Jem and Scout have perfect confidence in their father. He always tells them the truth, and they are secure in the knowledge that he loves
Brown treated him like his son. While their time together, Greg learned a valuable lesson from Brown. A treasure has to only be important in the owner’s eyes. He also learned his da only lectures him because he loves him and wants him to succeed in life. Greg smiled at the thought of listening to a lecture when he came home.
What my father means to me ? Our friends and family play a large role in who we are today, and who we will be in the future. The biggest influence may come from our family, and for me is my father. He is a person of great character and integrity. He has shaped me into the person I am today by teaching me about respect and responsibility and that anything worth having taken a lot of hard work.
Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores. She later on tells the readers that it was false allegations. The reason why she didn 't tell the truth at her first trial was because, Mayella was afraid of being embarrassed because she kissed a black male. She rather have an innocent man get charged with a crime than that. “However, Robinson was transferred from the state prison to Maycomb 's county jail on Saturday, two days before he stood trial on Monday, and Atticus had to defend him against a lynch mob”.
During the trial, Tom Robinson tells Atticus that he ran out of the Ewells’ house when he saw Mr. Bob Ewell. Atticus asks him why he ran and Tom replies, “Mr. Finch, if you was a n***** like me, you’d be scared, too” (195). Tom knows that he will be unjustly accused of committing the sexual assault due to his race. This is because Mayella’s word will be taken over his because the people of Maycomb would believe a white woman’s sworn testimony over that of a black man, even if it was not credible.
Francheska V. Ronquillo P-101 Sec 8 II- BS ENT Mrs. Jeanette L. Yasol-Naval A Time to Kill “What’s in us that seeks the truth, is it our minds? Or is it our hearts?” - Jake Tyler Brigance Summary: A 10 year-old black-girl named Tonya was brutally raped and almost killed by two overly intoxicated white-men named, Billy Ray Cobb and James Willard. After the incident, the two men were arrested by a black Sheriff Ozzie Walls at a local bar. The girl’s devastated father, Carl Lee Hailey seeks help to the young white lawyer, Jake Tyler Brigance who also has a daughter like Carl’s. Jake had a strong feeling that Carl might do something bad to the two men who almost slaughter the little Tonya.
Racism is also found in the book To Kill a Mockingbird. In the book, Tom Robinson is on trial in 1930’s Alabama for being accused of raping Mayella Ewell and, in the end; found guilty, sent to jail, and ultimately killed. However, the reason he is found guitty is because the color of skin. Tom Robinson is innocent due to the character of Bob Ewell, the racism of the story and its setting, and the trail and its aftermath. The first feature of Tom’s innocence to examine is the character of the man who accused him, Bob Ewell.
So, if everyone knows that lying has consequences, then why do people even lie in the first place? In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee answers this question. The main characters in this book are two kids named Jem and Scout, as well as their father named Atticus. The book takes place in the 1930’s when segregation and racial injustice were prominent. Therefore, when Atticus is appointed to defend a African American man, named Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping a white woman, it is a big deal.
She acts as a mother figure to Scout and Jem, and also a trusted family member. Also Atticus, Scout’s father breaks the racial barrier too. By picking put a case to defend a black man, who everybody in the town thought he committed the crime he was convicted for. Also another theme is Injustice, Tom was blamed for raped a girl just because he was black. Everyone in the town thought he was the one because the girl that was raped was white, and he was black therefore he surly did it.
“He respected all his men and listen to their ideas one by one.” This makes happy his men to be treated with respect to be listening. They feel like humans. Doing this make people want to work that help run well the United States. Thanks to that George was a respected man. As the golden rule says treated others the way you want to be treat.
However, instead of working for this goal, Bob Ewell took the easy way out, and accused a black man of raping his daughter. In doing so, the upper class white citizens of Maycomb would endorse Bob and his case against Tom Robinson. However, even when Bob accomplished his goal of joining the higher social class in Maycomb, he eventually returned to his usual self. A local citizen and daughter of Atticus Finch, Scout Finch, said “He was the only man I have ever heard of that was fired from the WPA for laziness. I suppose his brief burst of fame brought a briefer burst of industry” (248).
Atticus leaves the children at home and tells them to stay there, but they sneak out and watch the trial anyway. The kids strongly believe Tom will win, like when Jem says, “He’s not supposed to lean, Reverend, but don’t fret, we’ve won it. Don’t see how any jury would convict on what we’ve heard.” (209) Reverend Sykes explains how a white man has never lost to a black man, but the children are still hopeful. After hours of waiting, the jury came back in. Scout explains how “A jury never looks at the defendant if it has convicted, and when this jury came in, not one of them looked at Tom Robinson… Judge Taylor was polling the jury; ‘Guilty...Guilty...Guilty’”(211) When Scout and Jem hear the verdict, they are distraught.
When the jury pronounce Tom guilty, Jem is exasperated and “his hands were white from gripping the balcony rail, and his shoulder jerked as if each ‘guilty’ was a separate stab between them,” (282). Even though “rape is capital offense in Alabama,” (293) meaning the prosecuted will be sentenced to death, the children could not believe the jury has sentenced a guiltless man to death. According to Atticus, it is a sad truth that an accused African-American has never won a court case and “when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins,” (295). Although it is a sad truth, Atticus believes
Atticus Finch is very intelligent and well-respected by many. He is a good father to Scout and Jem. He is a man who’s going to fight for what he believes and sticks to it no matter the outcome. Atticus is very influential not only in his community but on his children as well. Atticus strongly believes that all should be treated equally.