Essay on Racism Between Black And White Americans

1174 Words Jun 26th, 2016 5 Pages
Racism is the prejudice against people regarding the country they came from, the colour of their skin, and the language they speak. Racism is a theme that is seen all over the world and also plays a big part in our modern history. In the novel to ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and the film ‘Remember The Titans’, the racism prevalently between black and white Americans is dealt with in a numerous amount of ways. The novel is not a true story but is based on life at the time whereas the film is based on real events that happened. Throughout both the film and the novel there were many similarities with how racism was dealt with including the two female narrators and the two protagonists that did not believe in prejudice against race.

The narrators of the film and the book, Scout (Jean-Louise Finch) and Sheryl, were both white women recalling their childhood and discussing the elements of racism that they had witnessed growing up. Sheryl Yoast opens the film ‘Remember The Titans’ by discussing the importance of high school football and throughout the film displays her love of football. This is unexpected as Sheryl is a young white girl and at that time it was unexpected of women to be so into something that was considered a ‘man’s sport’. Scout, or Jean-Louise Finch, is the narrator throughout the whole novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and speaks mostly of her father, Atticus Finch, throughout the novel as well as her struggle of being a girl who did not embrace much femininity. Sheryl…

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