defend a black man, Tom Robison, who was being accused of raping and beating up a young white women.
This is ultimately what Atticus was trying to teach Scout through example. Scout was born into a society that conflicted many of the things her father told her to be true. Atticus is who Scout sees as the wisest man. He taught Scout the ideologies of equality and that no man was better than the next. However, the central issue the town is grappling with at the time of Scout’s youth is the rape of a young white woman by a black man.
When Walter refuses to take the quarter but Miss Caroline insists, Scout interrupts, "…you'll get to know all the county folks after a while. The Cunninghams never took anything they can't pay back—no church baskets and not scrip stamps. They never took anything off of anybody; they get along on what they have. They don't have much, but they get along on it". Miss Caroline is shocked at Scout’s rudeness; ‘ You're starting out on the wrong foot in every way, my dear", and sends her out of her lesson.
To Kill a Mockingbird – Courage To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a heroic tale of leadership and courage. Courage is the ability and willingness to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. According to Atticus Finch, “Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It’s knowing you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” (Lee, 149).
The mother may be the birth mother and be related by blood but she sure doesn’t show any love toward her handicapped daughter that she abandoned. The dull and tasteless tone/style of the story express the love between Linda and her adopted and birth family. The tone never really changes; it always stays in a slightly sad and depressing language. Through out the whole paper there is very little description. When Linda is talking about how clean her mother Betty tried the kids and how dirty the dad always got them, she just says exactly that and nothing more; “Betty was always trying to keep us clean, and Albert was always getting us
In the book Monster written by Walter Dean Myers, it focuses on the important issues of basic stereotypes pertaining to young black males. Steve’s battle to prove his innocence within the novel is the statement being addressed against the prejudice justice system. The statement being addressed is the fact that a teen is being accused of murder while trying to clear his name in both the legal and social setting in life. Steve is a 16 year old male who claims to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, and in fact is a victim to an inaccurate eyewitness account. He has to deal with the most frightening nature of the justice system facing the death penalty.
In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the characters Jem, Scout, and Atticus exhibit courage numerous times throughout the story. Atticus shows examples of courage through his decision to defend Tom Robinson and the values that he sets for his children. It takes a courageous person to face the negative remarks in the society that he lives in. He risks everything he has to defend a black man who was falsely accused of raping a white woman because he believes it is the right thing to do. “If I didn't I couldn't hold up my head in town, I couldn't represent this county in the legislature, I couldn't even tell you or Jem not to do something again”.
When she asked me about my day, I always told her it was great, and filled her ears with stories about silly jokes, awful exercises, and recess gossip. All the stories were true. The only lie was the part where I was included. Of course, since we were close, my mom started noticing that I didn’t go to sleepovers, and nobody called me anymore. One day she finally asked me, “Where are your friends, honey?
It is a recount of her childhood in the 1930’s represented through the character Scout and is centered on the conviction of a black man stating that he has raped a girl. Representation of the loss of innocence is shown through the topic of the ‘mockingbird’ aspect, prejudice and the experiences of the families and children. They all have specific parts in the novel that make us lose certain pieces of innocence in our lives. Our loss of innocence through reading this text is because of certain people perspectives and experiences and the growing up is a part of becoming an adult. The aspect of the ‘mockingbird’ in the text occurs frequently.
Her father, Atticus, is a lawyer for Maycomb County, Alabama. He is appointed as the attorney for Tom Robinson, a colored man from their town. He is accused of raping Mayella Ewell. When people started to find out that Atticus was defending a Negro man, they started treating his family differently. Despite the cruel treatment from the people of Maycomb County, Atticus stood strong in his belief that every man is created equal, and therefore deserves a fair trial.