Though Tom was such a down to earth man, he was still beaten because he didn’t give into his master Legree wrongdoings when he told him to beat a woman (507). Therefore Stowe describes through Uncle Tom that slaves are human beings with wonderful characteristics. The author wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin intentionally to provide information on how slavery’s evil, by describing scenes with harsh treatment, separations of family members, cruel masters, and the good moral character in slaves.
He's ruinin' the family, that's what he's doin'" (Lee 83). Due to Maycomb's intolerance for coloured people, Atticus Finch is shunned by society. Furthermore, this scrutiny extends past Atticus himself and causes his family to face hardships; this is seen as Scout and Jem are mistreated by Maycomb's white community because they do not approve of their father’s actions. Yet, even more atrocious were the unjust actions geared towards Tom Robinson. “‘The state has not produced one iota of medical evidence to the effect th... ... middle of paper ... ...xamples demonstrate how stereotypes discourage individual growth, as individuals are expected to act in one manner - to conform to the stereotype.
The strict rules implemented on the prisoners mess up their mindsets so much that turning in your own family to be put to death for breaking the rules isn’t even a question. Shin is not a normal kid. He did not have a loving and nurturing childhood, he does not have much contact with his father right now, and soon he will not have any family at all. To Shin is mother was just another person, he stole her lunch sometimes, he did not care for her, and neither did she care for him. On April 6, 1996 Shin’s mother and brother tried to escape the camp.
Many times this kid did hit them for any reason and he never cared about them. I believe that Essie Mae's parents were too involved in their jobs with the land, and they never realized that another child was taking care of their children, and that's a really big mistake, but it was better than nothing, because it could be worse, if they were by themselves. It seems like Essie Mae's lifestyle is full of negative things at home but is not just there because she also experienced abuse in her own school with Reverend Carson. She really was scared of this teacher, and that is why she spent most of the class time in the girl's restroom. She said about her teacher: "I was so scared of him I never did anything.
“Who was the most racist in that situation? Was it the white man who was too terrified to confront his black neighbors on their rudeness? Was it the black folks who abandoned their mattress on their curb? … Or was it all of us, black and white, passively revealing that, despite our surface friendliness, we didn’t really care about one another?” He never blames the black neighbors for their disregard of the mattress because their black, but sounds aware of the stereotyping and how he comes off addressing it. He also knows how much he stands out in the community as a minority, wondering what the cops would say to him, “ ‘Buddy,’ the cops would say.
The benign force of racism has disrupted their lives, especially Scouts, through the old fashioned and discriminative opinions of the younger residents of Maycomb. My attitude to racism has developed in the course of the narrative. Mr Dolphus Raymond continues to elaborate on my feelings while he talks to Scout and Dill during the court case. He is a sinful man according to the community as he is has fathered mixed children. To contemplate this felony he pretended to be a drunk: "Secretly, Miss Finch, I'm not much of a drinker, but you see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that is the way I want to live.
Along with her father’s drinking problem, her mother’s lack of rules and parental skills are out of the norm. She believes "people worry.... “people worry too much about their children. Suffering when they are young is good for them”(28). Her mother believes that they can learn on their own, showing that she does not care about the hardships her children are constantly dealing with in their environment. With this negligence the children are often forgotten about as well.
Alexandra, like many others, believes that if people are from a poor family or a family that had a “bad streak”, then they are not worthy to be friends with people like the Finches. Atticus’ view is completely opposite. He sees people for their qualities and not possessions, people like Bob Ewell, he sees as trash, because of the way he abuses his children and the way he abuses the law. So it is clear why Tom is even respected by Atticus, because he is polite and would never harm another human being unless in the defence of someone. So, in Atticus’ point of view, sentencing Tom Robinson as guilty and to receive the capital punishment, would be similar to killing a mockingbird, something he believes, is a sin.
‘Yes I did’” (Lee 174). Bob uses Tom as a scapegoat for his actions, and it is unjust towards Tom because he is not given a fair trial. This reinforces the injustice Tom Robinson receives from the jury, after both Bob and Mayella lie about what really happened. Tom Robinson is as innocent as a mockingbird. Indeed, Maycomb’s society is racially biased.
Like Lennie, Crooks has a "relationship" with loneliness. He knows that when people get lonely, they tend to get sick. Crooks is rejected from every group of people and cannot socially interact with others. Although discrimination is still present during the time period of the book, Crooks still attempts to make friends. Others treat Crooks unjust because he is different from others given that he is black.