How Is Tom Robinson Innocent In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the idea of the mockingbird represents much more than a simple bird. Tom Robinson and the mockingbird have a lot in common. They do no harm to anyone, are innocent of what people accuse them of, and face persecution from most people. In the South right after the end of the Civil war, people of color were still persecuted and regarded as unequal to the white man. This was exactly the case in the fictitious small-town of Maycomb, Alabama. Being African-American, Tom came under fire when a ridiculous court case was filed against him and was rigged to the point of him being hung. He was not guilty of these charges, and everybody in Maycomb knew it. They said he was guilty--virtually condemning him

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