This image exhibits otherness because it shows a black person and a white person pulling on a rope trying to pull it onto their side. Both races have ostracized and othered each other. Racism is an example of otherness because one race thinks itself to be superior to the other making them think that they deserve more and should be treated with more respect. The image that shows two people fighting over the rope can be portrayed as a metaphor for many things. One thing is that the two people are fighting for more respect and do not agree that they both can have equal amounts of it because they are of different ethnicities. This relates to To Kill a Mockingbird for multiple reasons. One is when Tom Robinson was in court being trialed for raping Mayella. Atticus even claimed that he cannot hope to win this case. The case would be extremely hard to win for Tom Robinson because he was a black man living in a time when black citizens were treated with less respect than white citizens. just like how the image shows a black person and a white person fighting for the rope, Tom Robinson would be up against Bob Ewell who has more respect given to him than Tom because he is white and Tom is not.
This piece exhibits otherness because, mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety are portrayed as scary by making them into ugly Halloween costumes. One person said that at Walmart there was a "razor blade suicide scar wound" (Aldrich). This is othering mental illness because companies are making it seem that people with mental illness are not like normal citizens. "The costume perpetuates the idea that people who live with depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts or schizophrenia are scary" (Aldrich). The article and to kill a mockingbird both show otherness in this way. Since Boo Radley may have had a mental illness causing him to not leave his house. He was never really seen throughout the book. So he was othered by Scout and Jem. To them, he seemed like a scary person that should be feared. Just like companies did to mental illness by making costumes out of them. So both Boo Radley and mental illnesses were treated like dangerous things that people shouldn't want to be near.
This article informs the reader with many statistics that came from surveys that had been taken by women in 1962. It exemplifies otherness because "most Americans did not yet believe that gender equality was possible or even desirable" (Coontz). This was because it was believed that women could not pursue a career and still be fulfilled as a wife or mother. In 1962 a survey by the University of Michigan showed that more than two-thirds of women believed that important family decisions "should be made by the man of the house" (Coontz). So Friedan decided to try and change these women's points of view. She wanted to change the ways women thought that they had to pick up after men and be the one to cook, clean, and stay home to care for children. This article and to kill a mockingbird are both very similar because they both show otherness between two categories of people. In the article, the women are othered since they are expected to stay home with children and cook and clean. But some women want to have careers so those women are othered since they are stepping out from societal normalities. Just like how Jem and scout are othered in to kill a Mockingbird. When Calpurnia brought them to her church Lula said towards Calpurnia " you ain't got no business bringin' white chillun here---they got their church we got our'n" Jem and Scout felt othered and wanted to leave since it was clear that they were not wanted there. Just like how women were not wanted in the workforce.