Maxim de Winter hates his wife very much as she was a profligate woman. Rebecca had secret relationships with many other men including ger cousin. She threatened de Winter and forced him to accept the situation and promised to play as a perfect wife. When she was diagnosed as cancer, she cheated de Winter by saying that she had a child with her cousin and almost made de Winter kill her. She was finally died of an accident, but continued to bother him even after he had married the heroin.
Monday, June, 18, 2012 "To Kill A Mockingbird" The Injustices of Racism The novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" written by Harper Lee is about the life of a family living in a small town in Alabama. In the 1930s a person could be hated, outlawed and wanted dead because of the colour of their skin. The main topic is injustice. First Tom Robinson is wrongly accused and convicted because he is a black man, then Atticus, Scout and Jem are made fun of and gossiped about by the town. Next the mixed children are completely alone and ignored because of their background.
These three sections describe southern childhood, Scout’s thought process, and the accumulation of maturity. This first section of To Kill a Mockingbird allows the reader to understand southern childhood behavior and southern culture. Scout has many elder ladies attempt to convert her into a lady because being a lady is what is socially right and respected. Because Scout’s mother dies, Scout develops tomboy qualities. This is based on lack of females in her life.
Therefore, the black community in Maycomb was crippled with fear. A fear that they will get lynched for a crime they did not commit. Stereotyping is a human instinct. We will always stereotype people's race, class and families. When Aunt Alexandra lived with the Finches, she said this to Scout about the Cunninghams, "Because he is trash, that's why you cant play with him.
If I did not take the case then I would stringing a possibly innocent man out to dry and not giving him a fighting chance which is what I believed in when I became a lawyer. On the other hand I had to consider the reactions of the white population of Macomb, which could not only result in harm coming to me but also to my two children scout and jem who had already suffered to much loss with the death of their mother. After consideration I chose to help the man even though the case was unwinnable as a white jury would always convict a black man. My desision did not only fall on this, over my children’s life I have driven to teach them strong values and hopefully by observing this case they would see the wrong occurring in the world as not all people are treated equally. In long run this may not have been my best decision as without the help of a recluse named boo radely my children may not have been alive today, but hopefully they and the rest of the town have learnt that it is not right to kill a
In Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ the town of Maycomb has been shaken with scandal. Tom Robinson, a black man, has been trialed and wrongly found guilty of raping a white woman. The fact that Maycomb town jury had convicted Tom on such little evidence has left Jem dumbfounded and asking just one question; ‘how could they do it, how could they? The answer; because Tom Robinson is black, the jury had ‘done it before…and they’ll do it again’. Tom’s case was never going to be a hard one evidence wise, but Atticus sets out to prove something more to the town and Jem especially, that they are all equals, ‘in their courts all men are created equal’.
The three residents of Maycomb who were most greatly affected by the thick cloud that dwells over their small town were seen by others as men who went completely against the grain. This influenced many others to not take the time to consider why the men who are so out of the ordinary are doing what they are. Tom Robinson, Atticus Finch, and Boo Radley are three men in Maycomb who very few manage to see clearly without being clouded by the fog of discrimination that lives all around them. Whether it is racism, prejudice, or a fear of the unknown, they all take their toll on Maycomb, allowing those who are innocent on all accounts to be persecuted. The amount of discrimination that many are forced to endure is at such an extreme level that it forces them to make drastic choices.
The children soon become obsessed with their mysterious, reclusive neighbor, Boo Radley. While they unsuccessfully try to get Boo out of his house, Boo has a series of anonymous encounters with Jem and Scout. Meanwhile, Atticus, a distinguished lawyer, agrees to defend Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman named Mayella Ewell. This decision turns his children into targets of abuse from their friends and relatives. Despite Atticus’s powerful arguments for Tom’s innocence, the all-white jury convicts the black man.
Tom made a good choice when Mayella was trying to trap by backing away and trying not to harm her. When Atticus announces the news of Tom’s death, he says he got killed because he was trying to escape prison. “I told him what I thought, but I couldn’t in truth say that we had more than a good chance. I guess Tom was tired of white men’s chances and preferred to take his own. Ready, Cal?” (Lee 238).
Morality: The Thoughts and Feelings Shaping our Character Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” is a novel about two siblings, Scout and Jem, and the events that surround them as they grow up in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama. The plot follows them over a period of 2 & ½ years in the 1930s, when Scout is ages 6-8 and her brother Jem is 10-13. “To Kill a Mockingbird” contains many different issues and themes from the South during that time, but ultimately, it is a novel about growing up. Through their experiences, Scout and Jem learn about the injustice and racism that plagues their community and so many more like it during the 1930s. The events they witness shape their moral character and beliefs for the rest of their lives.