Finch mainly talks about if the roles were switched as a ‘black man in a white man 's world’ white men are mainly chosen because of their complexion and believed white men hold more power. Even though Tom Robinson was innocent he still was wrongly accused, then apon going to prison Tom Robinson was later shot 17 times. One would think if he was breaking rules 1 bullet would take care of things, but 17 shots is clearly a act on hate and racism. Another quote that helps determine how Lee used Robinson to expose the truth about the justice system is, "Tom Robinson 's a colored man, Jem. No jury in this part of the world 's going to say 'We think you 're guilty, but not very ' on a charge like that.
In the courtroom, he states that, “There is one way in this country in which all men are created equal…” (274). Atticus knew race was the main reason this case was brought to trial. At the time the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, took place, blacks were not treated equally. Atticus also knew that if a white man went to trial against a black man, or vice versa, the black man would be guilty no
“Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past”- Troy Edwards. In To Kill A Mockingbird it gives textual evidence on how racism and justice were used. When African Americans got decremented against, the way we changed that in today’s society is by showing that everyone's equal, everyone has the same right and no race is higher than any other. To Kill A Mockingbird gives multiple examples of how racism was put into action. Tom Robinson was a black man who got accused of raping a white girl.
That is because justice is not the same for everyone. For example, take Tom Robinson's case he is a black man accused of raping a white girl, and the jury is a group of white men . We know that no matter how hard Tom Robinson tries to prove he is not guilty the jury will go against him because of the color of his skin. So, no, justice is not the same for everyone and I don't think it will ever be. In today's world the only way we will achieve equal justice for everyone is when people stop placing themselves on pedestals and thinking that they are better than the next person.
The person speaking is Atticus because he is giving his final statement in his trial with Tom Robinson,”’She was white, and she tempted a Negro. She did something that in our society is unspeakable: she kissed a black man. Not an old Uncle, but a strong young negro man. No code mattered to her before she broke it, but it came crashing down on her afterwards.’” (272) This was one of Atticus’s last lines from his statement and I think the deeper meaning is that people need to get over this “code” they have. The community needs to realize that even white people do discouraging things.
He was found guilty and in the end he was killed. If it was a white man that was acued of rapping a woman I don't think he would be just let go. But certainly not the punishment that Tom got in the end. In my opinion the jury was tyrannical. Because the evidence that they had to call him guilty was only circumstantial.
Hodgman by Frontline, he brought up how the jury was prejudiced against the LAPD and that is why justice did not prevail in Simpson’s case. Instead of the jury objectively examining the evidence for and against Simpson, they had an ulterior motive. They wanted revenge for the LAPD’s actions against Rodney King and for that they were willing to let a guilty man walk. This is the reason why I asserted that race could provoke intense emotions for many people. People in general will side with the race they belong to and would defend their own people against outsiders.
Atticus, Jem and Heck Tate all show wisdom in certain situations. I believe that Atticus Finch shows wisdom in the Novel by participating in Tom robinson’s trial. Not a lot of white men at that time were willing to stick up for a black man, let alone defend him in court. The trial was Tom Robinson (a black man) against Bob and Mayella Ewell, a white family who claims Tom raped Mayella. Everyone knows that the Ewell’s will win, because it’s a white family’s word against a black man’s.
Jem sees that the judicial system is biased because all the facts stated that Tom was clearly innocent but the jury voted him as guilty. This vote opens Jem’s eyes to how cruel people can be, and that people in Maycomb are not as they seem. They knowingly convicted an innocent
They are what is considered "poor white trash". The only lower class in the town were the African American people living in the town. This ties in to racial discrimination that leads to unfair society because tom Robinson is a black man that is accused of raping Mayella Ewell even though evidence contradicts he ever committed the crime. He was found guilty due to the fact he is a black man and it’s his word against a white man’s word this is an unfair society because the people of Maycomb county had to side with the Ewells even though Tom Robinson is innocent because the Ewells are white. Furthermore, this ties in with the quote that jack said “The jury couldn’t possibly be expected to take Tom Robinsons word over the Ewells” (Lee.
What justice would there be to take this life?” ( Gaines pg: 8) This is a perfect example on how the attorney believes Jefferson is guilty in his case because in the end he gave the jury a mental image for a moment to vision Jefferson being guilty and then comparing the relationship on whether it matters to keep this man alive or not. All the evidence the attorney had to present Jefferson’s defense showed how much of a difference it is to be black rather then white in the
In Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird, it is shown that when people view justice through the eyes of society, true justice no longer exists. Despite all of Atticus’ effort to prove Tom’s innocence, he is declared guilty and sent to prison. During his trial, it eventually becomes apparent that Tom is innocent, but the entire trial was never actually about who the real convict was because, to society, it all came down to White v. Black. Atticus recognized this, and sadly found that even hoping for the innocent Tom Robinson to go free was a lost cause. He had known, from the beginning, what side society had chosen: race over true justice.
Tom Robinson is in court because he is accused of raping Bob Ewell 's daughter. Tom is a black man and during that time they were still being discriminated and being treated unfairly. Bob is a white man and when a white man accuses a black man of anything the white man is the outcome is usually in the white man 's favor. In the courthouse Atticus was trying to defend Tom Robinson, he uses an allusion and says, "But there is one way in this country in which all men are created equal--there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein..." (210). Atticus alludes the jury to two of the most famous men in the era.
The advantages involve being able to get what you want. One major example of this in the book is the racist prosecuting team of the Ewells and Mr. Gilmer. This team, despite their untruthful ways, are able to sway the jury on Tom Robinson’s case. Atticus, in his closing remarks, says “ In our courts all men are created equal,” and yet the jury, after maybe careful, maybe not careful consideration decide to charge Tom Robinson, an innocent man, with rape. Their racism has power, and they can get what they want.