Both Turner and Lizzie are hated by the people on Phisppburg but because Turner is white and Lizzie is black, their different life experiences result in their different understanding of racism. Racism continues in America even today. We can see it in events leading up to the riots in Ferguson, Missouri. We hope that in the future this can change and all of this will
Firstly, the stereotype that people who do bad things are supposedly evil and scary is shown through the characters, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. Tom Robinson is seen as an evil and scary person because he is accused for raping and assaulting Mayella Ewell. Tom Robinson is hated by a majority of the white people in Maycomb except for a white lawyer who is ready to stand up for someone who is innocent. Later on in the novel, Tom Robinson ends up committing suicide himself because he did not want to be put in prison for something he did not do.
When a black man named Tom Robinson is accused by Bob Ewell of beating and raping his daughter Mayella, Scout and Jem’s dad Atticus, who is a lawyer, defends him. Because of this, the kids deal with a lot of hate from the townsfolk but pull through it. In Tom’s trial, we meet Mayella and Bob Ewell. Bob was the one who beat his daughter Mayella, not Tom. Tom is accused anyway, however, because of his race.
In a movie, music sets the tone and mood and also gets the watcher’s attention also have different emotions. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the 1930s’ during the Great Depression. The main character Scout Finch has a father named Atticus Finch. He is a lawyer who decides to take a case involving a black man named Tom Robinson who is being accused of sexually assaulting a white girl named Mayella Ewell. Mayella Ewell comes from a poor family who is viewed in the Maycomb society as “white trash.” The Finch family has to face harsh criticism in the heavily racist Maycomb because of Atticus decision to help Tom.
Race is part of the story that ties everything together. The Tom Robinson trial had a negative outcome because of race. As Atticus was defending Tom the jury would still lean towards Bob and Mayella Ewell’s side of the story, because Bob was a strong, white man and Tom is a poor, black man. Atticus Finch received a lot of hate while he was defending Tom. The people of Maycomb did not agree with a white man defending a black man.
Many people during the time period the novel took place were prejudice. Bob Ewell was angry that Atticus defended Tom Robinson. Stephanie Crawford explains that, “It made one down and about two more to go.” (323). Knowing that Tom Robinson died, Bob Ewell will come after Atticus and his family next, for revenge, for Atticus defending Tom Robinson. There was a lot of racial tension back in the time period the novel To Kill a Mockingbird took place.
The greatest injustice in To Kill a Mockingbird is race and racism. This is a good book to learn about the discrimination against black people and how they were treated. In the novel racism is used against Tom Robinson; the one accused for the rape of Mayella Ewell. Also, race is shown how Capurnia acts in front of the Finches, then in front of the regular black population. In the novel Scout and Jem are looked after by Calpurnia, their black housekeeper.
One way for inequalities, is It uses Tom Robinson an innocent black man and how he was treated and framed because he was black In To kill a Mockingboard. Maycomb Alabama gives readers in sight of how back then and now racism exists and how it was applied to a nice person's back then everyday life. In To Kill A Mockingbird Tom Robinson is framed to have raped a girl because he was black and on the same train as her. Also in to kill a mockingbird Cal has to go to a all black church to worship the same God as the white. Another claim in the book constantly is that black people are judged and criticized just because they were black.
He might not understood or took it personal when a white woman pushed him and said, "Come on!" Coates reacts like any parent would, but he is threaten with the police just because he is black. He is tired to experience and see these injustices. He is trapped on his own black body as well as his son. Throughout the entire letter, I feel Coates' disappointment; anger; and sadness.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in the small quiet southern town of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930's where the only excitement that happened was kids messing with the legend of Boo Radley. That was until a young African-American man, Tom Robinson, was accused of raping a white girl, but not just any white girl, but a Ewell. The oldest daughter from the poorest family in Maycomb county. Because of the place and time period, there was a lot of inequality between people, especially if your black. One of the people that suffered probably the most from inequality would be Tom Robinson.
This case depicted the extent of barbarous treatment of blacks. One of the main events in To Kill a Mockingbird is Atticus Finch’s case involving a black man, Tom Robinson, and a white female, Mayella Ewell. She was known for being part of one of the most disgusting families in town and accusing Mr. Robinson of raping her after she asked him inside the house to help her with a chore. Since she was white and Mr. Robinson was black, no matter what was said, the jury would take the white persons side of it due to the discrimination of blacks during that time. With Lee being the daughter of a well-known lawyer in the county it is evident that she was aware of the happenings of the Scottsboro Case enough to have been the influence of the Robinson Case in To Kill a Mockingbird.
Then some people thought that Tom was innocent but the judge decided to make Tom go to prison. In the book it said that Mayella hugged and kissed Tom on the cheek. From this I can infer that Mayella is desperate and can get away with this because Tom Robinson is a black person. This reminds me of a couple southern movies I’ve watched where black people are always the first to suspect because of their color. Tom Robinson on trial for his life said Bob Ewell yelled “whore I’ll kill you” when he saw Mayella kiss Tom from the window.
Many experts at the time stated that although there were mostly women on the jury they were black women. Black people have been discriminated against and continue to be decimated and oppressed to this day. Black women at that time could not see past racism to really focus on sexism. Denise Cade a black attorney in Washington when interview by the NY Times stated that "The reason a black man may beat his wife is because he is facing racism on his job and racism in America. What is the reason a white man beats his wife?
Bob Ewell accuses Tom Robinson of raping Mayella although Bob’s daughter “tempted a nigger.” () Tom Robinson is later faced with a dangerous situation. Tom Robinson is found quality because of the preordained lifestyle that the words a white man overpowers the word of a black