To Kill A Mocking Bird The Effects of Segregation
Segregation The general definition of segregation is to be separated from others, usually because of gender, belief, or race.
Types of Segregation Segregation is not only expressed by separation based on race, but can also be expressed by gender and social separation. Things such as disregarding people who are women by not giving them the same rights as men, or out-casting people who are different can be categorized under segregation.
Tom Robinson Calpurnia Atticus Finch Scout Finch Jem Finch Arthur Radley Miss Maudie Dolphis Raymond Ewells Cunninghams Who All Were Effected by Segregation in the Novel?
Tom Robinson “Mr. Finch, if you was a nigger like me, you’d be scared, too.” -Tom Robinson, 195 “Yes, suh. I felt right sorry for her, she seemed to try more’n the rest of ‘em-” “You felt sorry for her, you felt sorry for her?” -Tom Robinson talking to Mr. Gilmer, pg.197 “Seventeen bullet holes in him. They didn’t have to shoot him that much.” -Atticus’ informing of Tom’s death, pg. 235
“We looked at her in surprise, for Calpurnia rarely commented on the ways of white people.” - Scout, pg. 12 “You’ve got to face it sooner or later and it might as well be tonight. We don’t need her now.” Aunt Alexandra, pg.137 “When’s your birthday, Cal?” “I just have it on Christmas, it’s easier to remember it that way - I don’t have a real birthday” - Calpurnia, pg.124 “ “Put my bag in the front bedroom Calpurnina,” was the first thing Aunt Alexandra said.” - Aunt Alexandra, pg.127 Calpurnina
“You’ve got everything to lose from this, Atticus. I mean everything.” - Link Deas, pg. 146 “If Uncle Atticus lets you run around with stray dogs, that’s his own business, like Grandma says, so it ain’t your fault. I guess it ain’t your fault if Uncle Atticus is a nigger-lover…” - Francis, pg. 83 “In ones and twos, men got out of the car. Shadows became substance as lights revealed solid shapes moving toward the jail door. Atticus remained where he was…. “You know what we want,” another man said. “Get aside from the door, Mr. Finch.” ” - A man from the mob who wanted to harm Tom Robinson, pg.151 Atticus Finch
“Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire. How could I possibly hope to be a lady if I wear breeches.” - Scout, pg. 81 “…we would squirm our way through sweating sidewalk crowds and sometimes hear, “ There’s his chillun,” or, “Yonder’s some Finches.” - Scout, pg.135 “I wants to know why you bringin’ white chillun to nigger church.” - Lula, pg.119 Scout and Jem Finch
“Nobody knew what form of intimidation Mr. Radley employed to keep Boo out of sight, but Jem figured that Mr. Radley kept him chained to the bed most of the time. Atticus said no, it wasn’t that sort of thing, that there were other ways of making people into ghosts.” - Scout, pg. 11 Arthur Radley
“Did you know some of ‘em came out of the woods one Saturday and passed by this place and told me me and my flowers were going to hell?....Thing is, foot washers think women are a sin by definition.” - Miss Maudie, pg. 44 “There are lots of reasons. For one thing, Miss Maudie can’t serve on a jury because she’s a women-” - Atticus, pg. 221 Miss Maudie Atkinson
“ “Why’s he sittin’ with the colored folks?” “Always does. He likes ‘em better’n he likes us, I reckon. Lives by himself way down the county line. He’s got a colored women and all sorts of mixed chillun.” ” - Jem, pg. 161 Dolphis Raymond
“Atticus said the Ewells had been the disgrace of Maycomb for three generations. None of them had done an honest day’s work in his recollection.” - Scout, pg.30 “She has committed no crime, she has merely broken a time-honored code of our society, a code so severe that whoever breaks it is hounded from our midst as unfit to live with.” - Atticus, pg.203 Ewells
We Still Face It Today • Gangs • Homosexuality • Race • Intelligence • Wealth • Technology • Style… What is mentioned here is some of the many different things that cause our society to continue to be segregated.
There were a total of ten characters in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee that we took note of who faced racial, social, or gender-wise segregation. Tom Robinson Calpurnia Atticus Finch Jem Finch Scout Finch Boo (Arthur) Radley Miss Maudie Dolphis Raymond Cunninghams Ewells In Conclusion… But were YOU paying attention?
Game Play • A picture of an item or person will appear on this screen that will represent one of the characters that we had previously mentioned. • Your job will be to guess the character of whom the picture belongs to and to determine which category of segregation the character belonged to. • There will be a surprised rewarded at the end of the game!
The End Thank you for your attention and outstanding participation. We hope that everyone received a greater understanding of exactly how segregation not only effected the characters in the book, but also effects our every day lives. If there are any questions, please feel free to ask any members of our group. A special thanks goes out to Rashonda Reynolds, Bre’a Campos, Richard Townsell, Natalia Romo, and Imani Williams-Vicente for your hard work and dedication in making this presentation a success!