They were all accused of a crime they did not commit. Victoria Price and Ruby Bates were the accusers when they “pointed [out] six of the nine boys and said they were the ones who raped [them]” (Linder, The Trials of the Scottsboro Boys). Bob Ewell was quick to accuse Tom Robinson of the rape crime while Mayella went along. On the trial stands Mr. Ewell states the he had “seen that black nigger yonder ruttin’ on my Mayella” (Lee 231). Many believed the accusations, and even though there were many inconsistencies were found in the accuser’s testimonies the defendants were still considered guilty before the trial had even begun due to their skin color.
Jem was in utter distress when the word “guilty” was spoken. He realized that everything he thought was true, was not. Scout was overcome with anger upon Miss Caroline’s request that she stop learning outside of school. She had a hard time understanding the true meaning of her teacher’s words. Dill was struck with tons of emotion when Mr. Gilmer was rude to Tom.
Folks who thinks they're doing right..not for me to say who. But all they did was stir 'em up (232). "Therefore, those who help people whom are prejudged, become major victims of prejudice. People in Maycomb prejudge Boo Radley and Tom Robinson severely and the most. In To Kill a Mockingbord,Harper Lee Clearly shows how wide spread prejudice is, by using Atticus's standpoint ,Boo Radely, and mostly Tom Robinson's standpoint.
Proctor says “ You are the high court, your word is good enough! tell them i confessed myself; say proctor broke his knees and wept like a woman, but my name cannot!”. In the quote John Proctor does not want written proof that he was a witch because he wants to protect his friends and not throw them under the bus. This means he cares for his friends and is truly a good man. Proctor says; “ let them that near dead now take their souls, it is pretence to me.” Proctor talks good about the people who decided not to confess.
They soon have bigger problems than rude teachers or peculiar neighbors when Jem and Scout’s father, Atticus, takes a case defending a black man accused of rape. In Mark Twain’s LYNCHING Moral Cowardice, Twain talks about the reasons behind
This book shows how labels can affect almost everyone and shows how you can be judged on almost anything. You can be judged on how you look, skin color, the people you associate with, and much more. Even though Tom Robinson lost to Bob he should have won and he would 've if it wasn 't for his skin color. . Labels affect everyone different and usually negatively, Causing them to feel Hurt, Anger, and Negatively.
Social normalities, stereotypes , conformities, are all words to explain the categorized groups and expectations certain people are supposed to hold and exploit. To Kill a Mockingbird has a very strong message relating to going against these social normalities, one person especially, Atticus Finch. However, there are many people not only in this book but also all around the world who are standing up against these norms. One of these people was Asa Philip Randolph, a human rights activist. Both Atticus Finch and A. Philip Randolph are men that challenged these so called social norms when they stood up for civil rights Atticus FInch was a lawyer that tooks the case of an African American man accused of rape in the time of the Great Depression.
In a trial the closing argument is the most critical addresses made in court. Generally an emotional plea, this closing argument can be the deciding factor to a court case. To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 film based on the award-winning novel written by Harper Lee. During an era of racial inequality, lawyer, Atticus Finch, contravenes the unwritten social code to defend a black man against an underserved rape charge. In a racially charged atmosphere, “white trash” Mayella Ewell ignores the morality and conventions of the community, and makes a sexual advance on Tom Robinson.
To commence, characters such as Tom Robinson and Boo Radley were key elements in helping to exhibit the theme of the novel. The novel focuses around a rape trial, Tom Robinson being accused of raping a 19 year-old woman named Mayella Ewell. Tom being innocent isn’t even taken into consideration due to the fact that he’s a black man. Atticus Finch, a respected local lawyer takes on the case trying to make the jury look past the fact that Tom is black. To bespeak, Atticus states the following, directing it to the jury, “You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women- black or white.
Respect is a hand, calling out, waving, waiting to be picked on to express its views on a topic. People look up to it, and admire its nobility and intelligence. The book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is set during the time of the Great Depression and the Jim Crow laws, when black people and white people did not have the same rights as each other. The book is told in the point of view of Scout, a young girl whose father is a lawyer for a trial for Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson is a black man who was accused of raping a young white girl, Mayella Ewell.