In my eyes, Mr. Gilmer does not do a great job of proving Tom’s guilt. My reasoning behind this is because of how Mr. Gilmer provides no real evidence to prove that Tom is guilty of raping Mayella. Instead, he relies upon the word of two white people against one Negro man. Clearly, the majority of the jury thought otherwise because they found Tom guilty. I believe that this might not only be because of the racism during that time period, but also because of the condescending way in which Mr. Gilmer spoke to Tom.
This man was named Tom Robbins. This was not at all true, but back in the 1930s white man’s word was over black man’s word every time. Mayella’s father caught the two of them inside the house. Bob Ewell, her father, beat her and called her terrible names. He even told Mayella he would kill her.
This suggests that the proceedings are not fair and are based on one perspective. 5. Why does Proctor confess lechery? Why does he think Danforth and Hathorne will believe his confession? Why don’t they believe him?
Only when he believes he lost his children does he lose his cloak of self-assurance. And the end of the story, Jem and Scout have been attacked by Mr. Ewell, the one who convicted Atticus’s defendant. When the fight is over and the sheriff checks the scene Mr. Ewell has a knife in his stomach. When Atticus is lead to believe that Jem, his son, put it there does Atticus begin to lose his usual confidence and wit. “‘If this thing’s hushed up it’ll be a simple denial to Jem of the way I’ve tried to raise him.
In the play 12 Angry Men, a murder case is being reviewed by a jury. This jury must decide if a kid who killed his father is guilty or not. Two jurors that were on opposing sides for most of the play was Juror Eight and Juror Three. The reason they were on opposing sides was because Juror Three believed the kid was guilty, while Juror Eight believed there was not enough evidence to convict him. Most of the jurors wanted to settle on having reasonable doubt, so another jury could be called in.
The children were raised by Atticus, who had a strong belief that all men are equal. The children see Tom as innocence and are curious to know why he was convicted on such inconclusive evidence. From looking at this example we can compare this text to the first text (Of Mice and Men). We can see both in both texts that African Americans (Crooks & Tom Robinson) are a marginalized group of people that are treated differently and as result their lives are impacted. The implication of marginalization is seen through how Crooks experiencing loneliness and how Tom Robinsons life is shortened.
Jem believes that Tom Robinson will be found innocent because Atticus has been able to provide reasonable controversy. Tom could not have beaten Mayella because he has no use of his left arm. However, justice is not served in the court trial prejudice and animosity takes the day, and Jem is crushed. When in a courtroom you are innocent until proven however Tom entered this case being considered guilty until being proven guilty because of the discrimination against is skin colour. “Someone had filled our knothole with cement […] “Hidy do, Mr. Nathan,” he said.
Elizabeth is known for her truthfulness and whenever she lies straight to the face of two judges it sort of causes chaos. While John Proctor is trying to overthrow the court, he admits to his affair with Abigail. The court does not believe John and so he tells the court to have Elizabeth tell them what actually has been happening since she never lies. What throws the whole court off is that whenever they ask her about the incident, she lies. Elizabeth tells them that Proctor never had an affair.
It is not just” (Miller 129). Mr. Danforth refuses to pardon the condemned not because it is unjust but to save his reputation. Mr. Danforth knows he will look like a fool, he put his
Critics of the insanity plea often contend that a crime is still a crime, and it does not matter who committed it, sane or insane. Opponents of this defense also question, “They are criminals, so who cares if they are sent away?” In truth, it is still a crime, however, this crime cannot be considered guilty, if the defendant had no criminal intent to do so. When dealing with a person who is mentally incapable to comprehend and do certain things, one must analyze their thought process. Some people are eminently schizophrenic, and believe they are doing the world a favor by “eliminating” another individual.
Jay started to get paranoid about the situation, Made up a story with Jenn about what happened, and called the police. Except Jay’s story is wishy-washy because it isn’t real, everybody was always saying how much of a liar Jay was, and Jen’s story doesn’t match up at parts because Jay doesn’t have it together. The only way for him to be sure that Adnan was the one to blame, is to make up a story about how Adnan was angry at Hae. But how does Jay know all this information? Jay has to put himself in the story also, put himself in the position where he can’t get in too much trouble, but in a position where he knows everything.
The brother is to blame for doodles death. Doodle was a disabled young child with a selfish brother that only looks out for himself. His brother was ashamed to be with or around him. One of the biggest reasons wanted him dead is because he was embarrassed to be around him. The three reasons I believe that the brother wanted to kill doodle was he was embarrassed, he pushed him to hard, and he was selfish.
Everybody makes a mistake for example, a kid named Julian from “Wonder” written by R.J. Palacio. Julian made a big mistake, but he doesn’t realize it was a big deal. Julian is not a good role model that kids would look up to. First of all, Julian is really sneaky. Julian is also 2 faced.
Today and in the past, prejudice makes a man blind to the truth. The greatest instance of prejudice blinding the truth in To Kill a Mockingbird is the trial of Tom Robinson. In spite of Atticus proving without a doubt that Tom could not have raped Mayella Ewell the jury lets their own prejudices and preconceptions take precedence over the facts of the case. To the members of an extremely biased jury, Tom was guilty the moment he stepped onto Ewell property.