How Is Tom Presented In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee the notion of racism is instilled in the town of Maycomb, causing characters to have different perspectives. Along the way being influenced by others perspectives. These characters show different emotions by the things they have witnessed, causing their change of mindset. There are three different perspectives to look at during these events in the book. These viewpoints come from the town of Maycomb, Scout, and Jem. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (page 30.) Although Atticus was saying this to Scout it can be applied to Tom, Atticus, and the Ewells. Tom and Atticus were viewed respectfully and with disgust. Tom was an African American man, who was discriminated against in the town of Maycomb. He was classified as an abusive and untrustworthy man. Atticus was perceived as a nigger- lover because of being involved with Tom, but because of this the colored people of Maycomb recognized Atticus as a man of character. The…show more content…
“ He likes’em better’n he likes us, reckon. Lives by himself way down near the county line. He’s got a colored and all sorts of mixed chillun.”(page 183. ) In like wise, Jem also viewed Dolphus Raymond. Dolphus Raymond was viewed as an alcoholic, insane, and an outcast. “Jem,’ said Dill, ‘he’s drinkin out of a sack.”(Chapter 16.) Although he was viewed as a drunk, Dolphus Raymond was later viewed as a smart man to Dill, Scout and Jem. The town of Maycomb, Scout, and Jem were all going through the same situation.Witnessing the perspectives of different people, showed different character traits. When viewing the characters, the outcome came to be thought about. Instead of sticking with one thought, a change of mind occurred. This occurrence caused the characters to look at things from a new understanding. With understanding things in a new way, the characters truly looked at the town that surrounds
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