He doesn 't care if he’s protecting someone of color or anyone else’s opinions because in the story he was protecting Tom Robinson an African American man. “ ‘The main one is, if I didn 't I couldn 't hold up my head in town, I couldn 't represent this county in the legislature, I couldn 't even tell you or Jem not to do something again. […] “ (9.16-21). Mayella Ewell said that Tom had raped her, even though Atticus knew he had little chance of winning the trial he still continued with it. Mayella’s dad was mad at some of the events that happened during the trial because Atticus had chosen to represent Tom and certain questions that he had asked Mayella.
Dolphus Raymond was thought to be the town drunk even though he had never been a drinker. As Dill was crying about the court case he took a drink from Mr. Raymond’s bag and explained, “Scout, it’s nothing but Coca-Cola.”. Mr. Raymond went on to say, “You little folks wont tell on me now, will you? It’d ruin my reputation if you did.”(Lee 267). From this we learn that even innocent little Scout, Atticus’s daughter, went along with the judgement of the town and did not even get into Mr. Raymond’s skin.
Later, he is shot to death and while informing the news, Atticus says, “‘Seventeen bullet holes in him.’ ‘They didn’t have to shoot him that much’,” (Lee 315). He is shot to death and also, they did not have to shoot him seventeen times like Atticus says. Tom is a mockingbird because he is not harming anyone, but helping others. He is killed even when he did not deserve it, which is not right. Boo Radley is also a mockingbird just like Tom but does not have to deal with the same
Imagine that you are a black man that was caught at the scene of a crime that you did not commit, but you are to blame solely based on the color of your skin. Tom Robinson is a black man who is accused of raping a white girl named Mayella Ewell. Tom being black and Mayella white, he is automatically convicted of that crime and sentenced to death. The authorities would take the word of Mayella over Tom any day. Scout and Jem are the children of Atticus Finch, the lawyer who is trying to defend Tom Robinson in the court.
Law Abiding Citizen In the movie Law Abiding Citizen, Clyde Shelton is seeking revenge on the American Justice System because in his mind, justice hasn’t been served. Clyde was an innocent and honorable family man until his wife and child were brutally raped and murdered right in front of him where he was helpless and couldn’t fight back or help them, leaving him emotionally scarred for the rest of his life. One of the men who broke into his home were convicted and given the death penalty and the other who actually did the killing and raping got off easy with only a few years in prison. Because of this and the event Clyde was forced to experience, his mental stability is not intact and he feels he has to do a number of things to prove
Mayella’s father Bob ewell saw her seducing to the black guy so he hit her madly and turned Tom robinson nobility his life onto death. Bob ewell was the most evil person in the novel that tried to kidnap scout and jem after a hallowen party but boo radely saved them .He was a liar because he forced his daughter to commit a false testimony against tom Robison and he was a racist because he hated nigros that considered them as a second class. Harper lee’s language contains a lot of imagery and sensory language and the dialogue in the novel was written in a slang style to show each character’s identity. There is a difference in language used by the white and the black. Bob ewell used foul and harsh language which showed his poor class.
When the mob threatened Atticus, Scout leaped blindly out of the bushes and confronted the mob. She spotted Mr. Cunningham and talked about Walter, his son, and reminded everyone present that they were human. Atticus was shocked as well with “[his] mouth half open, an attitude he had once described as uncouth.” And with that, Mr. Cunningham said, “‘I’ll tell him you said hey, little lady’ he said. Then he straightened up and waved a big paw. ‘Let’s clear out,’ he called, ‘let’s get going boys.’”(206).
Reverend Sykes is witnessing the trial of Tom Robinson. Jem believes that Tom will win, but the Reverend is convinced that he will lose. The difference in opinion has to do with societal beliefs. In Maycomb county, people of color are perceived as wayward,or insubordinate, in the eyes of the white half of the town. This accounts for the fact that a black man has never won against a white man.
Scout and Jem have just received air guns from Atticus for Christmas, and they are learning what they’re not allowed to shoot at. Atticus tells them, “‘Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird’. That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something” (119). This is the first time Scout hears Atticus say it is a sin to do something, which means that Atticus is being serious. We know that he hates shooting, because he has kept his skill as a marksman a secret, so when he tells the children they can try to shoot bluejays but not mockingbirds, he gives the idea that mockingbirds are special.
Cecil Jacobs is one of Scout’s classmates. He makes fun of Scout’s father for defending black people in court and scares Scout and Jem on their way to the Halloween pageant. 3. Francis makes fun of Atticus, so Scout beats him up. When Uncle Jack came outside, he listens to Francis’ side of the story and does not listen to Scout’s side.