Boo Radley never brought harm to anybody, he just choose to stay in his domicile and never come out. Tom Robinson is prejudged because he has black skin and not white skin. Atticus Finch becomes a victim of prejudice when he helps defend a innocent black man in court; Tom Robinson. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are prejudged; do to the fact that prejudice is so inclusive, the people who help the "mockingbirds", like Atticus,easily become victims of prejudice. Many of the people who live in Maycomb gossip and spread rumors about Boo Radley because he chooses to always stay in his domicile, while Tom Robinson is stereotyped by
Jem and Scout are taught a very different, and more humane, way of treating people, regardless of how different the person may be, by their father, Atticus. He teaches them that “you never really understand a person… until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it” (P 33). Scout tries to apply this as she struggles to understand the inhumanity she witnesses around her, but is largely unsuccessful until the end of the novel. Only after walking Arthur home on the night Arthur saved her life did she truly understand this; “Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.
Rebecca Nurse and Martha Corey, respected women of Salem, kept their honesty when convicted of witchcraft. John is dumbfounded by the judges who worked him uo to such anger. He will not have them their way when they are solely relying on the accusers. “You will not use me! I am no Sarah Good or Tituba, I am John Proctor!
Obsessive love is written all over this. That’s not to even clarify the action of him hurting Alice because all she could say is no. This was only the beginning of the wrath to come in the next decade. Yet, people knew about how he felt towards Alice and nobody stood up for her due to her skin color and her classification at the time to be “property.” Consequently, shouldn’t property—land, human being, whatever—be kept to the best of our abilities. We don’t treat brand new BMW’s like an off road vehicle because the car isn’t made for off-roading and we sure as hell do not rape a teacher because we feel like we can take better care of her than her husband; brutally
Atticus has a very strong argument that Tom Robinson was innocent and that he was actually a good person on the inside who would never hurt a fly. My other text I will be covering is the nest as there is a character in it named Paul and his friend Jimmy wants to go on a hike with Paul but Jimmy’s parents don’t want him to go on the hike as there is many bad rumors about him considering the fact that he was sent to reform school for doing one bad
However, nobody really even has the courage anymore to tell someone right to their face that they don’t like them. Because John does this many times in the story, it does not make him dishonorable, it makes him more honorable than anyone else in the story. At the Proctor’s, Hale is over and questioning John about his absence at the church lately. John answers, “I like not that Mr. Parris should lay his hand upon my baby. I see no light of God in that man.
Another character who values modesty is Miss Maudie Atkinson, their neighbor across the street. After Atticus had shot the dog, Jem was all butthurt that he did not know anything about it. While they were at Maudie’s, Jem and Scout were going on and on about how he could not believe that Atticus could actually do something like that. With this, Miss Maudie simply replies with, “‘People in their right minds never take pride in their talents’” (Lee 130). With this, readers can see that Miss Maudie values modesty because
Vinny always fool the Judge, as his 1st trial he has no knowledge regarding the court procedures and dress code. Vinny does not cross-examine any of the witnesses, after Vinny poor performance Stan fired him and hire a public defender, Vinny ask for one more chance to prove himself. The trial begins now and Vinny represents his cousin and Gibbons represents Stan, Vinny shows that he can make up for
This act acknowledged Scout’s courage, as the next day when Cecil Jacobs taunted Scout’s father for defending and African American, she followed her father’s advice and walked off without a fight. Another example of courage is during the trial when Scout explained: “We acquire no traumas from watching our father win or lose” (Lee 229), while other lawyer’s children “Get the wrong idea, they think opposing counsel to be the personal enemies of their parents” (Lee 229). It takes extreme courage for Scout to not take the opposing counsel to an offense and understand that her father’s fight for equality was correct despite contradiction from others. To Scout, courage means to do the correct thing, although it may be difficult during certain situations. For instance, after Boo Radley saved Jem and brought him home, he asked Scout: “Will you take me home” (Lee 372), although Scout did not want to she still brought Boo to his destination.
Which, then shows how children know right from wrong, even when most do not. Harper Lee wrote on pages 116-117, “‘The only thing we’ve got is a black man’s word against the Ewell’s...The jury couldn’t possibly be expected to take Tom Robinson’s word against the Ewells.’” To Kill A Mockingbird also states, “Jem smiled. ‘He’s not supposed to lean, Reverend, but don’t fret, we’ve won it...Don’t see how any jury could convict on what we heard-’...’Now don’t be so confident, Mr. Jem, I ain’t ever seen any jury decide in favor of a colored man over a white man,”’ on page 279 paragraphs 6-7. Harper Lee then continues on page 282 paragraphs 2-3 to write, “A jury never looks at a defendant it has convicted, and when this jury came in, not one of them looked at Tom Robinson…’Guilty...guilty...guilty...guilty.’” Then, on page 285 paragraph10 it says, “‘They’ve done it before and they did it tonight and they’ll do it again and when they do it-seems that only children weep.’” This all comes together to prove that the children, Jem especially, saw how the verdict should have been and then goes on to suggest that if the jury had been made up of kids the verdict would have been much faster and would have been right because the children would not have been blinded by public opinion. So, the irony of Jem believing Tom Robinson would be free and the belief everyone else had including Atticus that the jury would convict Tom Robinson, shows that adults have come to believe that justice no longer matters, while hypocritically teaching their children that it