To Kill a Mockingbird Lula and Calpurnia Comparasion

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Sargent Shriver once stated,” The roots of racism lie deep in man’s nature, wounded and bruised by original sin.” So if racism is deeply embedded into “men”, wouldn’t women have the power to undo this sin? In How to Kill a Mockingbird, Calpernia Tate and Lola are two feminine representatives contributing to black rights. Lula’s sense of loyalty is admirable although futile due to her abhorrent tone, enraging white society more than impressing them. While, Calpurnia’s rational approach emphasizes the equity between the white and black races. Showcasing intelligence, manners, and loyalty: Calpernia portrays the perfect black representative, revealing the humanity Negros. Being black, neither Calpurnia nor Lula are shielded from Maycomb’s racial discrimination, therefore oppose racism using their own methods. Given great potential, Calpurnia’s ability to “read, write, and the rest of it” proves black intelligence rivals white minds if given the opportunity. Calpurnia forms the voice for black society; exemplifying extravagent vocabulary, pronunciation, and writing. Implying Negroes perceive the ability to strive yet, diminish due to the lack of formal education. On the other hand Miss Tate’s counterpart Lula, devalues the black community by confirming stereotypes. The fact Lula is out-spoken doesn’t necessarily mean she is well-spoken. Her aggressive behavior puts her loved ones at risk. Drowning in her own pool of ignorance, Lula criticizes Jem and Scout’s presence at the black church despite their relation to Atticus Finch, the one lawyer in America self-righteous enough to defend a black man. On top of that, Lula puts her own community at risk just to make a point. For example, if any white child either than Jem and Scout had accompanied Calpurnia to church; Lula’s behavior would lead to the churches ‘early demise. Yet, she still defies Jim Crow Laws to make a

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