The same girl he did work for every day started a trial against him saying he raped her. Her claim should have been disproven in many ways, there was enough evidence to contradict it but the jury is so racist they look right past it. Tom was found guilty and sent to Enfield Prison Farm waiting for an appeal even though he shouldn’t have been there in the first place. Finally, as Tom was in that prison he got sick and tired of waiting for an appeal so he made a run for it, and was shot 17 times to be stopped. This ends up killing him and once the news makes it to the town it just rolls off their shoulders.
In the book, he is assigned to defend a black man in court who is accused of raping a white woman. When Atticus’s daughter, Scout, talks about what happened at school, she says that “...the school buzzed with talk about him [Atticus] defending Tom Robinson, none of which was complimentary” (Lee 92). The racist people of Maycomb, Alabama were all annoyed and horrified at Atticus for taking the case. Many people at the time believed that all black men were criminals. The townspeople did not feel like Atticus should be defending a negro.
Mallard. The two true themes of this story are loss and irony and Mrs. Mallard embodies both of these. The theme of loss is littered throughout this story; first Mrs. Mallard thinks that she has lost her husband; second she finds out that she has lost her new freedom, and finally Mr. Mallard loses his husband. While many readers may see Mrs. Mallard’s death as the greatest loss, Chopin’s writing suggests that it is instead the loss of new life that Mrs. Mallard has so quickly discovered. She had her entire new life planned out, and it all came crashing down within an hour.
When Bob Ewell arrived, he flew into a rage and beat her, while Tom ran away in fright. According to the sheriff 's testimony, Mayella 's bruises were on the right side of her face, which means she was most likely punched with a left hand. Tom Robinson 's left arm is useless due to an old accident, whereas Mr. Ewell leads with his left. Given the evidence of reasonable doubt, Tom should go free, but after hours of deliberation, the jury pronounces him guilty. Scout, Jem and Dill sneak into the courthouse to see the trial and sit in the balcony with Maycomb 's black population.
“Scout, I’m beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time…” (227). Prejudice and discrimination are major issues that are present in the town of Maycomb; Scout and her brother Jem are young children who learn about the disturbing existence of the bigotry that they were previously unaware of in their familiar southern hometown throughout the trial of Tom Robinson, an innocent African American who is accused of rape by a white woman. To Kill a Mockingbird introduces a world that harbors prejudice against some of its very citizens and describes how discrimination was a major flaw in society and still is a flaw present day society. The author, Harper Lee develops
According to Winfrey, her mother “...whipped me so badly that i had welts on my back and the welts would bleed...she was very upset with me because I got blood on my dress.” (irishexaminer.com) At only the age of nine she was raped. Winfrey was continually sexually abused from the ages of 10-14. From this abuse she got pregnant. Winfrey’s own mother kicked her out of her house. She moved in with her father and had her baby, however, within two weeks it died.
Mayella’s father Bob ewell saw her seducing to the black guy so he hit her madly and turned Tom robinson nobility his life onto death. Bob ewell was the most evil person in the novel that tried to kidnap scout and jem after a hallowen party but boo radely saved them .He was a liar because he forced his daughter to commit a false testimony against tom Robison and he was a racist because he hated nigros that considered them as a second class. Harper lee’s language contains a lot of imagery and sensory language and the dialogue in the novel was written in a slang style to show each character’s identity. There is a difference in language used by the white and the black. Bob ewell used foul and harsh language which showed his poor class.
Life is like outer space, unknown and always changing. In the story To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee writes about the segregation, hate, and prejudice in a town called Maycomb. Tom Robinson, a black man, is accused of rape and doesn’t know what to expect. His attorney, Atticus Finch, an experienced, knowledgeable, and kind man, does his absolute best to defend him. However, the jury consists of all white males, most being racist and narrow-minded about the situation.
Everyone in Maycomb County all judged Boo by what they heard and by what they saw. Scout learns at the end of the book that Boo actually is nice and not as bad as people say. She said “‘he hadn’t done any of those things... Atticus, he was real nice’” (376). In this book, people also judged Tom and all the black people. They judged them only on how they looked.
(An autopsy done by the Stark County Coroner’s Office concluded her death was a homicide by virtue of neglect.) He spoke of how the brothers admitted knowing their mother was unable to take proper care of herself in the weeks immediately preceding her death. Delores Bevington lost the ability to get up and move and clean herself, and was confined to a couch, onto which the urine and feces from her decomposing adult diaper had spilled. The diaper also was filled with maggots and bugs and her thighs and buttocks were covered with open sores and one patch of blackened and rotting flesh, noting the evidence was so overwhelming it contradicts the claim they were unaware of the seriousness of her condition. As for why Knowling opposed Gary Bevington’s release and not Dennis Bevington’s, during sentencing he said he believed Dennis was truly remorseful, but was too weak to act.
She was going to kill the man in which she had to marry, King Hammurabi. On the day of the wedding she would have her violent convicts kill him in return of release from the cold dark cells hidden beneath the depths of the ziggurat.’Hello darling! what are you doing in here all alone and at this hour?’ Hammurabi questioned as he gave her a peck on the cheek. When she looked up from her secret journal, she realized that she was in fact alone in the throne room. ‘Oh, I didn’t realize that i was in here by myself and I must’ve lost track of time, but I was just adding the finishing touches to our ceremony.
As pages went by, the entries became even darker than they had already been. After years of leading a lonely life, she had done something unforgivable in the eyes of the citizens of Maycomb: she had seeked the touch of a black man. To cover up her actions, she testified against Tom Robinson and accused him of raping her. But even after she had won the case, Mayella had become overridden with guilt, especially after Tom had been shot by some townspeople. To add on to her situation, her father had been found dead, seeming to have killed himself.
Mary Johnson was a home servant, and she had run afoul of the law prior to her execution for witch craft in 1648, thus marking her as a social pariah. In 1646, Johnson was convicted of thievery, and she was sentenced to a public whipping for this offense. Hence, she was widely known within the community as a woman who had broken social convention and sinned against Christ by violating one of the Ten Commandments. Unquestionably, this offence cast her into the role of a social outsider and as a religious dissenter. The records for Johnson’s actual trial and conviction are shockingly lacking.
The government decided to pass an act against the KKK. The story “To Kill a Mockingbird” connects with the Ku Klux Klan because in the book they were enforcing actions against african-americans. The Ku Klux Klan would blame these black men for things that they didn’t even do and that 's what they did to Tom Robinson in the book. A girl named Mayella convinced everyone that Tom had raped her, when he really didn 't. The whole jury sentenced tom to jail and everyone thought he was guilty besides atticus.