Compare And Contrast Tom Robinson Trial And To Kill A Mockingbird

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In To Kill a Mockingbird during 1937 the Tom Robinson trial took place and Mayella Ewell was a victim and an accuser but, that was only fiction. The real Scottsboro took place in the 1931 with two victims and accusers who are Victoria Price and Ruby Bates. Although these are both happening around the same time period each trial was different. In both the non-fictional and the fictional accounts and how society shaped them as accusers and victims. Society shaped both Mayella and Ruby as victims. Society made Mayella Ewell a victim because Mayella was Bob Ewell’s daughter she grew up in a racist community and was one of the poorest families in Maycomb Alabama. Mayella Ewell was the oldest in her family and while her father was out being the …show more content…

She went from school to automatically having to take care of her siblings and if that isn’t enough her father was also abusive. Having an abusive father meant that Mayella Ewell would always have to worry about if she ever did something wrong because if she did then she knew that her father would get mad at her and hit her around. Mayella had to be careful of everything she did. Mayella spent most of her time cleaning and earning probably 25 cents. Every time Mayella would save up her money she would give it to her younger sibling so that they could go and get ice cream or do something fun and get out of the house. Mayella knew that she didn’t really have a great future so she came onto Tom Robinson so that she would get noticed she was tired of always being lonely. Mayella Ewell was a victim of society but, she wasn’t the only one. Ruby Bates is another victim of society. Ruby Bates grew up in a black community. Ruby was raised playing with the black neighborhood kids she didn’t see any difference between them and herself. Ruby’s family was the poorest white family in her community but, her mom tried everything to help support them as much as she could. Ruby’s father wasn’t around he was …show more content…

Ruby Bates was raised with the nine black kids. Being raised with the nine black kids meant that Ruby and her family didn’t see the deference between them. Ruby didn’t accuse the boys of rape Victoria did and they just assumed that if Victoria was raped then Ruby must have been raped as well. Ruby was scared to go against the white community and her friends to say that they were innocent she didn’t want to be a disgrace to her family. Ruby knew that she couldn’t stand up for them but, she also knew that not standing up for the kids that she knew where innocent was wrong. It wasn’t until five years after the nine boys had been accused of rape that Ruby told the truth. Even though Ruby had told the truth the boys still where found guilty. Ruby had to live knowing that she wasn’t able to save their lives even when speaking up and telling the truth. Ruby had to live thinking that it was her fault they had died. Ruby lived knowing that the laws where unfair to the black

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