Does Fear Lead To Fear In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

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Were you ever accused of something that didn’t really happen? Did people start to treat you poorly because of it for no reason? In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, a black man was accused of a crime that he did not commit. In fact, all of these things happened in this book. It was fear that led to this whole problem. This essay will show you the fear, the good versus bad, and how it leads to injustice for this black man. Fear is what makes us stop and think. In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, a black man decides to help a white woman, but gets caught up in a conundrum and runs. “ I was runnin’ so fast I didn’t know what happened .”(Lee 260). This black man, Tom Robinson, ran because he knew that if he got caught ,he would lose the argument, just because he was black. This was because this novel took…show more content…
Tom could have gave the truth and a white person would have not believed him. Fear can be bad or good. In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, a man named Atticus, has a brave daughter, Scout, and a son, Jem. Atticus is a lawyer who is defending Tom Robinson, a black man. Atticus is defending Tom because he was accused of rape. Atticus knew that it would take a lot of work to find a black man not guilty vs a white woman. There was a mob that showed up at the county jail where Tom Robinson was and wanted to kill him. The mob was telling Atticus to stop defending Tom and his son Jem spoke up. That made the mob mad and they picked Jem up. Atticus’ daughter Scout spoke out to the mob unhappily. “He yanked Jem nearly off his feet” (Lee 203). “Don’t you touch him! I kicked the man swiftly” (Lee 204). Scout did not care what the man did to her brother. She wanted her brother to say what

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