The people of Maycomb did not agree with a white man defending a black man. Bob was a abusive father towards Mayella and everyone in Maycomb knew that, but because he was going up against Tom Robinson everyone believed Bob. During this time in Maycomb the people believed that every black person was a liar. In the trial Mayella had the advantage of being white. Mayella had a plan and she executed it.
Steve is put on trial that could result in 25 years to life in prison if he was guilty. He gets the verdict of not guilty since there is room for reasonable doubt, and is released from jail. Steve is definitely guilty since the jury was not able to read his journal and think his thoughts. First of all, Steve questions himself about whether he is innocent or a monster. When Steve was talking to one of his inmates, “He said when he gets out, he will have the word Monster tattooed on his forehead.
On the day of Tom Robinson’s case, I was there sitting’ in a wooden chair watching on as the case went through. When I saw that Mayella Ewell testify against him, all I could do was shake my head side to side. Shake my head side to side, at the fact that she was spitting’ out lies on this poor, innocent man, who just wanted to help her out. But that cheap, scrawny, bitter, man Bob Ewell, couldn’t bare the fact of her daughter kissin’ a man no
Steve believes that he is a monster. He dislikes being on trial and does not want to be in jail anymore. The book Monster was written by Walter Dean Myers. He wrote about a boy named Steve Harmon. Steve has been put in jail for felony murder, later on he gets put on trial.
Therefore, not everyone appreciates what they have, when others will. Overall, many people over exaggerate when their having a bad day, when others are probably having it way worse. This relates to “To kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee book, in many different ways. In the book she talks about Tom Robinson going to prison for something that was never done, which is horrible because he should not spend the rest of his life behind bars when he is innocent. This relates to most of us in life because people always tend to consider a bad, just because their day either does not go the way they planned.
The victim then said, “No voice there cried ‘stay’ for me in the empty square” (poem). The hangman said he only had the chance to keep murdering people because nobody stood up and said something about it. It is ironic that the victim said nobody cried for me because when other people were getting hanged he didn’t say anything either. This leads to the bystander effect because the people of the town did not want to say anything since maybe someone else could have said
“Yes.” Leaning forward in his chair, Li pressed forward. “So you blame him even though you weren’t in contact and he had no way of knowing you were at the warehouse until Mosco made the phone call?” Sniffing loudly, Tom nodded his head. “Yes.” “So it’s Dennis’ fault you were raped?” Li inquired. The question took Tom by surprise and he stared at the therapist with wide eyes. “No!
“There is some men outside in the yard , they want you to come out.”Atticus always will stand up for his clients to the full extent. “Do you remember him beating your face? No I don’t recall him hitting me, I mean yes he hit me.” Some might say that Atticus should have not taken this stand because he was was treated badly.The people of Maycomb were very mad and very unthoughtful of the decision for Atticus to take the case because Tom is black. “He’s nothing but a nigger lover.”(Lee)Pg.110) However if Atticus hadn’t taken the case he wouldn’t be able to face his kids anymore.He wouldn’t have enough dignity anymore.He also wouldn’t be known as a racist. In conclusion Atticus should have taken this stand.He should have taken this stand because he is caring and he has integrity.Some people say that he shouldn’t have taken this stand.Atticus is a strong believer, he will stand up for what he believes in.No matter the situation or who is involved he will help if he believes you are
Throughout To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus discusses the Tom Robinson trial; which was a trial that all the lawyers feared. He faces a court case that will have a tremendous effect not only upon himself but also upon his family. Still Atticus found the courage to take the trial no matter what the cost were. What made the case even harder was that Maycomb was a town tainted with stereotypes and racism. Atticus had the courage to take the case although it was full of dislikes of the people of Maycomb.
Richard has always felt the unjust of race, and has felt how segregation made it hard for him to have a future. But when he gets a chance to get revenge on the whites, he refuses when he thinks ”Who wanted to look them straight in the face, who wanted to walk and act like a man. (200)” Stealing went against his morals of the right way to succeed and would not help the community appearance to the whites. The community as a whole is very religous but Richard does not share these beliefs, even with the persistence of his friends and family he says ”Mama, I don't feel a thing. (155)” This caused his friends to beg him, but in face of rejection they leave him alone.