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.
The fact that everybody has been harming him emotionally, even though he has done nothing to deserve it, leaves Scout feeling sympathetic. Boo has been put out to be a crazy and horrible man for so long, the town doesn't recognize him as a human being anymore. Boo Radley represents a mockingbird because he has always been harmless and innocent, however, the town persecutes him, making him an undeserving victim of the town's injustice. Tom Robinson is an African American man who is accused of rape and is sentenced to many years i... ... middle of paper ... ...e doesn't yet understand the world's prejudiced attribute. The word 'any' is used to make the audience feel Jem's confidence, because he has so much faith, that he almost believes that it is impossible to lose this trial.
This means that we too share Pips reservations and suspicions about Magwitch throughout the opening chapters, even though it is clear that this man is scared, lonely and hungry enough to thre... ... middle of paper ... ...me suffering as Magwitch. This belief would probably have evolved after his trial with Compeyson, which taught him that the law could be manipulated by class. This shows that Magwitch did not have many criminal intentions, and that he was tricked by Compeyson. In a sense Dickens is trying to show us how real justice can be hard to find. It is because of his low status and poverty that Magwitch never really had a chance.
Although Willy is justly punished for his crimes, Field fails to go into the depth of Willy’s crimes. The extent of Willy Loman’s corruption makes his crimes far more severe, for he has left his family in shambles and to continue to be his future conduits. Willy Loman’s addiction to his own delusions have made him curse his sons to the same amoral mind frame that he had put on himself, and continues to use against his wife, while still feeling convinced he is a well liked person that deserves to be treated better than he treats others. Willy Loman receives a deserving punishment for many reasons, but the lesson he leaves behind to his sons is one of the most everlasting to his family. Field in his article claims “what he has taught them does not look to him like what he had wanted them to learn” (21), but Willy’s failure is that Biff and Happy have learned exactly what he has taught them their whole lives.
When the crazy Addie killed the household pets at night, they blamed it all on Boo. The children... ... middle of paper ... ...l Dill, after all he’s just a Negro” (Lee 199). In Maycomb, people are treated very differently based purely on their color, and economic status. To conclude my essay Harper Lee uses the time and setting to exemplify the horrible effects of prejudice through Atticus, Boo and Tom. Boo is thought to be a monster by the people of Maycomb but ends up being a very caring shy young man not a monster.
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.
The Misfit’s lack of psychological help contributes to the decay of his morality because with an unstable mind he is unable to grasp moral values whatsoever. In addition, the Misfit expresses himself strictly through violence. During the conversation between the Grandmother and the Misfit, he states that ‘“[t]hen it’s nothing for you to do but enjoy the few minutes you got left the best way you can—by killing somebody or burning down his house or doing some other meanness to him. No pleasure but meanness.”’ (O’Connor 27). Since the Misfit had to suffer through the cruelty of his punishments, he no longer believes in conventional morals and sees that the only
Pip is constantly feeling guilty and suffering because he is led to believe that his life causes nothing but grief and evil to those around him. Mrs. Joe uses threats of punishment and accusations of ingratitude to keep Pip silent and well-behaved: " 'I tell you what, young fellow,' said she, 'I didn't bring you ... ... middle of paper ... ...London: Macmillan, 1966. Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations. New York: Signet Classic, 1961.
The Death Penalty, Inaccurately Supported Tommy, sixteen, poor, and mentally retarded constantly found himself being teased and hit by the town bully. He never knew what to do, he would always just look down at the ground and allow himself to get beat up. One day his friend told him that if the bully teased him again he should defend himself and hit him back. The following day, as usual, the bully started to make fun of him and to throw punches at him, afraid and not knowing what to do, Tommy began to hit the bully back. Once he noticed that the bully was afraid and that he had stopped hitting him Tommy, unable to control his actions, continued to beat the nineteen-year-old bully until he fell on the floor and lay motionless.
Mrs. Dubose is Atticus, Jem and Scout’s neighbour, who is very sick and is always insulting Atticus, who is supporting Tom Robinson in the court case. Mrs. Dubose insults Atticus by telling Jem and Scout, “Your father’s no better than the niggers and trash he works for” (Lee 135). Atticus defends Tom Robinson because he knows Tom is not guilty, he is innocent. However, because of this Atticus is called severe things like “nigger-lover” by many people, even though he is only st... ... middle of paper ... ... colour can be innocent. Because Atticus’s support for Tom Robinson, Atticus is always castigated, not only Atticus is judged, Jem and Scout are also reprimanded.