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Stereotypes Then, Now And Later Essay

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“Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levelers, and in our courts all men are created equal. “I’m no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system—that is no ideal to me, it is a living, working reality. Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man of you sitting before me on this jury. A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up. I am confident that you gentlemen will review without passion the evidence you have heard, come to a decision, and restore this defendant to his family. In the name of God, do your duty.” (109-110, e-book) In this ...view middle of the document...

The second instance I would like to mention is after the flawless evidence that was presented by Atticus in court to help in the rescue of Tom Robinson, Mr. Gilmer, the prosecutor, weakly denied of these claims set out by Atticus. For example, Mr. Gilmer and Tom Robinson’s conversation told the jury “You were given thirty days once for disorderly conduct, Robinson?” “Yes suh.” (105, e-book) Using the help of this Mr. Gilmer said if he was involved in disorderly conduct previously, he was fully capable of doing anything. Although, Tom was injured on his left hand and Mayella was beaten on the right side of her body and face giving us a sense a left-handed person was the only possibility of severely injuring her. This, however was not taken into consideration by the jury as they will always side with the white man and the negative implications set out upon the black people the jury and the audience are too broad minded to have even considered that Bob Ewell was guilty in this scenario. Lastly, we can definitely know for sure that Tom had no chance of winning is Scout and Atticus’ conversation on page 41(e-book) in which Atticus tells Scout that they case wasn’t going to be won and we knew this because Tom was black and thus he must be a criminal affecting the deliverance of justice because those judging behind the chair themselves are prejudiced and influenced wrongly. A real life example that relates in this situation is Rosa Parks, she was the woman who fought for Black People rights in America. She was arrested for no reason and wasn’t given a fair trial, just because she refused to leave her seat on the black section of the bus to allow a white person to sit in her place. As a result, we can conclude that all blacks were considered criminals and are useless and worthless pieces of trash.

The second cultural stereotype that affects the deliverance of justice that I would like to expose is: All black people are considered inferior or trash. This had a direct link to the technique of irony which was well portrayed in the book through Miss Gates’ comments. Evidence from the text shows us “That’s the difference between America and Germany. We are a democracy and Germany is a dictatorship. Dictator-ship,” she said. “Over here we don’t believe in persecuting anybody. Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced. Prejudice,” she enunciated carefully. “There are no better people in the world than the Jews, and why Hitler doesn’t think so is a mystery to me.” She herself had claimed through this statement that Hitler was a dehumanizing monster that was prejudiced and persecuted those in the Jewish religion. What about herself? Is she not the same? She as well claimed that the blacks deserved what they got from the whites and said the blacks were fortunate to have the whites. She is the exact same dehumanizing, abhorrent monster that she claimed Hitler to be, because she claimed that Americans don’t believe in persecution, maybe only towards white...

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