Chavez hated school as a child, probably because he and the other kids were beat and punished by teachers in school for speaking Spanish. Out of the 37 schools that Chavez attended, many were segregated and he never saw how education had anything to do with the farm worker/migrant lifestyle of his people-this was why the Sal Si Puede mentality was so easy to trap people in his community. Once, in elementary school, he had to wear a dunce cap and a sign that said, “I am a clown. I speak Spanish”. It was not just the schools that were hard for Mexicans and other minorities.
For example, Scout is harassed and becomes the target of insults when her father decides to defend Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. This is a plajurized essay. The hate felt towards black people by the majority of the Maycomb citizens causes them to bother and harass those who attempt to befriend the black people. Forgive me for stealing this essay. 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.
Freedom plays a significant role in the story because Huck is trying to free himself from Widow Douglas and his father and Jim is escaping from slavery. When Miss Watson and Widow Douglas took Huck in, they were determined to make him more civilized. They don’t allow him to smoke and they’re constantly reminding him to stop scrunching up and sit up straight (4). With the women always on his case, he isn’t able to be the independent, carefree boy that he really is. When Huck gets kidnapped by Pap, he’s grateful to be away from the widow’s house because it’s too “cramped up and sivilized” (30) for him there.
They feared Richard, and some of the white people felt it necessary to act out their racist feelings in order to cover up their fear. White coworkers beat Richard because his boss was kind to him. Richard later had to leave a good job because those racist co-workers would “kill” him. When the principal at Richard’s school had asked Richard to give a speech to a large audience of white and black people, Richard refused to read the principal’s prepared speech. By reading the principal’s speech, Richard was saying what the white power wanted him to say and to Richard this would be giving in to the very thing he hated so much.
“Scout, I’m beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time…” (227). Prejudice and discrimination are major issues that are present in the town of Maycomb; Scout and her brother Jem are young children who learn about the disturbing existence of the bigotry that they were previously unaware of in their familiar southern hometown throughout the trial of Tom Robinson, an innocent African American who is accused of rape by a white woman. To Kill a Mockingbird introduces a world that harbors prejudice against some of its very citizens and describes how discrimination was a major flaw in society and still is a flaw present day society. The author, Harper Lee develops
Second of all, later in the novel, the King and the Duke sell Jim back into slavery. At this point, Huck can no longer deal with the two criminals, so he abandons them. Huck is upset that Jim is gone, so he decides that he must come up with a plan and free Jim. Huck eventually finds out where Jim is, which just happens to be at Tom Sawyer’s Aun... ... middle of paper ... ... come around from his racist ways. Huck only cares about going around and having adventures, not freeing Jim from slavery.