Monday, March 11, 2019
What Has to Kill a Mockingbird Taught You About Prejudice and Justice?
What Has To Kill a flouter Taught You about Prejudice and Justice? After reading this book I had a bulky knowledge of prejudice and justice in the qabalistic South in the 1930s. In 1861 1865 war was on. Parliament abolished slavery in America in 1865 provided the south needed slaves for their trade. So they carried on mistreating barrens, disobeying the law. After the war (with the North winning) blacks were unflurried do by with injustice and inequality. The blacks still had bad jobs and most of them worked for the whites for instance a cleaner or maid. When turkey cock Robinson was on pick upout in the tap there were no black deal in the control board.The black people who wanted to watch the trial had to sit on the upper tier where there were limited seats so most of them stood. Your fathers no better than the niggers and trash he workings for get by Dubose told Jem. This is an extremely racist and fairly unnecessary comment for Miss Dubose to make. This implies t hat genus Atticus is worse than, in her judgement, the blacks and other lower class of the town. Whites treated blacks like dirt and looked down on them whenever they would pass them in the street. thither was a clear social hierarchy in Maycomb the whites viewed themselves significantly high than the blacks.All of Tom Robinsons evidence in the court aspect showed that he was not guilty but because he was black the jury sentenced him to prison. decide Taylor did not want to sentence Tom Robinson but the majority of the jury agreed on him being guilty. They all thought that just because he was black he lied and was cruel to people. Aunt Alexandra had a somewhat haughty attitude towards topics like this. Atticus and Aunt Alexandra had very diverse views on the way of life and the way people should live. For instance they some(prenominal) had very different perceptions on the word trashy.Atticus uses the word trashy to unwrap a stuck-up white man being racist towards a black ma n but Aunt Alexandra uses it to suck up Walter Cunningham and his family. The clear promissory note between these two very different uses of the word is that Atticus uses it to describe people who are generally ignorant but Alexandra uses it to describe people of the lower class who are dirty. This reveals that the whole way through the tarradiddle Alexandra sticks to her views and not even after Tom Robinsons court case does she change her mind. In a way Atticus does the same thing and throughout the novel fights to uphold justice.Atticus is the only white man by from Judge Taylor who is not racist or prejudice towards the blacks. In the center of the novel when Tom Robinson is in jail, Atticus guards him himself all night and when Mr Cunningham and a group of other men ambush him all Atticus does is try to keep the peace. Miss Dubose constantly has a moan about Atticus and what he stands for and Atticus completely ignores it and is extremely polite to her. He is an extremely k ind and gentle man who is loyal to Tom Robinson. At the write down of the novel picket is incredibly naive, angry and violent.She also has no watch for other people like Walter Cunnigham. Scout finds it odd and strange that Walter Cunningham pours sirup all over his meal and she isnt afraid to express her opinion vocally. This upsets not only Walter but Calpurnia as well and Scout gets a good telling off from her. This shows that Scout is not only devastating and rude but can also be slightly snobby. When she runner heard of Boo Radley she pictured him peculiar looking and was awfully shake up of him. Then when Boo started leaving gifts in a tree for Jem and Scout she thought that he could maybe be alright and not creepy like she thought.Then towards the end when Boo kills Bob Ewell to defend the children, Scout realises that he is a kind and not at all freaky. In item she takes him by the hand and talks to him with high regard. These series of extremely grand events change s Scouts character throughout the story. To Kill a Mockingbird has taught me a great deal about Prejudice and Justice. I have especially versed about Justice from the way that Atticus acted ,the way that Scout changed but most of all Tom Robinson and the people involved in the court case.