Unfortunately, any character taking part in the court tried to prevent this because it would mean they murdered the people they had already hung. The court feared that one of them would “stand upon the gibbet and send up some righteous prayer” which could result with the people wanting vengeance on the court for what they did. Signs that more and more people do not agree with the court’s actions worries many or the members of the court including Parris who found a dagger on his door. To them, their only hope stands with Mr. Hale bringing “even one of these to God” because “that confession surely damns the others in the public eye, and none may doubt more that they are all linked to Hell” (Miller 1108). The truth in his words would remain true for at least a while.
“I’ve always been fascinated with the stealing of innocence. It’s the most heinous crime, and certainly a capital crime if there ever was one.”(Clint Eastwood) In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, this quote reigns true for many reasons. The book starts as a family and friend oriented community, but its true colors show when Atticus Finch takes on a black mans trial. Tempers flare throughout the county and many people end up getting hurt; physically or emotionally. This only proves that the spread of evilness can diminish any bit of innocence left in a persons mind.
For instance, in chapter 11 Atticus explained to his children, “I wanted you to see what real courage is, not a man with a gun… it’s when you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway.” (pg. 112). Atticus believes that real courage is trying again after you lost, not winning by the simple way or a gunshot. Atticus probably knew that the jury will say that Tom is guilty. Yet Atticus has integrity and tries his best for Tom despite the
Tom is very superstitious, and he really believes that he may die now that he broke the oath. Also, Tom is terrified of Injun Joe. Even the adults don’t want to deal with him, they should have put him in jail for digging up the grave, but they didn’t. In the passage above, Mark Twain states that Tom is petrified of Injun Joe and that this man is staring at him
John Procter wanted to sign his name because he just wanted to end the “war.” but he also did not want to say anyone’s name. He ends up signing his name and when he finishes, he realizes that he no longer cares and he doesn't care if he dies. John ripped the paper in half and that one action resulted in his death. However John Proctor is a tragic hero because of the two major decisions he made in his life, even if he ended up being hung. Going back to the third paragraph, John knew he was going to be in a lot of trouble for having an affair with Abigail.
(Miller 80) John knows he 's done wrong and will do anything to save Elizabeth 's reputation. Now that Mary has accused him as well, he must either confess and live with the whole town thinking such, or he may deny it and be hanged. With the encouragement from Reverend Hale, John decides to confess, but finds out that his name must be publicly written for all to see. When Judge Danforth questions his hesitation on his name going public, John says, "Because it is my name! I cannot have another in my life!
Many people In the town of Maycomb don't agree with Atticus and him taking on the case. " yeah but Atticus aims to defend him. That's what I I don't like about it. " Despite the people of Maycombs opinion on toms race Atticus still plans to defend him. Atticus stands up for what he believes is right in spite of fear.
It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do” (Lee 149). Atticus’ quote of courage foreshadows the results of the trial, he knew the end result of the trial, but he fought against it anyways, although he did not win. Another act that justifies Atticus’ courage is keeping Calpurnia despite Aunt Alexandra’s strong disagreement. Atticus said: “She’s a faithful member of this family and you’ll have to simply accept things the way they are” (Lee 182), this reveals Atticus’ courage because he kept Calpurnia even though there are controversies of having an African American house member as shown by Alexandra.
Tell them I confessed myself; say Proctor broke his knees and wept like a woman; say what you will, but my name cannot”. The reason this text evidence is important is because this is showing that he has confessed but he won’t sign his name because his reputation is more important to him
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is the story of a small town named Maycomb Located in Alabama, highlighting the adventures of the finch children and many other people in the small town. The people in this town are very judgemental and of each other and it often leads to people being labeled with stereotypes and people think they know everything about that person however that is not reality. It is not possible to know the reality of a person 's life by placing a stereotype without seeing it through their own eyes and experiencing the things they experience. This happens often throughout the story with many people in the town. People are labeled as many things such a “monster” a “nigger” and many other things that seem to put them in their