How To Spread Lies In To Kill A Mockingbird

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There are various themes in the book To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM) by Harper Lee. What stuck out was “Don’t spread lies”. This is my claim because people were spreading rumors about Tom Robinson, and Boo Radley who were both very important characters. The people in this story said Tom had raped Mayella. The people were telling stories about Boo that he had gone to jail when he was little, which caused many people in the town to be afraid of him. Spreading a lie could be harmful for people’s reputation. In this essay spreading a lie could be harmful to people’s reputation and is a major factor in the book TKAM. Throughout the book Tom Robinson was being accused of raping Mayella, which was the daughter of Bob Ewell. Civilians in the town would spread rumors about him, which caused many hardships. Tom Robinson was taken to court, and many white citizens said he beat, and raped the girl. The judge throughout this case didn’t say much. Instead of the judge deciding what would happen to Tom most of the white people decided if they wanted to let Tom free or put into jail. I believe because of his race, he was put into jail. "Suppose you and Scout talked colored-folks ' talk at home it 'd be out of place, wouldn 't it?” (page 127). Tom Robinson was a kind hard laborer. He had a large family, and worked hard to keep them stable. In the story Mayella also provoked Tom when he would pass by her house. “Mayella said, “kiss me back n*****.” on (page 197) . Mayella was afraid of Bob
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