His claim was that Tom was innocent and could never take advantage and abuse Mayella Ewell. The first reason was that Tom could not do it because Tom is right handed and crippled in his left because he got it caught in a cotton gin when he was a young boy. This shows that Tom could do it because in To kill a mockingbird it says, “It would tend to show that a left handed person did it.”Lee 238 Logos was strengthen which was appealing to the audience common sense. Bob Ewell says in the book “I can use one hand good as the other.
She could not do this alone though she had Jem read to her every day just to distract her mind from thinking of morphine. This next quote from “If’ says “ If you can trust yourself when all men doubt yourself.” Atticus trust himself to get Tom a fair trial even if he is black, he knew it was going to be hard but he has to do it for himself. Like the quote said though everyone else has no hope that Tom was going to win the trial, but since he trust in Atticus to do the best of his ability to win the trial for him
“Shoot all the mockingbirds you want, but it 's a sin to kill a mockingbird.” this powerful statement expresses that you should never try to hurt or destroy things that are innocent and od you no harm. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird there 's a clear representation of destruction of innocence shown through how the town ridicule Boo radley, and make him up to be this monster. How Tom Robinson is unfairly found guilty and killed for being black, and even through simple symbols like the rolie polie in the story.
We see her endeavors to bring something innocuous and great into her reality essentiacould save Mayella on the testimony box, "Atticus had hit her hard in a way that was not clear to me, but rather it gave him no delight to do as such." He says in his last comments, "I don 't have anything yet feel sorry for in my heart for the central observer for the state. " Potentially every character in this book could be a mockingbird. Be that as it may, once racial preference mists a man 's mind it rapidly ends up noticeably inconceivable for that individual to take after a genuine mockingbird.
(Lee 161). From this quote, readers can better understand how people, even kids, were judged based on their skin colour, and how Dolphus and his family were outcasts in town. People are being adjudicated simply because of rude comments said about them, even though that person hasn’t done any harm to them. There was a case in town involving a black man, a white man, and a woman. The white people were treated with respect, but as soon as it was the Negro’s turn (Tom Robinson), he was being questioned rashly.
He tells them this right after the trial when Jem is very maudlin. He uses the situation to teach Jem to not grow up to be like the rest of Maycomb and take advantage of people just because he can get away with it. Atticus’ main goal is not to have his children regress to the grievous ways that are ubiquitous in Maycomb. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus shows how important it is to have the qualities of courage, tolerance, and empathy.
Harper Lee uses a mockingbird to represent innocence and demonstrates how the adult stole the innocence away from Dill, Jem, and Scout by showing them the reality of this cruel world, but should be protected for as long as possible. As Jem grows up, his innocence is taken away when he realizes that not everyone in Maycomb is as they seem. One of the first times he notices this is during Tom Robinson’s trial. Jem sees that the judicial system is biased because all the facts stated that Tom was clearly innocent but the jury voted him as guilty.
One night at the Finch 's landing after Atticus communicates to Jack about parenting, Atticus talks to Jack about the doomed future of the case. "The jury can 't possibly be expected to take Tom Robinson 's word against the Ewells… You know what 's going to happen as well as I do, Jack, and I hope and pray I can get Jem and Scout through it without bitterness, and most of all, without catching Maycomb 's usual disease. Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up" (117). Atticus reveals that prejudice is in the jury.
The people of Maycomb have no sympathy for Mayella or what is happening in her broken down home until they realize a colored man is involved. Tom Robinson is innocent of this crime but citizens of Alabama would never want to admit two white people are lying and a colored man is telling the truth. “Yes, suh. I felt sorry for her, she seemed to try more’n the rest of ‘em--” (Lee 264). Tom Robinson only wanted to help Mayella with her chores out of pure kindness when Mayella kissed him.
Throughout the whole trial there are multiple times when anyone who reads the novel knows that he is not getting a fair shake. The first time is when Atticus delivers his closing remarks and he says something that is very powerful and also very true about the case and Tom receiving an unfair trial, “To begin with, this case should never have come to trial. This case is as simple as black and white” (Lee 203). What Atticus explains is that no matter how plain it is to everyone that Tom is innocent and could not have commited the crime, it does not matter because one thing is certain, Tom is black. And the jury being white means he has no chance at winning, it’s truly sad, but during the time of the trial that 's just how society works.
11. The last Sentence in Chapter 9 of to kill a mockingbird is “But I never realized out how Atticus knew I was listening, and it was not until I was older that I realized he wanted me to hear every word he said”. Atticus knew that scout was a nosy child so he discussed why he chose to help Tom Robinson. Atticus discussed this, because in time he knew that she will know what is the right thing to do, and not judge someone by there color. This was important for the rest of the story, because the story has a lot to do with black people and racism.
Franz Kafka said: “Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old”. In both the Novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”, and the film “Pleasantville”, the youth was much more accepting of change. The children in both the novel and the film are very open-minded and do not understand the grimy side of the world they live in.
Lee doesn’t leave the readers to play the guessing game this time on whether he will walk free or be found guilty. This is racist and discriminatory Maycomb, Alabama. The reader is already told he will not walk free. Scout, like the reader, learns that despite every piece of evidence rendering the raping of Ms. Mayella Ewell an impossible happenstance, life is simply just never
Atticus leaves the children at home and tells them to stay there, but they sneak out and watch the trial anyway. The kids strongly believe Tom will win, like when Jem says, “He’s not supposed to lean, Reverend, but don’t fret, we’ve won it. Don’t see how any jury would convict on what we’ve heard.” (209) Reverend Sykes explains how a white man has never lost to a black man, but the children are still hopeful.
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.