Category: Racism

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As people grow in life, they alsochange and mature. ScoutFinch, who is a six-year-old girl at the beginning of the novel To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, isnine by the end of it. Little by little throughoutthe book, we see as a reader how she learns to control her volatile temper, changeher views on […]

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Absolutist Rules Always Good or Sometimes Bad

Absolute morality remains true in all situations. This is not always the right approach; however, sometimes such a resolute view is necessary. There are many occasions in which absolute rules are good. The fact that they are unchanging, no matter the circumstance, has many benefits. In some cases, people are unsure as to what is […]

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Throughout the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout demonstrates maturity in a number of examples. There were two main experiences where Scout could see herself come of age. Not only that, but she reflects on those occurrences and ask the question, why? At the beginning of the novel, Boo Radley is addressed. Rumors have floated […]

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Martin the way we treat each other and

    Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader bornin Atlanta Georgia on January 15, 1929. He committed his life to achievingequality and justice for all colored Americans. MLK lead nonviolent protest inBirmingham, Alabama. Birmingham police and citizen who didn’t support broughtviolence. He would also have meetings and urge boycotts for business. MLK wasimportant […]

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Snow Falling on Cedars

The novel, Snow Falling on Cedars, was written by David Guterson and was published on September 26, 1995. It took Guterson, who was born on May 4, 1956, over ten years to finish the book, which immediately became a bestseller and was awarded the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1995. The novel was based on […]

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Victims of Prejudice

All around the world, discrimination of a certain race occurs. Harper Lees’ novel to kill a mockingbird shows the prejudice in Maycomb, which is revealed by the outsiders. Due to the differences of people in the community, victims are victimized. Also people who choose to be different are victimized from other people due to prejudice. […]

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The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison has taken risks in writing her story “The Bluest Eye”, producing many firsts in her short novel, most importantly a first in the choice of an aesthetically challenged black girl as the main focus. This is during a time when readers are expecting beautiful white heroines in novels. Morrison is a rebellious writer, […]

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Eyes on the Prize

Set during the American times where there is more of brawling and chaos about people’s rights, “Eyes on the Prize” is a crucial documentary of the African-American movement for Civil Rights from the 1950’s to the1960’s. It was not just a mere historical documentary but had also been a reliable source of information about the […]

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Rachel Boo Radley to Jem, Scout, and Dill.

Rachel FlorkiewiczMrs. MaasPre-AP English 91-24-17Arguably the most difficult part of growing up is learning from your mistakes and the difference between what is right and what is wrong. This is clear in the novel by Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird. In this story, we see a majorly racist town deal with the trial of […]

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