Despite the insufficiency of the information, people still considered him as person, who is better be avoided, however, in the court, juries supported his position. His daughter Mayella accused Tom, a black man, of raping and beating her. In reality, Bob the one responsible for abusing Mayella. He takes advantage of perceived superiority and imputed innocent Tom. By doing this, Bob pursued the goal common to such people - raise his family’s stature and become a hero.
However, he believes Tom Robinson and Atticus work hard to defend him. Therefore, some people pissed to Atticus. The people, who live in Maycomb, say such ugly things about Atticus Finch, a white man, for defending Tom Robinson in court, because Atticus believe Tom and he tried to defend Tom seriously. Long time ago, many people believed that black men is not good, polite, and NOT believable, so they were treated like slaves. Now in real life, people who believe idea of racism by skin color are less than before.
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.
The idea of them being an unfit race who was in need of probation and instruction seemed to more closely relate to white Klansmen of the South. Their actions spoke louder than words and it seemed as though they were begging to be put in their place. African Americans were not to be punished, if anything it was the white men. They enslaved African Americans, beat, and battered them for years yet when they finally get their freedom it’s as though life will never continue to flourish. The South proved that they needed probation that was never forced upon them.
In this trial the jury is an all-white jury, with people not from the town of Maycomb but “all come from the woods” (Lee 252). Furthermore, no one represents a minority on the jury. As the recipient encounters, foremost women are not allowed to be on a jury and “Maycomb citizen are not interested (…) and they are afraid” (Lee 253). They make their living with sales and services which are dependent on the people of Maycomb. If they opinion and vote on a jury, would be disliked by others they could face a pecuniary injury, so Judge Taylor excuses them.
Narrator To kill a mocking bird written by Harper Lee has been narrated by Scout Finch whose real name is Jean Louis Finch. Scout Finch is the youngest character in the story. The story is written in first-person but the interesting aspect of the narration is that the novel is told from both the childhood’s point of view as well as her adult and mature perspective. The adult narrator is reminiscing the memories of three years of her childhood. The novel begins when Scout is six and her brother Jem is ten years old.
In this section I will however only address the centrality of racism and white supremacy as theme of CRT in the context of the book. Racism Charles Lawrence asserts that American racism is prevalent and is unconscious .After Mr Radley fired his gun, the neighbors assumed that “Mr Radley shot a Negro in his collard patch.” They made this conclusion without solid proof that it was indeed a black man. Racial prejudice runs so deep that even the children have come accustomed to it. Scout was teased by her classmate and cousin Francis because Atticus was defending a black man. Although Calpurnia has been useful to the Finch family, Aunt Alexandra refuses Scout to visit Calpurnia and incites Atticus to fire her because she is black.
I mean I had to tell Scout that her father wouldn’t ever talk to Mayella or treat her in that way. Mr.Finch wouldn’t ever say something like that to even Mayella’s father who was rude to him. He is a good man. "... hell white people give colored folks, without even stopping to think that they are people, too” I’ve never been so disturbed in my life Mama to see the discrimination. Even now Mama, it’s been a good ten days but I’m still shocked, scared n’ livid...
Juror 10 and Juror 3 are both connected through bias. Juror 10 is very biased towards his opinions of people of other races. Juror 3 is very biased because he went through a similar situation with his son as the accused went through with his father. This is represented by their closeness in the diagram, Juror 2 is further away because he isn’t as biased. Juror 10 and Juror 3 both think they are above everyone else, which is represented by Juror 3 and 10 being above Juror 2.
They let the kids run wild. Maybe it serves 'em right." From the start, Juror #10 considered the suspect less than human, calling him “one of them.” He talked about " 'em" and supposed this group of people had natural guilty. His motive for voting the defendant guilty is because he had a prejudice against the people from the boy 's neighborhood, which are called 'Slums '. He refused to find reasonable doubt in his mind, even though other jurors had.