Examples Of Rape In To Kill A Mockingbird

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What is Murder? The taking of another life? Murder is the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. Now what is rape? The definition of rape is unlawful sexual intercourse or any other sexual penetration of the vagina, anus, or mouth of another person, with or without force, by a sex organ, other body part, or foreign object, without the consent of. the victim. Innocent until proven guilty is recognized as the slogan for our country’s law system. But back when segregation was still around and if you were African American it was the other way around. For Tom Robinson in the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee his fate was judged as so. One of three factors that led to Tom Robinson’s murder was the accusation of rape, the next factor was the time period, and the last factor was when Robinson was on trial he said he felt pity towards Mayella Ewell in regards to her being poor as well.…show more content…
Now you may state that being accused of rape does not mean you will be murdered. Although this is a very good argument, it does not apply in this situation due to the novel being set in Alabama 1930s and Robinson being African American it was a racist and segregated period of time. Textual evidence that supports my claim is "I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin ' on my Mayella!". This piece of textual evidence proves my claim because it shows how Mr. Ewell lied and accused Robinson of raping Mayella. Although throughout the novel it is suspected that Mr. Ewell raped Mayella but there is nothing set in stone saying whether he did or not. This was the first of three reasons that led to the murder of Tom
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