The evidence boils down to you-did-I-didn 't. The jury couldn 't possibly be expected to take Tom Robinson 's word against the Ewells, '" Atticus solemnly explains this to his brother. First of all, Atticus demonstrates courage when he undertakes the task of defending Tom Robinson, a black man wrongly accused of rape. Atticus knows he won 't win the case and like Mrs. Dubose in her battle against morphine, he is "licked" before he begins. Nevertheless, Atticus knows that Tom is innocent and that he must fight for him, since no one else will.
First, it both featured a well-experienced, well-respected lawyer, who knew who to win a case and had great evidence that proved their innocence that should have led to their freedom but lost due to the prejudice of the jury. Next, it also revealed that the women white who accused the black men of rape was lying and made this lie up to deflect the blame for their previous actions they committed. It worked since the jury would always take a white person’s word then a black person’s word. Finally, it ended with racism and unfairness inside jury duty. They did not let a black man judge another person’s fate as they think that they did not have enough character to do that.
Just Mercy was written in 2014, In modern day society, racial injustice has a big impact in this world today, as stated in Just Mercy and To Kill a Mockingbird. Showing that they are both related in many ways. The characters from To Kill A Mockingbird deal with racial injustice first hand. Scout, the narrator and daughter of Atticus Finch, experienced racial injustice of her father’s court case with Tom Robinson, an African American. Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores.
1. Though there is an incredible amount of important characters in the novel, to me, the most significant character in Part 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird is Atticus Finch. His actions and treatment towards everyone and everything caused me think the most in comparison to the other characters. For instance, Atticus makes an important decision to defend Tom Robinson, a black man, in trial during Chapter 9, thus leading to harassment towards his family not only from school, but even from their own neighbor and a relative. While his actions put him and his family in trouble, Atticus still stands firm in his beliefs.
Many Americans have come to the conclusion that the black people movement ended when they obtained voting rights, but no matter what rights are given to people of different races they will 6 times out of 10 feel attacked or racially profiled at least once a day. In addition, it is not like the author is pulling these experiences out of thin air these are his experiences he is speaking of his own feelings. This adds so much more credibility to his message by showing readers a different point of view in situations usually told by the other side. Usually in any acts of “misconduct” between white and black people the side of the white person is mostly focused on and unless there is clear evidence contradicting the crime the black man is accused of there is a strong probability that the black man will go to jail
After university, he felt above it all. Mr. Pichot made a point to show his superiority when they wanted to talk to them. Grant says, “ Oh, yes, I keep forgetting that, Mr. Henri won 't come to see me.” (Gaines 18) It was tradition at the time that white people wouldn’t come to see black people. Another source states, “the educated and disgruntled Grant Wiggins cannot muster enough self-confidence to challenge the white sheriff who treats him as if he were barely human”(Harris). The sheriff, Sam Guidry, never fails to remind Grant that he’ll always be just another black man from the quarter, and he’s “too smart for his own good” (Novels for
“He also is willing to stand up against the odds-he knows he’s ‘licked’ before he even begins” (Text 2). Atticus knows he will not be able to win this case even if Tom Robinson is innocent. Unfortunately the town and the jury are corrupt and will not give Tom a fair trial. Almost anyone can see that Atticus Finch defends Tom Robinson to show compassion through the “Golden Rule” and set an example for his children. Atticus is an idealist and knows what is right and what is wrong.
The last few weeks in Maycomb County, led a stir of emotions in the town, regarding to Tom Robinson’s case. Tom was convicted of sexually assaulting Bob Ewell’s oldest daughter, Mayella. When the jury made a decision, Tom ended up guilty, and charged to jail. A couple days later, bam! Tom was shot seventeen times in the back and put to death.
(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!
Now, although he may be better remembered as the leader of the lynch mob who wanted to kill Tom Robinson, we see a truly remarkable side to him as well when he serves on the jury for the Ewell vs. Robinson case. Atticus describes it as the following: “You might like to know that there was one fellow who took considerable wearing down - in the beginning he [Mr. Cunningham] was rarin’ for outright acquittal.” [Page 222] As this quote models, Mr. Cunningham stepped up and really made the jury rethink. Although the “inevitable” [Page 222] verdict was still guilty, the fact that the jury took several hours to reach a consensus proves that Mr. Cunningham played a crucial role in at least trying to get other white males to favor a black man, something in Southern society that would be