Racism is one of the most influential concepts that drive people to make the worst of decisions. Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird” (TKM), uses rhetorical appeals in an attempt to save a black man from being falsely convicted. I believe that the movie version of Atticus’s closing statement was more convincing than the book version. This essay will discuss the rhetorical appeals used both in the book and movie; and why the movie’s version was more effective. First, in the book, the whole of the closing statement was two paragraphs long and lacked narration.
Who’s the victim of Tom Robinson’s death? The book ended by that everyone has their own opinion, but after reading this character analysis on Tom Robinson, this article may or may not change what you think about him. He will help others when they need it that makes him a good person, Tom is also the one who went into court for a crime may or may not have created, but most importantly he’s the one who brought out Boo Radley to life from the shadows. Tom Robinson is a kind person, and also someone who went into a trial that made him bad. The author illustrates the theme of the crime through Tom Robinson death.
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Although all evidence proved Tom Robinson to be not guilty, his color secured his sentencing and inevitable murder. With only their race against them, the black community is ostracized and not taken into full consideration in the eyes of the law. “As she observes the trial of Tom Robinson, Scout begins to discern differences in class in her hierarchical southern community” (S. Ware). Not only is the justice system prejudiced against blacks, but Scout also begins to understand the social stratifications of her own white social system. This system incorporates the Finches as the highest social class, with people such as the Cunninghams following, then the Ewells, and blacks occupy the bottom of the social pyramid.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch uses several forms of persuasion to convince his audience of Tom Robinson’s innocence. These forms include Pathos, Logos, and Ethos – although he uses them all multiple times, Pathos is the form that is most used. Atticus is trying to provoke guilt out of the jury, and wants them to push aside their prejudice and see the obvious fact that Tom Robinson did not commit the crime of raping Mayella Ewell. The most powerful Pathos phrase he uses is, “…the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immortal, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women – black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men.
Tom Robinson, an African American, is accused of rape and is put to trial. Judge Taylor appoints Scout’s father to represent and defend Tom Robinson. Atticus takes on the toughest case he has ever received to try to prove Tom Robinson innocent, but unfortunately, he was found guilty and sentenced to prison. In the novel, Atticus makes an exceptional father because he teaches Jem and Scout good morals, and sets great examples, making him a role model to his children. One of many reasons why Atticus is a great father to his children is because Atticus teaches Jem and Scout good moral attributes that would play a major role in learning critical life lessons.
“We 're paying the highest tribute you can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It 's that simple.” Harper Lee is best known for writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller 'To Kill a Mockingbird ' In chapter 24,Point of view,character,and tone, develop the theme you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. The main conflict in the passage that I chose is that Tom Robinson got shot and killed while trying to escape prison.This probably wouldn’t have happened if he wasn’t if he wasn’t wrongly convicted in the first place. Some evidence is when Atticus explained “What was one Negro, more or less, among two hundred of ‘em?
She is taught this by her father, Atticus, who risks everything as a lawyer to defend a black man who is accused for a crime that he did not commit. As the novel progresses, it is necessary to change perspective on those accused of crimes in order to deteriorate racial prejudice. By examining the characters in Maycomb, it becomes clear that closed-minded people are the source of prejudice because their opinion is incapable of expanding and understanding the purpose of an individual’s true personality. Early in the story, Atticus teaches Scout about having
The the national bestseller How to Kill a Mockingbird is known as a novel that brings to light the racism as well as the social justice in America during the 1930s. Social Justice is portrayed through a character, that character’s actions as well as how the character handles situations. In to Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch portrays social justice multiple times throughout the novel with how he presents himself in society. Social Justice is the overall promoting of a just society by challenging injustice and valuing community. In the historical fiction novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee exposes her views on social justice through Atticus Finch, who in many cases is fair and wise when handling difficult situations.
Conflict is the struggle /clash between opposing characters forces or emotions. A conflict could be found when the Tom Robinson Trial comes up. “ You know the court appointed him to defend this nigger; I see that black nigger yonder ruttin' on my Mayella. (Harper 163& 173) This explains how Atticus knew what would happen if he was going to help Tom Robinson the society would judge his actions/ decision and his kids would be made fun of; known as man versus society. Atticus knew what he was doing but did not care what people thought.