How To Kill A Mockingbird Gender Inequality

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We live in a world that cannot be fair. Even in America, the land of the free, people live in poverty and oppression by others or the majority. Sometimes, however, it may not even be the majority oppressing people, but it may just be the so-called “top one percent” or those with large amounts of power that oppress people. Sometimes, fiction writers depict a utopia in which everyone live equally and happily, but To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is not one of them. In this book, she weaves the childhood of Scout Finch and her brother Jem, who live in the southern town of Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression, and there are a lot of injustices in the book, which pertain to the differences in gender and race among the people living there. These two examples she writes into the book share the common ground of…show more content…
The biggest figure of this movement, though it was led by a few black men, was Martin Luther King Jr. They fought long and hard for equality, and many were arrested and put in prison. They survived many hardships, all part of the injustices against black people. A very famous case during the movement was Brown v. Board of Education, when the Supreme Court ruled that segregation in schools was unconstitutional. This was a very big victory for the movement, but it was met with a lot of resistance from the south. Rosa Parks, the black woman sho sat in the “whites only” part of the bus, was arrested, jailed, and fined because of that. Martin himself was arrested many times, and while he was in the Birmingham Jail, he wrote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” This is a very strong quote, especially the first sentence, because it holds true no matter where people are and no matter what they
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