To Kill A Mockingbird Jury Analysis

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In this trial the jury is an all-white jury, with people not from the town of Maycomb but “all come from the woods” (Lee 252). Furthermore, no one represents a minority on the jury. As the recipient encounters, foremost women are not allowed to be on a jury and “Maycomb citizen are not interested (…) and they are afraid” (Lee 253). They make their living with sales and services which are dependent on the people of Maycomb. If they opinion and vote on a jury, would be disliked by others they could face a pecuniary injury, so Judge Taylor excuses them. By rights the jury’s vote is supposed to be a secret, but “serving on a jury forces a man to make up his mind and declare himself (Lee 253). Consequently, their opinion will be become public anyway, especially…show more content…
Concerning the second charge, Gilmore as a prosecutor is elected by the public, and following the prior analysis of Alabama in the 1930s, without being part of the racialist society there was no other way for him to be elected. For his defends he reflects “the bigotry and racism of his time and place” (Vestil 4) , therefore integrates himself into the racially segregates society. The last state representative in To Kill a Mockingbird is Sheriff Heck Tate, who should enforce the law including separate but equal. However, when Bob Ewell comes to him and reports that his daughter had been raped, Tate comes with him and immediately arrests Tom Robinson. When in the end of the book, Bob Ewell is dead, Sheriff Tate’s does not start an investigation, but says that Bob Ewell fell on a knife. In the first case, due to racial bias Heck Tate apparently feels like he must enforce law, as long as Tom Robinson receives a trial, justice is done. But for the white, Boo Radley who defended Atticus children, Tate does not start an investigation, but rather argues that justice has been done because “there is a Black boy dead for no reason, and the man responsible for it is death. Let the dead
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