In this next quote, Bob is testifying about how Tom raped his daughter and Atticus is defending Tom throughout the court case. This begins to show how the destruction of innocence started to effect Tom in the court case. Bob lives on the outside of town where the African Americans live. He is considered an outcast by the people of Maycomb. Bob testified accusing Tom of rape, but there was a lot of evidence in the sheriff's testimony to prove that Bob was lying in his testimony, like how the sheriff said that when he heard about Bob's daughter.
In To kill a Mockingboard. Maycomb Alabama gives readers in sight of how back then and now racism exists and how it was applied to a nice person's back then everyday life. In To Kill A Mockingbird Tom Robinson is framed to have raped a girl because he was black and on the same train as her. Also in to kill a mockingbird Cal has to go to a all black church to worship the same God as the white. Another claim in the book constantly is that black people are judged and criticized just because they were black.
In To Kill A Mockingbird Mr.Ewell shows prejudice against a black man named Tom Robinson. Prejudice is frequent in the story and it is used on a innocent man. A poor white girl accuses a black man of raping her, which leads to a trial. The residents of Maycomb think black people don’t matter because of their racial superiority complex which comes from slavery. HARPER LEE Harper Lee wrote this because of prejudice back then when she was little.
Atticus is the primary character Lee uses to show the difficulty of acting courageous as he is faced with challenge to defend Tom Robison, a black man who has been accused of rape by the Ewell family. With doubt he decided to take the case as if he was to argue, upholding his sense of justice and equality. " The main one is, if I didn 't I couldn 't hold up my head in this town, I couldn 't represent this county in the legislature, I couldn 't even tell you or Jem not to do something again" (Lee 100). Atticus is explaining he basically would have been a hypocrite if he did not take on this case.
In a movie, music sets the tone and mood and also gets the watcher’s attention also have different emotions. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the 1930s’ during the Great Depression. The main character Scout Finch has a father named Atticus Finch. He is a lawyer who decides to take a case involving a black man named Tom Robinson who is being accused of sexually assaulting a white girl named Mayella Ewell. Mayella Ewell comes from a poor family who is viewed in the Maycomb society as “white trash.”
One example of this is women not being able to be a judge or to being able to be in a jury. Atticus tells us this in the book by saying, “For one thing, Miss Maudie can’t serve on a jury because she’s a woman-” and then he gets interrupted by Scout. Guys in the society of Maycomb are able to have any job they want to have but women are not able to all because they’re a women. Another form of sexism in the book is when Aunt Alexandra teaches Scout to be like a girl. This shows how there’s a specific role of women in the society and they could break from it
Mood Portrayed When reading a book one can predict a particular event that may occur based on the author’s ability to build a mood. The classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, which takes place in a small town of Maycomb, Alabama. At that time, prejudices swarm around Maycomb and the main characters Scout, her dad Atticus, and her brother Jem. Atticus is an attorney who was put on the case of Tom Robinson, a black man that was accused of raping a white girl.
Maycomb, a major setting in To Kill A Mockingbird, is set in Alabama in the year 1930. This book is about a man named Atticus. He is defending a black man named Tom Robinson in a case that is almost impossible because Tom is an African American. He is accused of raping a white woman and is automatically put in the profile of guilty. He is found to be guilty even after all the evidence that proved he did not do it.
The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, tells the story of two children, Jem and Scout Finch living in Maycomb, Alabama, around the time of the Great Depression. Their father, Atticus, also happens to be a lawyer and tries teaching the children strong moral values, such as not holding prejudices against others based on skin tone or social background. In addition, Atticus happens to be defending an African-American man, Tom Robinson, who is accused of rape by one of the more undesirable members of the town, Mayella Ewell and her father Bob. In the end, however, Tom cannot escape the racism that plagues Maycomb and after many hours of deliberation by the jury, he is convicted and sent to jail. There Tom tries to regain his freedom and escape but he is shot and killed.
Both novels, To Kill a Mockingbird and Bless me Ultima are novels that define justice in a variety of ways.. It is explained throughout the novels as an act of revenge which is an act of inflicting hurt on someone because of something they may did to you. Many may believe that revenge is an act of justice because both parties are left equal after the fact. But, in the end, justice was not achieved within the novels. In Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird a trial takes place between Tom Robinson, a poor colored man accused of assaulting a woman and the Ewells family.
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.
When you read To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, you meet Mayella, a white woman that lives with her dad and her siblings who gains power throughout the story. Mayella gets this power using her race, gender, and class in the society in the story. Mayella uses her power from being poor and by everyone feeling sorry for her and making people help her out. Mayella is white so she has power over the black people in the story, Mayella is a woman so she gets respect from the people in the society. Now you know more about Mayella and her lifestyle more, is Mayella powerful?