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.
This shows that they didn 't call a doctor, to try and cover up that Bob was the one who was abusing Mayella not Tom. Bob was beating her when he saw her kissing Tom. This can cause an unbiased audience feel again think that Bob did it to Mayella and that Mayella could be the one who was trying to take advantage of Tom.
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.
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.
He had been calm enough to call the sheriff in order to arrest Tom Robinson, but had not thought to call a doctor. Or rather, he had chosen not to call a doctor. Dear members of the jury, why didn’t he? On the witness stand, Mr. Ewell said that “there wasn’t no need to” as he had seen what had happened. When asked whether he had not been concerned for Miss Mayella’s
This is what she said that Tom Robinson did to her. In the book it is made apparent to us that she is only saying this so that people will not know about the inappropriate relationship that she tried to have with a black man. In the Scottsboro trials they same thing happened. Two white women were on a train and claimed to have been beaten up and raped by nine black men. During the Scottsboro trials, it is made apparent that they were saying these things for a similar reason that Mayella said what she said.
Furthermore Tom Robinson was just like the rest of us, and has never hurt anyone. After the trial, Tom was put into holding, but he could not handle the pain of staying in there and accused of something he did not do. So he decided to run. The police told him to stop, but he kept proceeding. They shot at Tom, and killed him.
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.
He was accused of rape, but he was actually helping Miss Mayella because she looked like she needed help. It was not Tom who raped her, it was Bob Ewell who hurt Mayella.The reader knows this because she was acting fishy when Atticus asked the question “when he’s riled--has he ever beaten you?” (Lee 210). She acted suspiciously by looking around and pausing until the judge asked her to answer the question. This shows the reader that Miss Mayella was hesitant about answering because she wanted to say that her father did beat her, but did not want to lose the case. By understanding that Tom was kind to Miss Mayella and innocent of raping her because Bob Ewell hurt her, the reader knows that Tom is like a mockingbird.
Tom, and African American living in Maycomb county, is accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a poor, white female. When Tom is accused of beating and raping Mayella, many people around the town think that he’s automatically guilty. Atticus, Tom’s defending attorney, agrees to take on the case to help Tom because