Often times, this helps people compress the unknown, and fill in the gaps to the clues that don’t make sense. Not understanding the unknown is hard, and leads to people jumping to conclusions when they don 't even know exactly what happened. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, rumors spread throughout the town creating stereotypes and changing many people’s once honorable reputation and unfairly forcing them to alter their way of life forever. One situation where rumors got the best of an innocent person was in the situation of Tom Robinson. Tom, and African American living in Maycomb county, is accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a poor, white female.
In this next quote, Bob is testifying about how Tom raped his daughter and Atticus is defending Tom throughout the court case. This begins to show how the destruction of innocence started to effect Tom in the court case. Bob lives on the outside of town where the African Americans live. He is considered an outcast by the people of Maycomb. Bob testified accusing Tom of rape, but there was a lot of evidence in the sheriff's testimony to prove that Bob was lying in his testimony, like how the sheriff said that when he heard about Bob's daughter.
It constituted an enforcement of the conviction of unwritten laws the white privileged followed because the judicative in the United States did not provide the kind of justice they favored for defendants. The demonstration of Black’s powerlessness to boost their own feeling of superiority was common and practiced. When the mob in To Kill a Mockingbird arrives at Maycomb jail, Atticus sits in front of the door to ensure his defendant’s safety. Scout, Jem and a friend of them arrive at the jail where, the narrator Scout starts a conversation with a father of one of her classmates, Mr. Cunningham. That conversation apparently changes his mind as he is reminded of his own children and he tells the others to leave.
“Scout, 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…” (227). Prejudice and discrimination are major issues that are present in the town of Maycomb; Scout and her brother Jem are young children who learn about the disturbing existence of the bigotry that they were previously unaware of in their familiar southern hometown throughout the trial of Tom Robinson, an innocent African American who is accused of rape by a white woman. To Kill a Mockingbird introduces a world that harbors prejudice against some of its very citizens and describes how discrimination was a major flaw in society and still is a flaw present day society. The author, Harper Lee develops
Throughout the novel, Atticus is almost “harassed” by people from the town because he believes what 's right and not what 's popular. With the Tom Robinson case, most people in Maycomb Alabama believe he reaped Mayella because Mayella and her dad said he did. During those times in History, A girl could say and African American raped her and the case would automatically be taken to court. The whole town thinks African Americans are less equal to White people. Atticus feels that all.
The kids that were hanged didn’t really understand why the were being hung because they do anything wrong. Also it was the fact they were related to them and they thought that their mom or father was teaching them witchcraft. The crucible was a tragedy because no one was safe and everyone was scared that the girls were going to point at them next and they would hang. The trials were unfair because if the denied witchcraft they were hung for saying that they weren’t and if they admitted they were put in jail and would confess their sins to the
This also appears in “American skin” because Lena is worried about her son going to school. In both texts there are a lot of crime. “American skin” could refer to the little black kid who was shot by the police, because the text says “41 shots” and “you can get killed just for living” which fits well for the little black kid who got shot in the text “The Baddest Dog in Harlem” The message in this text, is to show the problem of insulting black people, not only do they have to live with the fear of gangs and gunmen but they also have to live with the prejudices from cops and white people, so I think the message is to show how things really are in the real world, and to stop
This quote tells you that the people in the town made fun of her, hooting and jeering at her ugly looks and unwomanly walk. The interaction that she gets is from a man butch who that "captures" her, that words implies that he raped her. In the text it say, "Captured me after a brutal hunt." This quote tells you that one of the townsfolk raped her, a tragic memory that no one cared for the fact that she was raped. The people thought the worst of her without knowing the situation or what really happened to her.
A black man named Tom Robinson was incarcerated for being accused of raping a white woman. It is believed that his unrightful incarceration was due to the community’s inherent prejudice of his automatically being guilty. Tom’s arrest consequently led to him abandoning his family that ultimately led to the family’s lacking of a father figure for financial support. Because of Tom Robinson’s arrest, it is known that the Maycomb’s First Purchase African M.E. Church was providing for the Robinson family.
They been fighting to be heard for years and is still being overpowered by the criminal justice system. They’re willing to give people life in prison because they “looked” like they committed the crime. Policies are even shooting random people because they look suspicious. We are all entitled to safety but not everyone feel safe. What hurts the most is that the people that are suppose to protect us and keep us safe are the ones that 's hurting and making us feel unsafe.