Maycomb is an injustice town because as every time the Jury said “guilty” it negatively affected Jem like he was being stab inside which illustrates how he was very confident in knowing that Tom will be acquitted & be found innocent but, after the verdict it had made realizes & lose hope on the members of his community. As the trial progresses Jem becomes tired and views his members of community with contempt. Jem is emotionally scarred after Tom Robinson is wrongly convicted. Jem firmly believes that there are differences between individuals, social classes and races. Which made Jem acknowledge what he thought Maycomb was, a safe place to live with people who care for each other and has loss faith on the neighbors and the people he knew due to large amount of prejudice
By a young age many were taught that killing was very bad, and that the killing of the innocent is worst, but other than that this lesson can not be taught. However, the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee captures readers into this 1930’s town that moves you to realize how harsh racism was and how if affects the lives of many innocent people. Indeed, to kill a mockingbird is a
More importantly, however, Boo was the mysterious figure who saved the Finch children from Bob Ewell’s attack. Because the children did not understand Boo until the end of the story, the way they treated him was based on fear and the stereotypes they learned from the others in the town. Other significant examples of misunderstanding in the book come during the trial of Tom Robinson. After Bob Ewell finds his daughter, Mayella, kissing a black man, Tom Robinson, Mr. Ewell severely beats his daughter and accuses Tom of raping and beating her. Although it is physically impossible for Tom to have attacked Mayella, he is convicted of the crime.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch defends a black man named Tom Robinson who was accused of raping a young white woman. Atticus was maybe not wise to defend Tom because of the consequences that tax his family, but it was the right thing to do. The consequences of defending a black man did cause good things in the children like early maturity, but it also did cause things like traumatization. As Atticus has explained to Scout many times about this, He is doing this because he values equality and justice. He believes that everyone is equal and therefore just because Tom Robinson is black, doesn't mean that he should not defend him.
The person speaking is Atticus because he is giving his final statement in his trial with Tom Robinson,”’She was white, and she tempted a Negro. She did something that in our society is unspeakable: she kissed a black man. Not an old Uncle, but a strong young negro man. No code mattered to her before she broke it, but it came crashing down on her afterwards.’” (272) This was one of Atticus’s last lines from his statement and I think the deeper meaning is that people need to get over this “code” they have. The community needs to realize that even white people do discouraging things.
She is later upset about the fact that Mr. Cunningham almost hurt Atticus in his hurry to join in with other men in their potentially harmful activities. Atticus explains that “A mob’s always made up of people, no matter what. Mr. Cunningham was part of a mob last night, but he was still a man” (210). Though Mr. Cunningham could have
I thought he was a very nice gentleman. Soft-spoken. I thought so right up to the moment I cut his throat.” (275). Showing how Perry did not have anything against the Clutters, he just felt anger and resentment from his past life he lashed out on the first people there. Many people feel pressure to fit in, however when they felt hopeless to ever be accepted as normal, they turn to crime as revenge.
The conflict perspective describes a theoretical framework in which society is viewed as composed of groups that are competing for scarce resources . Since the title of the book is “To Kill a Mockingbird” Mockingbirds are used to represent innocent creatures that are mistreated or “Killed”, which relates back to the main theme of the book which is the destruction of innocence. the author gives some examples of mockingbirds such as Tom Robinson. Though he was blantly innocent, since Tom was a negro man accused of raping a white woman he loses. A substantial amount of evidence and witnesses proved that he did not commit the crime, however he was still found guilty.
Obviously the reason that the majority of the community believes that Atticus and Tom will lose the case is because Tom is African American accused of raping a white girl which is bad but not yet decided if true. Atticus who is an educated lawyer believes his client has a very good chance at winning this case, he believes “his client has a good chance of being pardoned by the court” (Lee, 293). This is because Atticus is very confident in his cases and believes that there is a chance that Tom will win. But in reality, because of Tom’s race and what he has been accused of there isn’t a very high chance of him
Two characters in the novel face this stereotype. Calpurnia a cook for the Finch family is the first character. Aunt Alexandra attempts to get rid of Calpurnia just because her skin tone is black. The other example is Tom Robinson, he is stereotyped this way because he is being accused for raping Mayella Ewell. During the court case Tom Robinson is hated by most of the white people in Maycomb except for the Finch’s because they know what fairness is like.