For example, if I were to accuse Sarah Good of satanism; I would discuss her second marriage and begging lifestyle which is heavily looked down upon. Now in the West Memphis Three, DamienDamian Echols was accused of Satanism. This is because the kids were killed in a more ritualistic way, and Damian had an abnormal appearance. Damian wore all black with black hair so it was easy to pin the satanism claim onto him, just like the Judges did to the defendants in The Crucible. A piece of evidence also used with the case was Jessie Misskelley's confession.
His generosity and willingness to help others was what eventually led him into trouble. When he was wrongfully accused of raping the daughter of Bob Ewell, Mayella, the jury at his trial declared him guilty of the crime even though evidence clearly proved that Tom was not. The jury concluded their decisions mainly based on prejudice and did not believe Tom’s word because he was a man of color. Due to people’s unfair judgments, an innocent mockingbird was
God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat " (Miller, Pg. 1206). This quote from act three shows how damaged Proctor was for even confessing to lechery. Just seeing how sentimental John Proctor really is shows how he would go out of his own way to save Elizabeth so that she could be reunited with her boys again. Within the story Elizabeth knows that since Proctor admitted to committing adultery that means he will be sentenced to be lynched.
My second example is, “’What’s rape?’ I asked him that night … and said rape was carnal knowledge of a female by force and without consent” (180). This is evidence he does not coddle his children unlike most parents from this time period, he just bites the bullet. He does not sugarcoat the truth, and this is good because it helps Scour get ready for life back then, and the risks. Lastly, “’In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins. They’re ugly, but those are the facts of life’” (295).
¨Mrs. Rogers, I had no doubt, had acted very largely under the influence of her husband.¨(Christie, 243) With this we can tell that not only did Thomas kill an old lady for money but forced his wife, most likely threatened her or even blackmailed her, to do the dirty work. Thomas did two awful things, two illegal things, two things that need justice to be served. Emily Brent, another character that some believe deserves to be on the island and justice should be served. Emily Brent was taking care of a young girl who got pregnant before marriage, which is against what Emily believes in so she kicked her out of her home, which then the young girl drowned herself.
I could not believe what I heard; Tom Robinson was found guilty of raping and beating 19 year old Mayella Ewell. After Mr. Finch’s beautiful closing argument on this case, the jury still found Tom guilty. I guess the color of your skin makes you guilty or not guilty. I actually thought that the people of Maycomb could put aside their issues with colored people and give this trial a fair run.
She says John is a good righteous man. She thinks John fancied her and she got mad. Danforth ask if John left her and Elizabeth says again that John is a goodly man and Danforth asks if John has ever committed the crime of lechery and she says no, when john had earlier confessed to what he did. They then take her out of the room and later John will be scheduled to be hanged. Since Elizabeth lied to the court she got herself and John in trouble.
Despite the fact that Mary Maloney, the main character in the story “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl, murders her husband, her actions can be justified and she should get away with it. First of all, based on Mary's shaken and dazed reaction to what her husband says, it is implied by the author that he wants a divorce even though she is already six months pregnant, which the narrator mentions in the beginning of the story. Although he seems uncomfortable and reluctant to hurt her feelings, it is not a valid enough reason to sympathize with him. Now that I have mentioned Mary being pregnant, let me also mention the fact that she will have to take care of the baby by herself. This puts her in a difficult spot as she is just a housewife, meaning
She said it “faintly” as if she felt bad for] but still said it to save her husband. When john said, “I have confessed it” this makes the fact that she lied certain. Elizabeth then said. “Oh God” because she realized that she just sentenced John for lying to the court which is a great offense. At the end of the quote John makes one more thing certain when he said, “She only thought to save my name”.
The man he is defending is innocent of the charge of rape by a man named Bob Ewell’s daughter. Through testimony at the trial to the jury, the girl simply kissed had a black man. Also, during the trial Atticus shows to the jury that the girl appeared to have been beaten by someone who used their left hand and Tom could not use his left arm at all, the jury still found Tom guilty. Tom was killed later trying to escape but Bob Ewell, wanted revenge against Atticus for making what he thought was a fool of him in