Huck even lies to the men that it was his family with smallpox so he wouldn’t be caught. The most brave thing Huck does in regards to Jim, is not turning Jim in as he debates with himself whether or not to. Huck has the courage to think against the norm of society, and how slaves are unequal to the white man, and sees Jim as not only another person, but a friend, not just a black slave. “hadn’t had a bite to eat since yesterday, so Jim he got out some corn-dodgers and buttermilk, and pork and cabbage and greens—there ain’t nothing in the world so good when it’s cooked right—and whilst I eat my supper we talked and had a good time. .
For example, he says to Dick he killed a ‘Negro’ called King with a bicycle chain, which isn’t true (see page 112). Then, Perry does not want to go in the house and kill the Clutters with Dick, but does not want Dick seeing him as a coward (see page 235). Also as a child, he was very sensitive. For Dick, killing represented easy money, or steeling without witnesses. For example, he first started steeling in small place like supermarkets event if he had money,, then, it trills him to kill, he was expecting from six to twelve person in the Clutters’ house (see page 234), and as he repeats over and over, no witnesses (see page 233).
Turpin, and seems to change her thinking. After Mrs. Turpin pronounces how grateful that she is neither poor nor black, Mary Grace (the fat girl) whips the book she was reading, Human Development, at Mrs. Turpin, which is great use of symbolism. Human development is a symbol for what Mrs. Turpin needs, because of her racism, judgementalism, and ridicule. And the name Mary Grace symbolizes something that relates to Jesus. Mary was Jesus’ mother, and there is a prayer called Hail Mary, which if she were to pray could bring her salvation.
Curley’s Wife is first described as an unimportant, insignificant and isolated character and I also agreed with this at first. This changes in the novella as we uncover the truth about her life. In Chapter two, Curley’s Wife is presented in a rude and displeasing way. For this particular reason we have sympathy towards Curley’s Wife throughout chapter two. She is first presented by the swamper, Candy.
This encounter had led to the shooting of Trayvon, only 17 years old for no real reason other than being profiled as a “suspicious figure.” This act has been widely debated over the last year due to George Zimmerman being not guilty of murder in court. Racism needs to be stopped. These acts of violence in places like Ferguson are not the solution. Violence has done nothing except bring about harm to other human beings. There are other ways of solving these problems for the greater good of humanity.
Three of these characters include Atticus, Scout and Jem’s father; Mrs. Dubose, the name-calling neighbor; and Boo Radley, the mysterious middle-aged man who hasn’t left his house in over 15 years. One way Atticus Finch shows courage is by representing Tom Robinson in his trial. Atticus knew most of the town of Maycomb was prejudiced towards Mr. Robinson just because he was black. Because of this knowledge, Atticus knew he and his children, Jem and Scout, would face bullying around town if he took the case. In addition, Atticus was able to predict he would lose the case because of the prejudiced town.
These actions prove that Atticus believes in equality. Another example of Atticus’ attitude on equality is when Aunt Alexandra comes to live with the Finchs. Aunt Alexandra is Scout and Jem’s aunt. She believes that Scout and Jem both need a feminine influence and believes that Atticus’ parenting isn’t up to par with what it should be. When Aunt Alexandra challenges his parenting, “Your father does not know how to teach,” (p.17) This quote basically
2. Explain 5 ways in which the “society” or the ‘institutional system’ let him down? Many people in the community let Dez down. The policemen were so tired of Dez’s crimes that they reached the point where they wanted him to be punished severely and couldn’t wait til he turned 12 so that could happen (Young Offenders Act, 1984). Dez relied on his new friend, Cory, to stay by his side but when Cory saw how dangerous Dez was during a shooting incident, he left him alone.
The character Edna Pontellier, in the “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin provided much insight on how she wanted to become somebody different. Somebody she, as well as her children and husband, could understand and respect. She had not received the much appreciation she deserved from her family, especially her husband Leonce Pontellier. “…She
Second, she was looked down upon, and known to everyone as a sinner and nothing more. Strangers and visitors to the colony would stare at the woman and the scarlet letter on her bosom. In the end, she was never fully accepted by the people but was tolerated and at times, sought after for advice from other women in the colony. To some, the letter no longer stood for ‘Adulterer,’ but ‘Able’ because of her generosity towards the sick and needy and also to the same people who treated her poorly in the beginning. After being released