In the story To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, it displays how many racial issues occurred in the southern part of the country during the 1930’s. An example being when Tom Robinson who is a innocent black man who is being accused of assault against Mayella Ewell. At the courthouse, every witness stated that Tom Robinson raped Mayella Ewell on November 21st and punched her in her right eye. But, Tom Robinson can’t use his left arm so there was no possible way that Tom Robinson punched Mayella Ewell. Atticus Finch attempts to prove Tom Robinson’s innocence by using strong, emotional appeals to convince the jury.
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Justice was shown through some of the main characters in this book. Like a figure of a mockingbird Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, and Atticus all showed great justice throughout this book. Tom Robinson, has never harmed anyone and always helped with anything he could. Boo Radley, although never really seen by the community much, showed that he is really a nice man towards the end of the book. Atticus Finch also showed character by standing helping Tom even when most of the community was against him.
According to the book To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, I believe Tom Robinson is innocent. The crime that Tom Robinson is getting charged for is that he had raped Mayella Ewell. There are many reasons of why I believe Tom Robinson is not guilty. For instance, Tom Robinson’s left arm was not strong enough nor working, so he didn’t have the strength to do what Mr. Ewell and Mayella said he did. One reason why it is believed that Mayella was raped was because she had said, “I said come here nigger, and bust up this chiffarobe for me” (Lee 241).
Because the jury did not favor black men, Tom Robinson did not receive a fair trial, although Atticus made a great case. Segregation directly disobeys the fourteenth amendment, “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.” Maycomb Alabama is where the story, To Kill a Mockingbird takes place. Tom Robinson’s trial out come was not based on factual evidence. Mayella was lying to the jury, while Tom was completely innocent.
Yesterday was Tom Robinson’s trial. I cannot explain how frustrated I am. I finally understand in what cruel society i am in. I cannot believe that the Maycomb folks took their prejudge into the trial. I was so confident about the trial.
The Emmett Till Trials “Racism is man’s gravest threat to man- the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reasons”- Abraham Joshua Herschel Racism is a word that can have different meanings to different individuals, some may use it to distinguish people 's heritage, and others use it to make themselves feel superior to an opposing race. In case of Emmett Till, a young boy was horrifically killed, due to the fact that he talked to white women. Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam killed Emmett and threw his body into the tallahatchie river, and were later to been not not guilty I personally believe that Roy Bryant and J.W Milam should of been convicted of murder.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Mayella Ewell is a powerful character. Mayella get’s her power from her class,race,and gender. Her power mostly comes from her race. Tom Robinson has been accused of rape by Mayella Ewell. Mayella race is where most of her power comes from.
To kill a mockingbird is to destroy innocence. Mockingbirds do not cause harm or trouble; in fact their only purpose is to convince others with beautiful music. Tom Robinson’s death can easily be compared to that of a mockingbird; it did no good but also prevented no evil. Mr. Underwood chooses to write an article that basically every citizen of Maycomb can understand, and this proves to the reader the obvious connection between Tom Robinson and the symbol of a mockingbird. Mr. Underwood chooses to ignore the prominent racial barrier that separated Tom Robinson from justice, and chooses to focus on his disability instead.
Defense attorneys are considered to be one of the most important aspects of a case. The way they decide to go about their case effects verdicts immensely. Samuel Leibowitz, the defense attorney for the Scottsboro Boys case, and Atticus, from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, are both defense attorneys put in difficult positions and tasked with controversial cases. They were given the difficult duty of defending a black man accused of raping a white woman, in a time filled with prejudice. A white woman’s word was always valued over a black man’s, making the case extremely arduous.
Scottsboro Trial Vs To Kill a Mockingbird Trial “To begin with, this case should never have come to trial. This case is as simple as black and white.” This quotation is from Atticus Finch’s closing argument in To Kill A Mockingbird. Atticus is trying to express how this case is simple and there is no way that Tom Robinson is guilty.
In Harper Lee’s novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird” an African American named Tom Robinson was found guilty of raping Mayella even though he is clearly innocent. The legal system and the people in Maycomb were unfair with Tom Robinson, however if Tom Robinson was a different race the case would be judged differently. Tom was not only accused of raping Mayella but also beating her. The first piece of evidence that shows that Tom is innocent is that Mayella was beaten by a left handed person.
The outcome of Tom Robinson’s trial was most certainly unfair and based on the racism in Maycomb. There was a plethora of evidence that he was not guilty in any way. There were marks of two hands’ fingers around Mayella Ewell’s neck, bruises that were mostly concentrated on the right side of her face (meaning that the attacker would be left handed as Bob Ewell was, and Tom had a crippled left arm), and the changing stories told by the each of the Ewells. As Atticus, the man defending Tom, makes his closing statement, he remarks on all of the evidence against the Ewells, and states that if Thomas Jefferson was correct, all men are equal; so, Tom Robinson should be parallel to Robert E. Lee Ewell, especially in the court. When the verdict is
Harper Lee´s life is similar to the character Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird. The Scottsboro trial was occurring when Harper Lee was growing up, and the Tom Robinson case was occurring when Scout was growing up. Harper Lee used lots of her family names for names for people for To Kill A Mockingbird. Harper Lee and Scout were both tomboys and both a had boy bestfriend.