Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores. She later on tells the readers that it was false allegations. The reason why she didn 't tell the truth at her first trial was because, Mayella was afraid of being embarrassed because she kissed a black male. She rather have an innocent man get charged with a crime than that. “However, Robinson was transferred from the state prison to Maycomb 's county jail on Saturday, two days before he stood trial on Monday, and Atticus had to defend him against a lynch mob”.
He had a wife and children. Tom Robinson was accused of raping Mayella Ewell. This accusation was completely false. The dad, Bob Ewell, was a very racist, poor person, so he just accused Tom Robinson because he knew he could win. In the trial, Mayella was acting as if this actually happened.
In both the Rosewood Massacre and The Crucible the hysteria started from a rumor and false accusations. Theses accusations started from Fanny claiming a black man raped her to cover up an affair, while in The Crucible Abigail said innocent people were witches who were seeking revenge. The people in both The Crucible and Rosewood the people believed the girls with no questions asked, and many people either got hurt or killed in both. Just like in The Crucible John Proctor went against the law and even say “God is Dead” (Arthur Miller Act
The first historical influence on To Kill a Mockingbird is the Jim Crow laws. The laws were unfair and discriminatory. “Jim Crow laws were an official effort to keep African Americans separate from Whites in the southern United States for many years” (“Jim Crow laws”). “A black male could not offer his hand (to shake hands) with a white male because it implied being socially equal”(Pilgrim). Many people in this region thought they had good reason for the laws including the belief that.
In To Kill A Mockingbird, there are many chapters that involve racism, poverty, and or violence. This book takes place in Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. The Finches, Jem, Scout, and Atticus which are the rich white people, the Cunninghams, the poor humble people, the Ewells, the dirt poor white trash people, and the colored folks all are involved in either racism, poverty, and or violence. Many examples of poverty are stated in To Kill A Mockingbird. An example of poverty is the Ewells because the Ewells have nearly nothing.
Although the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, took place in the 1930s, it ties closely into the Civil Rights Movement. This novel displayed the obvious superiority whites had over blacks. It took place during a time when colored people faced discrimination, prejudice, and racism. When the book was published in the 1960s, it made whites furious, resulting in a lot of controversy. Harper Lee had a goal when writing, she wanted to show the relation between actual events that happened during the civil rights and incorporate it into her own novel to show how cruel colored people were treated, specifically when whites accused blacks of doing sinful acts.
Some punishments for blacks not following the laws include lynching, torture, and death (Pilgrim). The picture showed racism because it compared black people to animals (V.). The townspeople of Maycomb abide by the laws. In Lee’s fictional town a black man named Tom Robinson is accused of raping and beating Mayella Ewell. He was found guilty.
Harper lee wrote a novel to kill a mockingbird.The novel is about racism and what is right and what is wrong. The Scottsboro Boys were an influence on the writing if lee’s writing To Kill a Mockingbird.The nine African American teenagers accused in Alabama raping of Ruby Bates and Victoria Price on a train in 1931.The scottsboro trial was one of many subjects that Harper lee talked about in her novel.Tom robinson 's trial was similar to scottsboro trial because they were both black and they both got accused of something they did not do. The Great Depression was an influence on the writing of lee’s novel.The Great depression was a worldwide economic failure that took place during the 1930s.The timing of the Great Depression was different across
She convinces them to leave, and when nursing Rufus back to consciousness, learns that Rufus was beaten because he tried to rape Alice after she refused to marry him. Shocked, Dana protests that Alice had the right to say no to Rufus, but Rufus angrily proclaims, “we’ll see about her rights” (Butler 123). By disregarding Alice’s right
Emily Callan Due Date: Tuesday, November 4th I am reading the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and I am on page 281. In this journal I will be predicting and… I predict that Tom Robinson will be convicted of raping Mayella Ewell because of the racism and bias he is facing. The trail from To Kill A Mockingbird takes place in the year 1934, when racism was a common practice to most people. During this time Jim Crow laws were extremely common, Jim Crow laws were guidelines that said what was socially and lawfully expectable for African-Americans at the time. During the trail while Tom is being cross-examined he violates a Jim Crow law by saying how he felt sorry for Mayella.