Racism Is An Everyday Struggle For Someone Who Doesn 't Fit Into Society

1181 Words Oct 19th, 2014 5 Pages
In the world we live in Racism is an everyday struggle for someone who doesn’t fit into society’s version of the social norm. The book To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee and The report in the Scottsborro case by Miss. Hollace Ransdell pull us back into time where racism was a nationwide problem, especially in the south, and the authors of both pieces of literature try to portray this in an effective manner. To kill a mockingbird and The report on the Scottsborro case reflect the evils of racism, peer pressure, and social class through a vivid use of point of view. To begin, To kill a mockingbird doesn’t portray racism through point of view as well as The report on the Scottsborro case because To kill a mockingbird only shows one point of view while The report on the Scottsborro case uses multiple people’s point of views showing a more general understanding of the racism of the time. In To kill a mockingbird, which is set in a town named Maycomb, it snows for the first time in many years, leaving the children of the town extremely excited. Scout (The narrator) and Jem (Scout’s brother) decide to build a snowman, something they have never done before. Jem and Scout do not have enough snow to build a snowman so Jem improvises and uses mud to help build the snowman. “‘Jem I ain’t ever heard of a nigger snowman,’ I said. ‘He won’t be black long,’ he growled” (66). In this quote you see Scout react to something that isn’t the ideal of what she grew up around knowing. Her use…

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