There is no proof of any crime, so there should not have been a guilty verdict. The Ewells could have been lying because most likely Mayella tempted Tom. Back then if you were involved with a colored person you were disgraced by the whole town. Mayella could have been trying to cover this up and get Tom arrested so he wouldn't be able to tell anyone. The jury convicted Tom Robinson because he was colored and back then white people believed they had to stick together against the colored people.
Boo is the mysterious savior who killed Bob Ewell to save Jem and Scout. Boo Radley is far from a monster. After he saves them and takes them home Sheriff Heck Tate arrives. Heck Tate explains to them that they should tell everyone that Bob fell on his own knife instead of making Boo looking like a savior, but Atticus doesn 't understand. Sheriff Heck Tate explains, “Well it 's sort of like
When Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout from Mr. Ewell it begins a new relationship between Atticus and another outcast, Boo Radley. This may foreshadow a future relationship between the families and ultimately showing the community that everyone is capable of being friendly to each
After Jem first witnesses the racial injustice in Tom Robinsons trial, he comes to an understanding of why he thinks Boo is always inside. During the conversation between Jem and Scout, Jem says “I think I’m beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time . . .
The same girl he did work for every day started a trial against him saying he raped her. Her claim should have been disproven in many ways, there was enough evidence to contradict it but the jury is so racist they look right past it. Tom was found guilty and sent to Enfield Prison Farm waiting for an appeal even though he shouldn’t have been there in the first place. Finally, as Tom was in that prison he got sick and tired of waiting for an appeal so he made a run for it, and was shot 17 times to be stopped. This ends up killing him and once the news makes it to the town it just rolls off their shoulders.
First, Heck Tate, the Maycomb sheriff, who is questioned by Mr. Gilmer, the prosecutor. Tate recalls that on November 21st, Bob Ewell told him that Tom Robinson had raped his daughter Mayella. After arriving at the Ewell abode, he questioned Mayella to find the perpetrator. Mayella had told him that Tom Robinson had raped and beat her. Then he brought in Tom Robinson to be identified as the raper while he looked for bruises on Mayella's face.
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York: Grand Central, 1982. In Harper Lee’s fictional novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a young girl named Scout Finch is forced to grow up quickly in her hometown. Scout is faced with racism and hypocrisy in the town as her father defends an African American man who has been accused of raping a white girl.
Jem and Scout are also bugged at school, for example Cecil Jacob’s makes fun of Atticus for defending Tom. “He announced in the school-yard the day before that Scout Finch’s daddy defended negros.” (85) Atticus and his children are affected by this for the majority of the story, and it is what sparks Bob Ewell’s revenge of trying to kill Jem and Scout. Prejudice is common with them, as people like Cecil Jacobs and Bob Ewell just assume Atticus choose to take the Tom Robinson case, however he is simply doing his job as a lawyer to defend them whether he thinks they are guilty or
He knew that exposing him would be an awful way of repaying him; it would have been like "shooting a mockingbird." So, Atticus chose to protect Boo from the public eye rather than abide by the law and his "honest" ways he was so accustomed to follow.
Imagine you caught your child doing something considered taboo by all of society. Would you lie to cover up your shame, or would you face the rest of the world and own it? In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem and Scout are the children of lawyer Atticus Finch, but they are not the problem. Mayella Ewell is a 19 year old poor white woman who claims that Thomas Robinson, a black man, beat her then raped her. But, this might not be the case.