To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a book about the racial tensions and segregation that arose in the 1930’s. The general storyline is about the main characters, Scout and Jem. At the start of the story, Jem and Scout were always discriminating against other characters, especially Boo Radley. The town was split in half due to racial segregation and Atticus Finch, their father, was a lawyer who doesn’t care who he’s representing because he’s a man of integrity and decency. Scout and Jem eventually mature and start to understand the dangers of discrimination after they see that Boo Radley is just a human and not the person that they all made him into.
During the trial, Tom Robinson tells Atticus that he ran out of the Ewells’ house when he saw Mr. Bob Ewell. Atticus asks him why he ran and Tom replies, “Mr. Finch, if you was a n***** like me, you’d be scared, too” (195). Tom knows that he will be unjustly accused of committing the sexual assault due to his race. This is because Mayella’s word will be taken over his because the people of Maycomb would believe a white woman’s sworn testimony over that of a black man, even if it was not credible.
Throughout the book, the town faces many racial discrimination issues, especially when an African American man named Tom Robinson is falsely accused of rape of a white female. Atticus courageously decides to take Tom Robinson’s case, therefore, going against the prejudice portrayed in the town. Malala Yousafzai was a teenager who lived in a city in Pakistan that was under control of a Taliban. The Taliban highly restricted girls from going to school because of their gender. Malala believed that everyone had the right to get an education, so she fought for what she believed in and went against the Taliban.
America indeed revolves around opportunities, but it also includes discrimination and rejection. America is full of people from all over the world but no one ever questions why we all need to think of ourselves as "white." Does anyone ever ask why they can't be a citizen of this county, while calling themselves anything other than white, or American? Not likely, because this country was built on the believes that superiority comes from whiteness. Although most Americans lack the answer this question, bias continues to attach people of color because every other culture has been destroyed because of these believes.
Is Mayella Ewell Really A Victim in To Kill A Mockingbird? In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, the main conflict of this book is a court case that deals with rape. The main to think about this book is that the book takes during the great depression, as well as segregation.The main reason why I brought this up is because, the main court case deals with an innocent black man being accused of rape by a white family and at the time that this story takes place a white man always wins when it comes to going against a black in court. The girl who was so called rape was Ms. Mayella Ewell, Mayella is the one who accused this black man, known as Tom Robinson, of raping her. Have you ever thought that Mayella could really be a victim not just of rape,but in general life and society?
So, if everyone knows that lying has consequences, then why do people even lie in the first place? In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee answers this question. The main characters in this book are two kids named Jem and Scout, as well as their father named Atticus. The book takes place in the 1930’s when segregation and racial injustice were prominent. Therefore, when Atticus is appointed to defend a African American man, named Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping a white woman, it is a big deal.
Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores. She later on tells the readers that it was false allegations. The reason why she didn 't tell the truth at her first trial was because, Mayella was afraid of being embarrassed because she kissed a black male. She rather have an innocent man get charged with a crime than that. “However, Robinson was transferred from the state prison to Maycomb 's county jail on Saturday, two days before he stood trial on Monday, and Atticus had to defend him against a lynch mob”.
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.
Atticus Finch-A white folk, father of Jem and Scout, raising two children on his own due to the loss of their mother is known to his family and the town of Maycomb County, an inheritably racist county as a niger-lover is taking the role of being Tom Robinson- a black male being accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a nineteen year old white female. She states-Tom Robinson broke into her house and took utmost advantage of her; raped her. This leads to a trial in which Atticus acts as Tom’s lawyer and defends his client from what he has been accused of; rape. Atticus becomes very assiduous in order to prove his client innocent, despite the fact that Atticus is told no black human has proven right over a white human. Throughout the novel, Atticus exudes traits of wisdom, equality, and loyalty reveals the moral theme-respect develops loyalty which makes him a true hero and memorable character in the story as well as a memorable one.
The consequences Atticus faced are how his family and him got insulted by Bob Ewell and some of the other men in the county of Maycomb. Atticus is one day guarding the cell where Tom Robinson is located at and a group of men come and want to kill Tom, but since Atticus is with him they want to kill him as well, because they are white supremacists and don 't like how Atticus chooses them over the black community. For example, in the book To Kill a Mockingbird demonstrates "...Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat on his face, and told him he 'd get him if It took the rest of his life" (Lee 217). This is important because it shows how Atticus was treated due to him helping Tom and proving that he was innocent. In addition, Bob Ewell insults Atticus by when "Francis rose and sprinted down the catwalk to the old kitchen.