In the South, it was very rare for anyone, especially, during his era to represent and understand that colored people and every type of person deserved equality. Atticus represented Tom Robinson, an African American male, who was said to of raped a white woman. Even though, the whole town of Maycomb resented and malignantly talked about Atticus and his family for his actions. Consequently, Atticus was bashed for representing Tom, and his children often got into confrontations with other Maycomb residents, and even fights.
That is what Mayella told everyone in the court; including Atticus. Seem Atticus is still not believing her words and he keep asking and pressuring her when she become silence until she say “I got somethin' to say. And then I ain't gonna say no more. He took advantage of me. An' if you fine, fancy gentlemen ain't gonna do nothin' about it, then you're just a bunch of lousy, yella, stinkin' cowards, the - the whole bunch of ya, and your fancy airs don't come to nothin'.
Mayella Ewell is teenage girl who is actually abused by her drunk father, Bob Ewell. Along with these characters are Dolphus Raymond, the man who everybody believes is drunk but is really just hiding from judgement because he likes the presence of black people, and Dill, Jem and Scout’s friend who accompanies the two on their adventures.
Even though Scout displayed innocence but still was excluded from games with Dill and Jem because of her gender, Harper Lee did not intend for her to be perceived as a Mockingbird. On the contrary, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are portrayed as mockingbirds, birds recognized for their innocence but also targeted. Body Paragraph #1 Topic Sentence #1: Tom Robinson, a black man convicted of rape, was an example of à Mockingbird because he was targeted even though he was innocent. Integrated Evidence #1: After the town of Maycomb found out about the tragic killing of Tom Robinson, “[Mr. Underwood] likened Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children”(Lee 323) in an editorial. Analysis 1: Tom Robinson was wrongfully accused of raping Mayella Ewell.
Many people in the South believed that African Americans were not as good as white people. They believed that African Americans lied and were not to be trusted. Atticus states in To Kill a Mockingbird, “you gentlemen would go along with them on the assumption--the evil assumption--that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro men are not to be trusted around our women.” (Lee, 208) People thinking negative about African Americans like that could have easily affected the way Lee thought of African Americans.
A man named Tom Robinson is an individual in society singled out because he is a black man. Society will not look past the labels to realize we are all the same.(shmoop.com) Atticus his lawyer even feels alone and misunderstood, he feels alienated to his own home. He is being discriminated against for looking past the labels to support what 's right. Tom is nothing but a compassionate husband, and father. "
Andy Wright was accused of raping a girl for the second time, and his brother Roy, shot and killed his wife and himself. In the end of everything, only Clarence Norris was successful in the north, “He wanted the world to know that he was an innocent man. He had a responsibility now to make sure that the world understood that those nine defendants in 1931 were innocent and that it was racism, only racism, that in fact forced them to spend all those years in prison,” (Scottsboro). The difference between Tom Robinson and the Scottsboro boys was faith. The Scottsboro boys waited for their freedom and after years were finally freed, but Tom Robinson had no faith in Atticus’ appeal so he committed suicide.
Mayella lies about Tom Robinson because of her bad decisions she’s made. A decision Mayella has made was just having Tom Robinson doing work for her. She should know better that it wouldn’t settle well with her father. After Mayella had Tom help her get rid of items, she began to like Tom. When Tom would be walking to or from work she would talk to him, or ask for help on
In To Kill A Mockingbird main characters Jem and Scout were left confused when Tom Robinson was convicted for a crime he clearly didn’t commit. Most people were taught that no matter what a white man’s word should be believed over a black
In the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, why must an honorable black man die for a white man’s actions? The book To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, takes place in the 1930s in Maycomb, Alabama. Atticus Finch, father to Jem and Scout, has been assigned a legal case to defend a black man. Tom, the black man, was accused of raping a white woman, Mayella. The story is about how his kids, Jem and Scout, live during this time, and everything Atticus does to fight for Tom.
Knowing he will lose the case because he is black, Atticus knows Tom is innocent and still tries his best to defend him at his best ability. In this story, stereotypes are a big part of it. The racism of the whites towards the blacks give unfair vibes. The theme changes the characters by causing them to judge each other based on their skin color and reputation.
I am reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and I am on page 304. So far in this book, Tom Robinson is on trial for beating a white woman. Atticus is his lawyer, and Scott, Dill, and Jem go to the hearing. Tom is ultimately tried guilty by the jury.
Most of the whites are racist to the blacks but there is a little racist in colored people too because one time Jem and Scout were heading to a colored church and some old grumpy mean lady came by and told them they weren’t allowed in the negro church. In my opinion I think that Tom Robinson isn’t guilty because he looks like an honest and nice looking man, I don’t go on the white side because Mayella is probably the one who is lying all this time just because he is black, and also he said “ I was scared because I didn’t want to go to jail and end up in court like I am in now”. Now the only difficulties I had for believing Tom Robinson was that when Mr Gilmer said he was given thirty days once for disorderly conduct, he might of or might of not raped the women but the expressions he was showing made me believe him because he looks like a very good and honest man. The themes of poverty is a seven year old boy named Dill who has no family and is poor, Atticus finds Dill late at night under her bed, it is really sad that back then people didn’t help the poor or even care
Option 1 America will never achieve true racial and social equality. Throughout American history there has never been a situation where there is true social and racial equality. Whether examples of racial prejudice against African-Americans or even the prejudice against Mexicans and illegal immigrants. These ways are not placed upon oppressing individuals at birth, they are placed among them by members of society and the social norms that are already in place in society.
Tom Robinson is crippled on his left hand which was caused by getting his hand stuck in a Cotton GIn when he was 12 years old, as Tom recalled "I got it caught in a cotton gin, caught it in Mr. Dolphin Raymond's cotton gin when I was a boy....almost bled to death....tore all the muscles loose from my bones." (Lee pg 186)”. This shows that Tom Robinson couldn’t have choked her and beat her with one hand so it would have been almost impossible to do any of this. Atticus wanted to make sure the jury had no qualms about acquitting Tom Robinson. Another reason this is an important fact is, because right when Tom brought up the fact that he only had one hand the expressions on Mayella's face turned from sad to surprised or like if she committed