Scout realizes that the only reason she must undergo this torment is that her father is defending a black man, which has become taboo because of the corruption that racism has caused in many people. In addition, Scout watches Tom Robinson undergo unfair treatment and false accusations. Please dont tell my parents I stole this essay. Although Atticus provides the jury and the people of Maycomb with overwhelming evidence benefiting Tom, and ultimately proving him innocent, this is not enough to overcome the powers of hate and racism. Scout watches as the jury deliberates and convicts Tom Robinson of murder because he is a black man.
Mrs. Dubose shouts rude comments to Scout and Jem about Atticus, “Your father’s no better than the niggers and trash he works for.” This should not have been said because Atticus is trying to be a good person. Back then even talking to an African American can lead you into terrible trouble. In the book after a rude comment Mrs. Dubose had made Jem had cut all of her flowers with a baton that he had got for Scout. After this happe... ... middle of paper ... ...Walter is trash. Walter just got labeled trash because of his social class.
The white girl Brittany stated that “I don’t like black men because they are crazy, act like players and they scare me” (real racial perception). Knowing that your father has been racist since your childhood, lets me know that you are racist. We all know that this kind of hatred has to be taught it is not something that you are born with or you pick up at the corner store. Moorer 3 During the same panelist experiment, she dealt with interracial dating. White female with a black man was considered a “slut”, “He has an issue with himself”, “He needs a white trophy on his arm.
Racial Discrimination Racial discrimination is shown through out the book, To kill a mockingbird. During discrimination, many certain people got hurt during the times of the depression. In this book, Tom Robinson was teased of and discriminated against because he was black. Scout Finch is the narrator of the book. Jem is her brother, and the father is Atticus Finch, the dad and the city knowing lawyer.
According to Telgen's Novels For Students, "Scout's narrative relates how she and her elder brother Jem learn about fighting prejudice and upholding human dignity" (285). The innocent were corrupted largely in part to prejudice. Racism was an important aspect in To Kill A Mockingbird. This novel "appeared at a time when racial tensions were reaching heated proportions in Alabama and the rest of the south" (Moss 395). Blacks were demeaned by society including "the segregation of public restrooms and drinking fountains, as well as the practice of forcing blacks to ride in back of buses (Telgen 295).
She is continually defending him but the racist remarks do not stop. These remarks just show how cruel children can be to other children. She feels the need to defend her father to Francis, her cousin. He was also taunting her with accusations: "At a safe distance her called, `He's nothin' but a nigger-lover'." The benign force of racism has disrupted their lives, especially Scouts, through the old fashioned and discriminative opinions of the younger residents of Maycomb.
Scout is taunted by “ Cecil say you defended niggers? He made it sound like you were runnin‘ a still” and “drew a bead on him, remembered what Atticus had said, then dropped my fists and walked away...it was the first time I had walked away from a fight”. Scout has trouble coming to terms with the violence that she is experiencing from other kids her age because of how racist, they are against African Americans that they target Scout even though it is her father not her defending Tom Robinson in the case. Nevertheless, the consequences of racism play out accordingly in this scene, proving the theme that the effects of bigotry can even affect innocent kids who are taught to hate others simply because of their parents’ beliefs, this bigotry then leads to violence against others who may not even be directly involved in the case. Scout notices “a familiar face, and at the center of the semi-circle, I found one” (153) in Mr. Cunningham.
To Kill a Mockingbird is about a young girl named Jean-Louise Finch, who they call Scout, her brother Jeremy, nick-named Jem, and many other characters. Their father Atticus, who is a lawyer, had been given a case to handle and did not have a choice but to receive it and work his best for his client. The case was about an African man, named Tom Robinson, who was accused of raping a white woman. This case causes many problems that they have to deal with everyday. The entire town turns against them saying that Atticus is a “nigger-lover.” Even Atticus’ family turned against them, which really hurts Scout, especially when her cousin Francis says “I guess it ain’t your fault if Uncle Atticus is a nigger-lover besides, but I’m here to tell you it certainly does mortify the rest of the family-” (Harper 91).
When Lily and Rosaleen; her housekeeper went to the town, they got into the trouble and T. Ray picked Lily up and blames her. “…Couldn’t pick somebody normal? He’s the meanest nigger-hater in Sylvan…” (38). Additionally, when T. Ray comes to try to take her back in Sylvan, he says, “So you’ve been here the whole time, staying with colored women Jesus Christ” (291), like it is a bad thing to stay with them, because it doesn’t necessary to mention people’s race at that circumstance. Even though Lily was trying not to influence by T. Ray, she has some racism inside of her
His daughter was abducted and raped partially because of her race, but Mr. Lee’s lawyer, Mr. Jake Brigance, never played up the Lee’s race. In fact Brigance never even mentioned race, and if he did he never made it a major point. In the summation Brigance blamed himself for his inexperience, and the fact that one of his witnesses was not credible. Carl Lee’s lawyer ask for equality, and plays on the juries emotions and feelings, which Atticus Finch also does in To Kill A Mockingbird. Tom Robinson was accused of raping a white girl who came from a poorer family of the community, and his lawyer was a prominent man from the same community, Atticus Finch.