This Savior inspires the people of color, teaches them how to be a better them, and makes their lives better when the people of color couldn’t do it themselves. "The Blind Side" based on a true story peddles the most insidious kind of racism, one in which whiteys are virtuous saviors, coming to the rescue of blacks who become superfluous in narratives that are supposed to be about them.” It reinforces all the stereotypes that obfuscate the issues of race and class in our culture. It portrays the white community passing judgment on an African American male, Michael, they believe he is dangerous, but also assuming he would be a football star because he is African American. Actress Sandra Bullock plays a Leigh Anne Tuohy a white woman who takes in a Homeless teenage boy named Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) and shows him that he can achieve a good education and a positive lifestyle. She and her family welcome him in with open arms and show him what a loving home is.
To Kill a Mockingbird also portrays the uniqueness of our world and how human nature is to accept certain beliefs and not others. Another important message conveyed by the novel is that people are essentialy good or essentially evil, which is necessary knowledge for adulthood and is shown through the book’s exploration of the moral nature of human beings. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a book which exposes it’s reader to many lessons about human nature. Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the audience is exposed to the tendency by people to attempt to justify another persons thoughts or actions with made up excuses. An example of this taking place in the novel is how Boo Radley chooses to live in the Radley house in complete peace and quiet, however members of the town have a very hard time understanding it.
This putting yourself in someone else’s shoes allows you to be more understanding of the person’s actions, and allows you to compromise, exactly what justice is deficient of. Through the use of low key lighting and Singleton’s character decisions, Professor Phipps is a mirror to the just character of Atticus. Being black himself he is a victim of discrimination, but when given the opportunity to potentially treat others the way he is treated he does not. Throughout the film Phipps pushes for racial unity, this push is present in the way he
To a certain extent the views in source 3 support the views in source 1. Source 3 presents the views that black people aren’t as well educated as white people, so its better they don’t have to vote. Source 1 supports this view by even when there on a train they don’t have any rights they just get treated badly having no privileges. It does however contradict source 3 by relating to the fact that coloured people are not trusted in society and white people presume that their decisions will be incorrect. Both Sources 1 & 3 support the view of white people in the process of thinking in a racist way, for example they do not believe that they should have a right to vote and also they are not given the same privileges as white people.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus is given the power to save a man’s life and ultimately reveals himself to be a dedicated and moral person. In addition, Atticus is looked up to as a respectable person in his community and many people turn to him when they have a problem or circumstance. This is evident when he agrees to defend Tom Robinson after being graciously asked by Judge Taylor. In doing this, Atticus is characterized as fair-minded because he doesn’t share the racist beliefs of Maycomb County. By appointing Atticus, it is known that he will do everything he can to ensure Tom has a fair trial.
Courage is an attribute that few people possess, and most long to have. Courage is the ability to stand up for what is right in the face of adversity. Without men having courage, evil will always triumph. As Edmund Burke said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Later, Einstein would repeat this in reference to Adolf Hitler. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus portrayed his courage time and time again throughout the novel.
The accusation was less than truthful, but the men were later released. This was very rare for a case like this at the time, when racial tensions were high. With all of this happening, many people found wrong in the accusations and the goodness in human nature, the common and natural qualities and morals among humans, became prominent in people. In the book, the same qualities of good human nature are revealed in certain character's being assertive, steadfast, and diligent. In the beginning, Atticus is being assertive towards his sister, Alexandra.
It is a rare and beautiful thing to find someone that can stand up for what they believe in, still knowing that everyone else they know is against their ideas. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the protagonist, Atticus Finch, is a loving and just character who sees through the preconceived belief in his community that class and social position is very important by looking at everyone as an individual. He does this because of his own beliefs in equality and justice that he also tries to teach to his children. Atticus doesn’t act the way he does only for himself, but also for the people he cares most about. Atticus Finch is a loving, but understanding father.
A thought provoking, masterpiece among literature, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, makes us all think more about the world around us and how we perceive and treat others. Central themes in the book are prejudices and discrimination, including racial, gender and social issues. In this essay I will explore the types of discrimination and prejudices that permeate the society of the town of Maycomb. Racism is the main prejudice that is displayed and talked about throughout the book. The trial of Tom Robinson is the central conflict that drives this story forward.
11/9/14 To Kill a Mockingbird Still today we can relate To kill a Mockingbird to current events. This novel holds up a minor to society and teaches valuable life-lessons about prejudice, injustice, and moral courage. Harper Lee does a great job in showing this to us through-out the novel. He provides many examples and events that still connect to today. Prejudice is one thing in the world that may never stop.