Argumentative Essay “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win”. Atticus Finch decided to defend Tom Robinson when he was accused of raping a white woman. I would’ve done the same thing as Atticus because I believe that back then it wasn’t a very fair world. As soon as a white person blamed a black person Police or the Judge would automatically take the word or the white person. In my opinion that is truly unfair. It makes sense as to why Atticus decided to defend Tom Robinson. He continuously tries to find the good in everyone and believes that the black community contains good people. Atticus had mentioned to his brother, Jack, that Tom was innocent but “doomed”. It was impossible …show more content…
We are all equal and human. The only difference is the color of our skin. The town of Maycomb just think otherwise. They think that because their appearance is different from theirs, that they are going to come and kill them or something. Don’t get me wrong, i’m sure there are a few black men/woman that really did get into some trouble and hurt other purposely but not all of them. That’s one part I didn’t like about the book. The stereotypes of the black families of Maycomb. As soon as Bob Ewell turned Tom Robinson in for “raping” his daughter the whole white community believed it because he was black. He was a kind, loving father and husband. But no one bothered to get to know the real him or see past the color of his skin to really know that. I truly believe Atticus chose the right decision to stand by Tom Robinson and defend his innocence. Even though so many disagreed with the decision he didn’t let their opinions affect his own thoughts. He was very committed to racial equality and wasn’t afraid to show it. This shows that Atticus is a good person and won't let anybody take that characteristic of his
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In To Kill A Mockingbird, there are many different types of reactions, and point of views to the verdict of Tom Robinson. Robinson, being a man accused of rape, is an African American. Maycomb townspeople are racist, therefore there will be an unfair ending to the verdict. The townspeople, the children, and Atticus all have different views of this. The townspeople feel as if the right thing was done, charging Tom as guilty.
Atticus takes Robinson’s case on ethical grounds based on the stereotypes of Macomb already labeling him as guilty. "The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be he any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of carrying their resentments right into a jury box" (220). The folks of Maycomb, the white population that is, are quick to judge Tom, not taking the time or decensy to understand him, but merely labeling him as a criminal. However, the black folks of Maycomb are not the only people to be discriminated
I believe Atticus made the right decision in taking on Tom’s case because Atticus values equality, is a benevolent father, and is a role model to the town of Maycomb. Throughout the novel, we have seen many examples of racism from whites towards the coloured
Atticus was unable to bring about a just verdict because he was in a very prejudiced court and regardless of the proof, the outcome would still be the same. Atticus knew that Tom Robinson would be found guilty. The victim, Mayella, had been beaten, but not by Tom. Tom Robinson would still be convicted because of the all-white jury. Tom Robinson couldn't have committed the crime, but still racism decided the
Atticus easily could have tried to blow the case by not trying to set Tom Robinson free, instead, he tries to his fullest to make sure Tom sees the free world again. Atticus brings up many valid points that prove Tom’s innocence, the biggest one being how Tom is unable to use his left hand, which should have won the case. Except, Tom says he feels sorry for the girl that he supposedly “raped,” this is where they lost the case. It is considered wrong for a black man to feel sorry for white women. Why would he feel sorry for her, she has it so much better than he does.
However a biased jury, no substantial evidence, and and the possibly of another attacker who was never pursued, leads to the inference that Tom Robinson received an unfair trial. Tom Robinson was not able to receive a fair trial, since he jury was all white which created bias within the court. On page 91 of chapter 9 Atticus explained “The jury couldn’t possibly be expected to take Tom Robinson’s word against the Ewells’.” Atticus said this due to the fact that a white male’s word in the 1930’s could surpass the word of any female. Especially ones from an African American male.
Therefore, some people pissed to Atticus. The people, who live in Maycomb, say such ugly things about Atticus Finch, a white man, for defending Tom Robinson in court, because Atticus believe Tom and he tried to defend Tom seriously. Long time ago, many people believed that black men is not good, polite, and NOT believable, so they were treated like slaves. Now in real life, people who believe idea of racism by skin color are less than before. However, some people
Atticus does a good job defending Tom Robinson because he wants to be a good example set for his kids. “If you had been on that Jury, son, and eleven other boys just like you, Tom would be a free man” (chp 23, pg 295). Here, Atticus is using logos, appealing to logic and reason. He is trying to show his kids the importance of tolerance. Had the jury been full of boys like Jem, who were tolerant, Robinson would be free.
The jury couldn’t possibly be expected to take Tom Robinson’s word against the Ewells.” (p.88) Since Atticus knew he couldn’t win why did he take the case? Maybe deep down, he believed that racism was just wrong. The fact that a black man’s word was never taken over a white man’s may have encouraged him. “ I ain’t ever seen any jury decide in favor of a colored man over a white man,” Reverend Sykes said.
The interactions between those of a different race in Maycomb is looked down upon. Therefore, many african americans are wrongly punished and treated as though they are less than human. African-Americans are often seen as inferior to caucasians.
In the knothole, some treasures that the children find include a knife, a watch, and a ball of grey twine. Scout believes that the person who are leaving these items around is Mr. Avery. The next day, the children sees that the knothole is now filled with cement. Mr. Nathan Radley most likely said this to the kids to keep them away from his yard. The night of the fire, Scout was covered by a blanket by Boo Radley.
Additionally, Atticus deserves to stand up for him because he’s always standing up for people even if they criticize him, and Atticus was appointed to stand up for him, so there’s no reason for Atticus to say no to defend an innocent person. Conclusion: Claim:It is clear that Atticus’ decision to take a stand makes sense. Thesis:He wanted to give Tom the voice he deserves.
Have you ever heard of to Kill a Mockingbird book? Well if not tune and keep reading. Atticus Finch is a father of 2 kids Scout and Jem. He works as a lawyer and he tries to teach his kids to do good and best things. Mayella and Bob Ewell's went to court to accuse Tom Robinson of rape.