When a black man named Tom Robinson is accused by Bob Ewell of beating and raping his daughter Mayella, Scout and Jem’s dad Atticus, who is a lawyer, defends him. Because of this, the kids deal with a lot of hate from the townsfolk but pull through it. In Tom’s trial, we meet Mayella and Bob Ewell. Bob was the one who beat his daughter Mayella, not Tom. Tom is accused anyway, however, because of his race.
She told Jem that his father was trash, he would be going to reform school, and that Scout would be working at the O.K. Café. Jem lost it one day and ruined Mrs. Dubose’s camellias, as punishment he would have to read to Mrs. Dubose. Though after about a month she passed and the children found out she was a morphine addict. She broke herself of this habit before she died and left Jem a perfect camellia, to show that everything
In consequence of Atticus defending the case of Tom Robinson, a black man, in a racist era, both of his children Scout and Jem get attacked by Bob Ewell. We also see Mrs. Dubose, who’s suffering from a morphine addiction, discontinue its use fully aware she will be in pain. Doing what is right is more important to her than continuing her bad habit. Not only does Boo Radley put his innocence at risk but, he also seeks more attention towards him which is not what he wants hence being excluded from society after living a miserable childhood. Courage means fighting for what is right, no matter what the cost.
Atticus is Tom 's lawyer proving that he is an innocent man, he gets bullied by the townspeople for defending a black man. A classmate of Scout uses that information to try and get Scout upset or mad, Cecil
Nevertheless, To Kill a Mockingbird remains to be one of the most widely taught works of literature and is renowned for ingraining readers with positive views against racism. Set during the Jim Crow Era in the South, To Kill a Mockingbird displays many instances of racism. Atticus Finch, a protagonistic lawyer, defends Tom Robinson: an African American who is falsely accused of rape. Throughout the trial, Scout and Jem Finch are repeatedly ridiculed based on their father’s defense of Robinson. Lynch mobs led by racist towns members gather at the jail with the motive to kill Robinson, although the mob ends up breaking up due to Scout’s comments.
Bob Ewell is a drunken father of the family. In the part two of the book, Tom Robinson, a black man is accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. The social norm of this time was to respect whites, and treat blacks differing. Therefore, it was a sin for Tom to disrespect Mayella. Atticus Finch, a lawyer and respected white man fought for Tom and bravely tried as his lawyer.
Jem, Scout, and Dill always stereotype Boo Radley without knowing him or knowing his real story. To explain this example I say people always stereotype people without knowing the person. When a person is walking down the street another person will be stereotyping him or her for religion or race. Another example is when they put Tom Robinson in jail for rapping a white women, but he was innocent. The court won't hear his side they think he is lying because Tom is black.
The moment Atticus is appointed to be the defender of Tom Robinson, he knows that if he really takes on this role of a defender, Maycomb’s society is going to ostracize him. Defending a black male who is accused of having raped a white woman is not only Alabama in the 1930s a capital offense in Alabama in the 1930s, but lands him in difficulties as he and his kids have to face hostility in Maycomb. A classmate tells Scout that “my folks say your daddy was a disgrace an’ that nigger oughta hand from the water-tank!” (Lee 87). She discovers what Maycomb’s population thinks of her father. Since Atticus takes on the duty of defending Tom Robinson, he is called a “nigger-lover” (Lee 117) and told that he is no better “than the trash he works
“To Kill a Mockingbird” is a book about a young girl named Scout and her troubling times in Maycomb. Atticus scout 's dad is a lawyer who takes on a case the average white man wouldn 't even think about accepting because Tom Robinson a local negro is being accused of rape. During this case the family goes through sadness, courage, and harassment. The family has mixed emotions on how the case ended. Scout’s brother Jem struggles with sadness after Tom Robinson 's trial.
They live the lives of normal children except for indirectly seeing the inequality of blacks. Their father is persecuted for protecting a black man named Tom Robinson who allegly raped the daughter of Bob Ewell. Atticus loses the trial and Tom eventually dies. Bob Ewell dies during the attempted murder of Scout and Jem. In this book we view the characteristics and morals of Atticus.