New York: Warner Books, 1982. Class inequality puts labels on people that aren't true. It affects where they live, what jobs they have, and how much respect they get. She attempts to shape Scout into the kind of lady that society will approve of. The moral voice of To Kill a Mockingbird is embodied by Atticus Finch, who is virtually unique in the novel in that he has experienced and understood evil without losing his faith in the human capacity for goodness. This is an example of how Social Inequality takes place in the book. This limits the amount of people that you would normally interact with on a daily basis and attempt to kindle a relationship with, thus affecting possible relationships with people of a lower class than you.
For example, those in the lower class may demand a better wage to support their family, which the upper class has a far easier time doing. The Cunningham's are country folks, farmers, and the crash hit them hardest. They put up with far worse treatment than the Ewells or the Cunninghams. The sheriff determines that Ewell's death will be ruled an accident to avoid forcing Boo to go to trial, even though Boo killed him to protect the children. In Chapter three, Atticus says something to Scout that creates a deeper and more personal view on the topic of social inequality. Gender, race, and social class are all forms of social forces. Classes are made to show the greatness of the higher class and the lowness of the lower class.
She seemed glad to see me when I appeared in the kitchen, and by watching her I began to think there was some skill involved in being a girl. Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. Scout comes to Atticus with concerns about her education and he helps her understand that she must get an education, even though she might find the process frustrating, and that he will continue to read with her and teach her at home. He tries to teach this ultimate moral lesson to Jem and Scout to show them that it is possible to live with conscience without losing hope or becoming cynical. The money is handed out.
This just comes to show that people believe that they should not be together because they have different beliefs. Atticus understands that, rather than being simply creatures of good or creatures of evil, most people have both good and bad qualities. However, this hierarchy only includes white people. You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women—black or white. People in their right mind never take pride in their talents.
No economic flutuations changed their status. In addition, at the end of the novel, the law would require Boo Radley to be placed on trial to determine whether he killed Bob Ewell is self defense or not. Atticus is brave to defend a black man in the face of criticism and threats of violence. The Existence of Social Inequality Differences in social status are explored largely through the overcomplicated social hierarchy of Maycomb, the ins and outs of which constantly baffle the children. If they're all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other? Where as when people degrade others because of race and says they will never amount to anything they will probably feel like they can't amount to anything and will not.
His absence of shoestold us how he got them. Throughout all of this, Atticus is determined to raise his children with the right morals and ethics in this prejudiced society and environment. Uncle Jack instructed us in the rudiments thereof; he said Atticus wasn't interested in guns. But they're not our kind of folks. There is also racism against blacks by all white people in society, both rich and poor.
Usually, such a trial would be decided immediately. An example of this is that in To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus may have more say in something like their court scene, whereas The Ewells may have less of a say because they would much rather take a lawyer then a person in the working class. These are examples of inequality amongst society that are seen in the story and we should all learn from this. Instead of collecting two hundred dollars as you pass go like the other players, you only receive one hundred. I go to school with Walter; he's a nice boy.
~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird , Chapter 9, spoken by the character Atticus. Out of what I knew not, yet I did not believe that twelve years of unrelieved boredom was exactly what the state had in mind for me. ~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird , Chapter 9, spoken by the character Atticus It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived. When , the mean old woman who lives down the street from the Finch family yells insults at Jem and Scout on her way to town, Jem reacts by returning and cutting up all the flowers in her front yard. Despite the people of Maycomb's callous indifference to racial inequality, Atticus sees much to admire in the people of Maycomb. I go to school with your boy.
It can actually be very dangerous. Everything depended of what they had and who their family was. Because of these racial differences this is a reason why people are separated. For example, in To Kill A Mockingbird, just because some people are black, they are put on the bottom rung of the social pyramid, and blacks are not content with that. Humans naturally want to be better than one another. ~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird , Chapter 9, spoken by the character Atticus Bad language is a stage all children go through, and it dies with time when they learn they're not attracting attention with it. They're ugly, but those are the facts of life.
Social status does not decide the people we are and people should be treated equally no matter what. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. This is the first clear conflict between institutionalized education and education in the home. I was far too old and too big for such childish things, and the sooner I learned to hold in, the better off everybody would be. Let him get a little older, and he won't get sick and cry. But at the same time, they want to avoid these kind of people when they grow older.