Analysis Of ' Kill A Mockingbird ' Essay

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In the past African Americans have had to conform to the way society sees them in order to avoid trouble. Example,"It is not necessary to tell all you know. It is not ladylike—in the second place, folks don 't like to have somebody around knowin ' more than they do. It aggravates 'em. You 're not gonna change any of them by talkin ' right, they 've got to want to learn themselves, and when they don 't want to learn there 's nothing you can do but keep your mouth shut or talk their language," from to kill a mockingbird. Here Calpurnia, in To Kill A Mockingbird, had to conform to hear the town’s view of her and “talk their language.” People no longer have to do this. They are able to express themselves instead of living a double life. For example, "It 's right hard to say," she said. "Suppose you and Scout talked colored-folks ' talk at home it 'd be out of place, wouldn 't it? Now what if I talked white-folks ' talk at church, and with my neighbors? They 'd think I was puttin ' on airs to beat Moses," from to kill a mockingbird. Calpurnia talks about how it would be weird for white people to talk about colored folk and how it would be a crime for a colored person to talk about a white person. People of modern society talk more comfortably to races, but you still have to be careful because African Americans could get offended easily. Example, "Scout," said Atticus, "nigger-lover is just one of those terms that don 't mean anything—like snot-nose. It 's hard to…

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