Racism means hate towards another race and injustice mean unfair treatment, according to learner 's dictionary. In Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, an African american lawyer, was helping people get justice for the colored community. Another book similar to Just Mercy is, To Kill a Mockingbird, which made in 1960 was written by Harper Lee. Harper Lee addressed many issues about racial injustice too. Just Mercy was written in 2014,
THE SCOTTSBORO TRIALS There were nine African American teenagers aboard a freight train during March of 1931 in Jackson County, Alabama (Alex 1). All nine of the teenagers were accused of raping two white
There has been many cases of people getting put in jail for crimes they did not commit. There has also been many cases where these innocent people lose years of their life in prison for it. Some of these people who were put in jail innocent fought through it and had hope and one day were proven innocent and set free. Ari Melber, a publisher for NBC News states that: ‘’In 2017 around 149 people spent and average of 15 years in prison’’ (Jailed).
This essay will be about two injustices the Scottsboro trial and Tom Robinson’s trial. A few similarities are that they were treated unfairly and they were all accused of a repulsive crime, raping a white woman. In the Scottsboro trial though, two women were supposedly raped. Both trials happened in the same time period, while also noting that the women in both trials came from poor backgrounds. Atticus gave his all to his case while the nine young men’s lawyer also tried his best.
But, they had to start somewhere… • However, despite both Atticus and Rosser’s efforts, Tom Robinson and Leo Frank were both found guilty. • In jail , Leo Frank had his throat slashed by a fellow prisoner, but was able to survive. However, on August 15, 1915, “the best citizens” of Mary Phagan’s hometown stormed the jail, kidnapped him, and lynched him the next morning. The civilians stood and posed proudly after performing such a heinous crime.
The same thing happens in To Kill a Mockingbird by the majority of the characters whenever something happens that incriminates them. A demonstration of self-preservation in the novel is when Atticus is cross-examining Mayella Ewell in court. During the cross-examination, Atticus says, “What did your father see in the window, the crime of the rape or the best defense to it? Why don’t you tell the truth, child, didn’t Bob Ewell beat you up?” (Lee 251).
The Scottsboro Case is the case of nine African-American teenagers brought before the Court of Alabama on charges of rape in 1931. The case became a landmark in the struggle against racism and a fair trial. The court had all white juries. On March 25,1931, many people were trying to ride the train traveling between Chattanooga and Memphis,Tennessee. Many white teenagers jumped off the train to tell the sheriff that they had been attacked by a group of black teenagers.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee has been read by thousands, and it teaches lessons that can be applied to everyone. Perhaps one of the most obvious themes in this novel is the importance of not being judgmental. Lee’s novel follows main characters Jem, Scout, and Atticus. Lee’s novel takes place during a time when black people were not so much loved. In her novel Atticus, the father, is defending a black man named Tom Robinson for raping a white women in the racially prejudice Southern rural Alabama during the Great Depression.
Evidence reveals that Mayella seduced Tom herself and was never raped by him. This story could have been inspired by the hint of a rape carried out by Caliban on Miranda, Prospero 's daughter. Plagued with new feelings and unfamiliar desires, it is plausible that Miranda acted -or began to act on-her feelings with Caliban and was caught by her father in the midst of kiss(much like Mayella and Tom). Scared senseless, she may have screamed rape to protect her white dignity. Had she been kissing a white Caliban, she would not have accused him of such a crime.
Taking place in the 1930s, the town is greatly affected by the Great Depression and discrimination. Scout’s father, Atticus, was assigned a case to represent Tom Robinson, a young African American man who is accused of raping a white young women. He was ruled guilty and was sent back to jail. He would soon be executed, so he decided to try to run away. In his doing so, he was shot and killed.
Emily Callan Due Date: Tuesday, November 4th I am reading the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and I am on page 281. In this journal I will be predicting and… I predict that Tom Robinson will be convicted of raping Mayella Ewell because of the racism and bias he is facing.
Harper lee wrote a novel to kill a mockingbird. The novel is about racism and what is right and what is wrong. The Scottsboro Boys were an influence on the writing if lee’s writing To Kill a Mockingbird. The nine African American teenagers accused in Alabama raping of Ruby Bates and Victoria Price on a train in 1931.The scottsboro trial was one of many subjects that Harper lee talked about in her novel.
“I’ve been very mindful that things can change quickly, without warning...” (McCabe 14). Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was greatly influenced by The Great Depression. There are many major historical connections to book, including the Jim Crow laws, mob mentality and the Scottsboro trials.
Historical influences on To Kill a Mockingbird The Great Depression was a time of devastation and uncertainty (McCabe 12). The great depression was a time when the stock market crashed causing many people to lose their jobs and homes. This novel is based on the time around the Great Depression. There were many historical influences in the book To Kill a Mockingbird such as the Jim Crow laws, mob mentality and the Scottsboro trials.
Historical Influences on the Novel To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the 1930s during the Great Depression. This was a dark and hopeless time for all who lived in the United States of America. Many real-life events were the foundation for Harper Lee when writing her novel. The Jim Crow Laws, mob mentality, and the Scottsboro trials are all linked to events that occurred in the novel.