Have you ever wondered why some African Americans in the community are treated differently than other blacks in the community? Throughout the book African Americans are treated differently in each household and on the streets. Throughout this essay I will be giving you a few examples on the way that the African Americans are treated in the maker community.
One way that African Americans are treated in the community is how Atticus treats Calpernia. She is not asleep to Atticus she is actually more like a part of the family then a slave and she is paid in respect and love. The text evidence that I have for this is “Alexandra, calpurnia’s not leaving this house until she wants to. you may think otherwise, but I couldn’t have got along without her all of these years. She’s a faithful member of this family and you will simply have to accept things the way they are. Besides, sister, I don’t want you working your head off for us- you’ve no reason to do that. We still need Cal as much as we ever did.” The other way African Americans are treated in the society is the way Mayella Ewell accused Tom Robinson of rape.
He lost because she was a white gall and he was a black man. The text evidence is “I got something’ to say’ and then. that niger yonder took advantage of me an’ if you find fancy gentleman don’t want to do nothing’ about it then you’re all yellow stinkin cowards, the lot of you.
your fancy airs don’t come to nothing’- you are manning’ and Miss Marilyn’ don’t come to nothing .” Another way that the African Americans in the Maycomb County is how everyone’s racist against everyone. like in chapter 11 it states “Mrs. Dubose is an old racist woman.”(132) And when lula stopped and said ” you ain’t got no business bringin’ white children here- they got their church, we got our own.
It is our church, ain’t it Miss Cal?” (158)In conclusion the way that black people are treated in the Maycomb County community is loving and kind but also mean and judgeful. Also how everyone’s racist against each other, white and blacks.