For the trial in To Kill A Mockingbird my character was Atticus Finch. He is a lawyer respected by many in Maycomb County. Tom Robinson didn’t have the funds or the ability to get a good lawyer so the judge decided to assign the case to Atticus Finch. His reasoning was he knew there were many lawyers who would show up and just collect their paycheck, but he knew Atticus Finch was different. He knew that Atticus would fight for Tom Robinson and give him a good case to prove his innocence.
Atticus after a while of getting to know Tom Robinson and started to build a case for him. Atticus soon realized that Tom Robinson was telling the truth and that all of his stories checked out. Like where he worked the route he took to work his family life and such. Atticus realized that Tom Robinson May have a chance to win this case for Tom Robinson. Atticus also knew Tom Robinson was in trouble because many people wanted to attack and harm him, but Atticus wouldn’t let that happen. One night he stayed with Tom Robinson and Atticus and his children were able to talk to the attackers and make them realize that they were good people who should not be doing this. They soon left and Atticus knew what he gotten into, there …show more content…
Atticus knew that he had the respect of people on the jury and he knew that they would defend and help him at all costs. Into the trial Atticus knew it would be rough fighting against the other side going against many many years of history. During the trial Tom Robinson and Atticus were working very well and were winning over the courtroom. As well as the help of numerous people testifying with holes in their stories like “why would you not call a doctor” the opposition had no true evidence. They kept going off of just stories and their word. Knowing that some people would convict Tom Robinson no matter what happens in the
‘” as it states on page 78. Atticus had already known that the trial would have been difficult because of racial issues dating back to 1865 when slavery was still around. Not only had an impartial jury been of the reasons that made the trial unfair, but it also was the fact that the trial was slow. On page 77,
One reason Atticus should be found guilty is “Atticus put his hand on Tom’s shoulder and whispered. Atticus took his coat off the back of his chair and pulled it over his shoulder. Then he left but not by his usual exit” (Lee 282/283). This evidence shows that Atticus gave up and didn’t give Tom any hope after he walked out. Another reason Atticus should be found guilty is that the judge asked “How many witnesses do you got” “One” Atticus replied (Lee 253).
While in court as a member of the jury, Atticus made me put that lesson to the test. I saw the holes in the prosecution argument but wound up voting that Tom was guilty because my vote would not have made a difference. Atticus proved to me that Mr. Tom Robinson was innocent by making sure we knew all the holes in prosecutors story. All the witnesses had been questioned, and Atticus was giving his closing statement.
Atticus took the case because he thinks that Tom deserves a fair trial, he wants to confront the prejudice of Maycomb, and because of his morals. Atticus wants to give Tom the fairest trial he can have. “There’s been some high talk around town to the effect that I shouldn’t do much about defending this man” (Chapter 9, Page 100). What this implies is that Atticus is aware of the prejudice that is bombarding Tom, even before he enters the courtroom. Knowing that the trial’s outcome is nearly inevitable, Atticus takes the position to give Tom a chance and to ensure that he has the greatest chance of an innocent verdict.
This outburst showed the audience that he wasn't afraid to stand up for himself. In a similar way, Tom Robinson also was not frightened by the trial through questioning him, Atticus desired the audience to know Tom’s previous history with the law to demonstrate that Tom takes precautions on his actions. Albeit, by telling the truth his actions might be immoral but this shows he risks everything to prove his innocence, like Scout, Atticus’s daughter and the main character in To Kill a Mockingbird said; “Atticus was showing the jury that Tom had nothing to hide” (Lee
When Judge Taylor assigns Atticus the Tom Robinson case in chapter 9, Atticus, regardless, he knows there will be consequences for this, tries his hardest to prove Tom innocent. Atticus is not a noble character because he is rich or famous, he is noble for what he does. His persistence helps him to never give up fighting for what’s right and even if he fails the first time, he is willing to continue, but he comes back with more strength and facts to prove the defendant innocent. In the trial in chapter 16 and 17, albeit Atticus losses, he doesn't want to end it there, he continues with his faith and is willing to fight for parole for Tom Robinson.
Atticus has put himself into Tom Robinson shoes . Atticus chose to try his best at defending Tom Robinson, knowing that is was a lost case. This was a lost case because it was a white person's word against a black person. Atticus deeply wanted to help Tom Robinson out, In this scene Aunt Alexandra talks about what Atticus taking on the case had done to him“It tears him to pieces.
By doing so, Atticus had endangered himself and had to endure various struggles. In spite of this, during the course of the entire trial from beginning to end, Atticus maintained a serene composure. He worked diligently in hopes of liberating Tom from his seemingly inevitable fate. Consequently, due to his refusal of allowing Tom Robinson to lose without a fair trial, Atticus received opposition from many people. When the mob came to lynch Tom Robinson at the county jail, Atticus sat outside patiently, reading a newspaper.
Atticus takes the trial knowing the consequence that him and his family will be harrassed by the town because it is the right thing to do. Atticus finch decides to defend Tom Robinson to be a good role model for his children and prove that the “Golden Rule” is a rule to
I know three reasons, because he showed why after the court decision. The first one is, that Atticus felt like he could not accomplish the things he needed to move on to the next thing in his life. The second one is, that Atticus worked very hard to prove that Tom Robinson was not guilty and innocent. Even though he did prove a point that Tom was not guilty and the only reason why he is going to jail is because of him being black. The third one is, that Atticus felt like he does not mean enough to people for when he is doing the right thing.
(Lee 118). Atticus’s journey started when all of a sudden words around Maycomb, the story took place in, spread that a black man was reproached of raping a white girl. majority of white people in Maycomb wanted to kill that black culprit. Even though many people wanted to kill the black man due to his atrocity, US law must give everyone a chance to a trial. Tom Robinson - the black man - is a poor man who could not afford a lawyer.
I truly believe Atticus chose the right decision to stand by Tom Robinson and defend his innocence. Even though so many disagreed with the decision he didn’t let their opinions affect his own thoughts. He was very committed to racial equality and wasn’t afraid to show it. This shows that Atticus is a good person and won't let anybody take that characteristic of his
Atticus uses his credibility as a renowned lawyer in Maycomb County and his confidence in Tom Robinson 's to prove the jury of Tom 's innocence. He also uses the simplicity in differentiating between black and white to show the simplicity of figuring out who is lying in this case, and who is not. He then goes on to say "The state has not produced one iota of medical evidence to the effect that the crime Tom Robinson is charged with ever took place. It has relied instead upon the testimony of two witnesses whose evidence has not only been called into serious question on cross-examination, but has been flatly contradicted by the defendant. The defendant is not guilty, but somebody in this courtroom is."