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Social Inequalities - To Kill a Mockingbird

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Maddison Kamolins

on 19 March 2012

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Transcript of Social Inequalities - To Kill a Mockingbird

Social Inequality Our View If it had of been a more just society like today's the results and outcome of many events may have been different. Scout may not of fought with all of the people she did, Tom Robinson may not of been convicted as guilty and it may not of been such a poor and racist community. We feel as if Social Inequality played a major role in the way Tom Robinson was convicted and how many of the events in the book unfold. * dirty
*scummy - just like the Ewell family
* rude Social Status Maycomb
Mayella Ewell *Everyone knows each other
eg: Ewell's are known as dirty and unpleasent people living off the
community white people think black people are lesser than them. note: shes very lonely and has to do everything for her self! Aunt Alexandra very protective and believes strongly in
family name. The children are brought up in a world of social inequality therefore dont really know a difference. Aunt Alexandra believes that Atticus isn't a mother figure that they need. Calpurnia is definately not! Social inequality is the marginalised,
segregated groups of society whom
do not share equal social status or
class due to race, wealth or other
discriminative agenda. Tom's conviction in "To Kill a Mockingbird" is a prime example of social inequality. Demonstrating that it isn't always about who you are, it's about where you came from and the colour of your skin, the superficial reasoning. "…Cry about the hell white people give coloured folks, without even stopping to think they're people, too." - Mr Dolphus Raymond (page 222) Classes Within Maycomb's Society People in Maycomb are classed by name, land and reputation in the community. According to Aunt Alexandra "the longer a family had been squating on one patch of land the finer it was." CLASSES:
- the educated i.e the Finch family
-the Cunninghams
-the Ewells
-the Negreos In Maycomb you are known and judged by your surname or family name. An example of this is Mayella Ewell. "The thing about it is, our kind of folks don't like the Cunninghams, the Cunninghams don't like the Ewells, and the Ewells hate and despise the coloured folks."-Jem to Scout "...There's four kinds of folks in the world. There's the ordinary kind like us and the neighbours, there's the kind like the Cunninghams out in the woods, the kind like the Ewells down at the dump, and the Negroes."-Jem to Scout. Poverty Poverty in Maycomb was based on social class and was very much effected by the great depression “There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with…” - Scout's thoughts “Not exactly. The Cunningham's are country folks, farmers, and the crash hit them hardest.” - Atticus to Scout and Jem about the effects from the Great Depression on the Cunninghams “He didn’t forget his lunch, he didn’t have any. He had none today nor would he have any tomorrow or the next day. He had probably never seen three quarters together at the same time in his life.” - Scouts thoughts when Miss Caroline Fisher offers Walter Cunningham money Levels of Poverty
Finches and other well off people
Cunninghams and other farmers
Ewells and Black People
The Great Depression caused:
Loss of Jobs
Loss of homes
Lack of food and resources - hunger
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