Even though Tom Robinson was innocent he still was wrongly accused, then apon going to prison Tom Robinson was later shot 17 times. One would think if he was breaking rules 1 bullet would take care of things, but 17 shots is clearly a act on hate and racism. Another quote that helps determine how Lee used Robinson to expose the truth about the justice system is, "Tom Robinson 's a colored man, Jem. No jury in this part of the world 's going to say 'We think you 're guilty, but not very ' on a charge like that. It was either a straight acquittal or nothing" (Lee 219).
This was one of Atticus’s last lines from his statement and I think the deeper meaning is that people need to get over this “code” they have. The community needs to realize that even white people do discouraging things. Tom Robinson was just peacefully living his life until he was convicted of rape with no solid evidence, just people’s biases. Tom Robinson would have been a free man if people would have just opened their ears, listened to the evidence and forgotten he was a colored
I shall be answering question number 7, ‘what do I think of Wining Boy’s explanation of blacks and whites?’, is that Wining Boy is explaining that white men can bend the law so that it suits them. While black men cannot bend the law to their will making them go to jail quicker. For instance just recently in the news, a black man got shot twenty times by white cops in his grandmother’s backyard his phone mistaken for a gun. The family of the black man is seeing no justice while the white cops that shot the black man is walking the streets freely.
The quote has a lot of different meanings, but what Atticus meant was that everyone knew Bob Ewell is violent towards his children when he's drunk. Bob Ewell doesn't want to be put in jail, so he blames it on Tom Robinson a crippled black man. There was no point in having a trial knowing that Bob Ewell is abusive and Tom Robinson is a cripple. Also, Atticus is wise to defend a black man knowing that no matter what race he is, he's the same as any white man out there. In the courtroom, he states that, “There is one way in this country in which all men are created equal…” (274).
They raised funds, held rallies, composed legal tactics, and decided to run two test cases. The first test case was thrown out by Judge Ferguson. Daniel Desdunes, a black man, boarded a white-only train car in Louisiana headed for Mobile, Alabama. He was arrested for violating the Separate Car Act of 1890 but the case went nowhere because he was not traveling within Louisiana state lines. Homer Plessy, the second test case, was chosen for his ability to look white enough to gain access to the train but black enough to be arrested and his travel would be within state
Though he is criticized by some and his family is taxed by the situation, his decision to defend Tom was the wise thing to do. Yes, his family was mentally and physically changed by the incident, but he also changed Maycomb’s outlook on racism and destroyed the reputation of disgusting people. Sometimes casualties must be sustained to change something. Racism was a larger problem and drawbacks on his family were too little. “As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it—whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash”
Back in the 1930’s Jim Crow Laws were in play. Therefore it was not right for a white person to have anything to do with a black man such as defending a black man in court. But like I said many people think that odysseus has courage which he does but i think that Atticus has more courage because he represented a black man in court when that was not the right thing to do or the most popular thing to do at the time. He was also very
Justice. The dictionary definition of that word is "just behavior or treatment". In the 1960's when "To Kill A Mockingbird" was written blacks were still facing prejudice for being colored, even though the story takes place in the 1930's. They were stereotyped and not given a chance to show who they really were. Some people may think that justice is the same for everyone, in my eyes I think some people are shown more justice than others.
I believe that Atticus Finch shows wisdom in the Novel by participating in Tom robinson’s trial. Not a lot of white men at that time were willing to stick up for a black man, let alone defend him in court. The trial was Tom Robinson (a black man) against Bob and Mayella Ewell, a white family who claims Tom raped Mayella. Everyone knows that the Ewell’s will win, because it’s a white family’s word against a black man’s. When Scout asks Atticus why he’s defending Tom, he responds with; “‘For a number of reasons,’ said Atticus.
An example of this is the court case against Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. The results of Tom Robinson’s court case were not in Tom and Atticus’ (his lawyer) favor. “Judge Taylor was polling the jury. “Guilty… guilty… guilty…”, I peeked at Jem … his shoulders
And I made the decision that I had business in Mississippi, and my coming back dead or alive was of less importance than me being there on the scene alive as long as I can maintain life.” As you can see she choose to go down south,to avenge her son and seek justice yet when it came time for the verdict the jury(which consisted of all white men) found the accused(Roy Bryant and J.W Milam) not guilty. Luckily she was not the only one there on the behalf of Emmett Louis Till, Emmett’s great uncle stood up and said “Their the that came to my house and took the boy.” Everyone in the courtroom was shocked beyond amazement(for it was unheard for a black man to accuse a white man of something, especially of a crime of
There are still racial issues that disrupt American society today. It has become more apparent in the last year as the movement “Black Lives Matter” has become a key focus in most of the media outlets. It is hard to turn on the news or read through an article on CNN without reading something new that has been happening in the “Black Lives Matter” campaign. Today it is not about the segregation of blacks and whites, but the fair and just treatment of African-American citizens in the United
A huge issue for minorities in their path to equality was being outnumbered; there is power in numbers and it isn’t often that the oppressed group is the larger. For Tom Robinson, the events that took place were a small step forward because he had support of some white men, a few of which haven’t ever supported a black person before. For example, on page 289, Jem makes a great point after Scout asks him a question. ‘“Who in this town did one thing to help Tom Robinson, just who?” “His colored friends for one thing, and people like us.
Three Supreme Court decisions influenced the civil rights by encouraging discrimination laws to change, and even changing the way whites thought of blacks. At the end of the civil rights movement, most were overjoyed, and others were not at all even a little happy. All the blacks were very glad that they got out of slavery and abolition forever. But some whites were out to get them still, and some of them were sent to jail for treating blacks wrong. Once abolition laws were in place, a guarantee was said that all blacks were free from abolition.
People all over the globe were standing up for their selves and for what they believe was the right thing to do. Many loss their lives in these movements, but no death impacted their country like the death on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4th in Memphis, Tennessee. King was conducting a movement for underpay Black garbage collectors when he was shot by a white assassin. The events that follow the tragedy were just horrendous, riots took over the ghettos all over the country that’s how important and powerful Marin Luther King was, he might have been more important to the American People than the President himself. The 1960s was the definition of American