Racism is wrought within the whole story. For example, even though Calpernia is a female, Aunt Alexandra overlooks her good work because of her race (p. 129). Blacks, because they are considered inferior, are expected to do everything for whites. People are so biased it doesn’t matter how well a job a black person does they are still frowned upon. Furthermore, the jury declares Tom Robinson guilty even though the evidence is clearly in his favor (p.211).
This social prejudice leads to the exclusion of families such as the Ewells and the Cunninghams because they don’t conform to Maycomb’s belief of normality. They are treated like outsiders with suspicion and are stereotyped. The religious prejudice in Maycomb leads to the persecution of Miss Maudie Atkinson by the foot washing Baptists. Racial prejudice in Maycomb is constantly displayed by the white community toward the black community. The most glaring example of racism in the novel is when Tom Robinson is convicted of raping Mayella Ewell just because he dared to feel sorry for her.
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.
In more extreme cases, people who believe that they are superior can act out their fears and insecurities with violence and terrorism. In the novel, The Garies and their Friends, some of the main themes were "racism" and "prejudice". Some examples of these themes being portrayed in the book would be George Stevens and his wife acting out upon the Garies, Clarence Garie owning slaves, Charlie not being able to get a job, and Birdie not wanting to marry Clarence. George Stevens, also known as "slippery George", was a racist. He had hated Garie just for marrying a white woman but it wasn't until he found out that they were related and that Garie would inherit money from a distant aunt, that he wished him dead.
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.
People often rush into relationship or marriage which may end up unsuccessful. In Kate Chopin” Desiree baby”,Désirée faced with many obstacles and difficulties after given birth to a child that appeared to being part black due to that her husband Armand hated her. Ms. Desiree, was adopt and did not know if there was any black heritage in her, even though she looked white. The main focus was on her and every fingers pointed towards Ms. Désirée which had gotten very frustrated that she broke down . Mr. Armand was a slave owner in Louisiana who had so much pride which was bigger than the love for his wife ,Desiree.
Moody would rather fight the system than to abide by them as her family did growing up. On page 136 Moody expresses her feelings on how she “hated Negroes. I hated them for not standing up and doing something about the murders. In fact, I think I had a stronger resentment toward Negroes for letting the whites kill them than toward the whites”(Moody
This mid-seventeenth century Boston society was automatically disgusted by the fact that Hester gave birth during her husband's absence. They wrongly accused her for not being loyal when she was actually forcefully raped. The novel describes this situation by saying, “She would become the general symbol at which the preacher and moralist might point, and in which they might vivify and embody their images of woman’s frailty and sinful passion” (Hawthorne 5.1). Men were unfairly perceived as the superior individuals and less pressure was on them. Women were seen as innately sinful and, therefore, have a tarnished image because of that.
The fact of her being gay, did not make anything easier for her, it just made it worse, her own father looked down on her. Setting – Mississippi Paula – Just like Leigh, Paula has a lot of drama and violence going on. She was caught in the middle of two people who both had feelings for her and wanted her to be their girlfriend. So they end of fighting and she just kick Leigh to the curb. Paula should not have let them fight at the spot that night.
The failure of adults is an important theme Toni Morrison shows all readers in The Bluest Eye because the failures of adults affect children. One example that shows how the failures of adults affect children in this novel is through Geraldine. Geraldine fails to love her son and parent well. Geraldine is a middle class woman who is married and has a son named Junior. She sees herself as a “colored person” rather than a “nigger” because she hates the blackness in her and fears the differences of these two interpretations.