Harper Lee illustrated Tom Robinson as a kind, church-going man. However, the town sees him as a criminal who took advantage of Mayella Ewell. The citizens of Maycomb felt that Atticus should not bother defending him because he did not deserve it. They made their disapproval known by making whispers about both Atticus and Tom Robinson, advertising a new cartoon modeled after Atticus, and assembling a mob to attack Tom Robinson in jail (Lee chapter 12).Mrs. Dubose was one of those citizens who was not afraid to make her opinion known, even to Jem and Scout, telling them, “Yes indeed, what has this world come to when a Finch goes against his raising?
Bob was a abusive father towards Mayella and everyone in Maycomb knew that, but because he was going up against Tom Robinson everyone believed Bob. During this time in Maycomb the people believed that every black person was a liar. In the trial Mayella had the advantage of being white. Mayella had a plan and she executed it. When Mayella invited Tom into her house she had her own intentions.
Atticus has taken a court case defending Tom Robinson. The accusation that was thrown at Tom was that he raped a white woman. At this part, Atticus Finch can be seen as a mockingbird because there are people who believe Atticus is doing the right thing and support him. This is similar to a mockingbird because both Atticus and mockingbirds are supported and cherished by some people. Atticus is supported because of he follows moral values than society’s values.
Equally important, he never frowned upon them, or disgraced their ways. While speaking to his children, Atticus conveys this, “Scout, I couldn’t go to church and worship God if I didn’t try to help that man” (Lee 139). As a result, he displays to his children that he is not a coward and will not back away from a challenge, even if it means his reputation may taper as the trial advances. Correspondingly, the African American populous makes known that they are appreciative of Atticus’s intentions to free Tom of his accusation. During the trial, the members of the African American public watched Atticus vividly defend their friend as if color was no
Although, no one is the most trustworthy, or the most reliable person, but they all play a specific part in how the story comes together. The Jury of Tom Robinson’s court found him guilty even though he really wasn’t.(Lee 271-275 ) Let me elaborate on that idea a bit more, it doesn’t matter how hard a lawyer like Atticus tries to defend a black man like Tom Robinson when there is a slim chance that they will win especially in the South.(southern states especially), but in the end they have a choice to make. Bob Ewell despises Atticus for defending Tom Robinson. ( Lee 290 ) In the movie, and book we see Bob Ewell have a negative approach to Atticus, and his children especially when it comes to the end of both the movie, and in the book when he attacks Jem, and Scout, the reason behind that is because of what Atticus did in that courtroom.
Throughout To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus discusses the Tom Robinson trial; which was a trial that all the lawyers feared. He faces a court case that will have a tremendous effect not only upon himself but also upon his family. Still Atticus found the courage to take the trial no matter what the cost were. What made the case even harder was that Maycomb was a town tainted with stereotypes and racism. Atticus had the courage to take the case although it was full of dislikes of the people of Maycomb.
George’s neighbors were not very fond of George and found him to be “too generous” and felt that “he was overcompensating for something”, or just did not like him at all. When their house flooded a few years back, George was the first person there to lend a helping hand, even if it risked his safety. Whether their opinion on George changed or not, his family always thought highly of him. His family and people important to him were his main priorities, so whenever they needed help he was there to help. As a result, his family and friends were well taken care of and soon, his enemies turned into friends due to his helpful deeds.
Society is very accustomed to the Lottery. It has become a part of their lives, “The people had done it so many times that they only half listened to their directions.” They are not bothered much by it. Because of how long the Lottery’s tradition has been kept, society does not question and goes along with it.
Tom was found guilty and was soon killed after going to jail, and that hit Jem very hard, he was very tore up about it. In the book Jem specifically says, “No sir, they oughta do away with juries. He wasn’t guilty in the first place and they said he was. ”(295) Jem constantly throughout the book claims that Tom is not guilty and wants it to change, and doesn’t know how to except that the jury said different and that’s how it has
In the courtroom Atticus’s points and the way he was cross-examining created an illusion that made him seem as if he was going to win. This was also noticed by the judge as she smiled at him. The citizens with the color of white skin mind’s were corrupted. They can’t see past the color of a black man’s skin. So, no Atticus does not have power over the Ewell’s.
Birds singing the lovely tune of a mockingbird will wake in the morn as children play. Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird plays out events in a small county residing in Alabama called Maycomb. It is described as a “Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it. In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop; grass grew on the sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square.” (Lee, 6).
To Kill A Mockingbird is about racism and diversity, Atticus doesn't care about the color of a mans skin and took on a colored mans case and defended him against rape charges. Harper Lee offers several examples of symbolism to explain the themes diversity, racism, and courage. Smykowski explains “ First of all, the creation of the snowman by Jem can be seen as being symbolic of Jem trying to cover up the black man and Showing that he is the same as a white man, that all of mankind is virtually the same.” Jem believes everybody is the same no matter the skin color. If you’re in the right and you’re telling the truth then you're free and innocent.