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.
Mayella Ewell is teenage girl who is actually abused by her drunk father, Bob Ewell. Along with these characters are Dolphus Raymond, the man who everybody believes is drunk but is really just hiding from judgement because he likes the presence of black people, and Dill, Jem and Scout’s friend who accompanies the two on their adventures.
Through To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee teaches us the righteousness of empathy. Harper Lee 's technique of writing and coinciding Christian beliefs weaved through emphasizes the importance of the story 's moral and themes. It is through Scout, the young dynamic and protagonist, that Lee opens the reader 's eyes to a realistic world of prejudice and inequality during the 1930s. Though introducing many characters throughout the novel, it is through Lee 's wise father character, Atticus Finch, that she further helps teach her readers life lessons, one being empathy. While narrating in first person, Lee further details her novel with the setting and use of style and diction.
The novel A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines contains a powerful story of racial bigotry in the southern United States. After being found at the scene of a robbery turned murder, a young black man named Jefferson is tried, found guilty, and sentenced to death. Jefferson’s godmother, Miss Emma Glenn, asks the teacher, Grant Wiggins, to teach Jefferson how to die like a man. Ernest J. Gaines uses motifs such as constructive lying, small displays of power, and Christian imagery in his novel, A Lesson Before Dying. One motif in Gaines’ novel is constructive lying.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch, a widower and a lawyer, lives in small county Maycomb, Alabama during the Great American Depression. Atticus defends Tom Robinson, a black man, from false capital charges of sexual assault, which Bob Ewell claims, likewise, antediluvian Atticus must protect himself and his children from Maycomb’s racist views. Even so, the town accidently kills Tom when he attempts breakout, nonetheless, Bob Ewell is bitter towards Atticus for revealing his lies in court. Although, Bob Ewell pursues to kill Atticus’ children for revenge, Boo Radley, Scout’s neighbor adjourns Bob Ewell’s ambush. The controversy of the trial influences Maycomb’s white children and neighbors to mistreat Atticus’ children, Jem and Scout, through abusive language.
The Delusion of Justice “Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.” ― Virginia Woolf. In the sleepy, southern town of Maycomb this statement seems overwhelmingly true; losing your childish belief in fairness for the delusion that justice is unachievable seems like a necessary part of maturation. However, Jem Finch is an exception. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee we follow him and his sister during the time surrounding the trial of Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman.
The book “To Kill a Mockingbird” written by Harper Lee and the article “Scottsboro Boys Trial” both contain controversial court cases. For “To Kill a Mockingbird” a black male named Tom Robinson was accused of raping a white woman named Mayella Ewell. In the “Scottsboro Boys Trial” nine young black men and teenagers are accused of raping two white females named Victoria Price and Ruby Bates. Both cases transpired in the 1930s in Alabama. This is bad for the accused as racism was at an all-time in the 1930s especially in the deep south.
However, I would disagree. The character` that shows the most courage is Bob Ewell because he accuses an innocent man of rape, he tries to murder children, and he spit on Atticus Finch. First, Bob Ewell shows the most courage in the novel because he accused an innocent man of rape. In chapter 9, Scout learns that her father will be defending a man she will soon find to be innocent. “I'm simply defending a negro- his name's Tom Robinson.”(Lee
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me do you believe that 's true? In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee which follows the life of Scout Finch and her brother Jem Finch, who lives in the town Maycomb, Alabama in 1930. Scout and Jem are faced with adventures that happen in the novel and trial case of Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a young white girl. Their father Atticus Finch is the lawyer of Tom in the case and gets attacked by the town 's people for defending a black man. it proves the answer to the question In the novel.
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.
Lee doesn’t leave the readers to play the guessing game this time on whether he will walk free or be found guilty. This is racist and discriminatory Maycomb, Alabama. The reader is already told he will not walk free. Scout, like the reader, learns that despite every piece of evidence rendering the raping of Ms. Mayella Ewell an impossible happenstance, life is simply just never
CRT #1 Perspective is the way in which we see the world, it is how we perceive the issues of our world based on the moments we have experienced throughout our lives. It is these experiences that have shaped what we think and how we feel, it forms the beliefs people have. In the Novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Harper Lee demonstrates the significance that one’s perspective plays on affecting personal beliefs. She demonstrates this by exploring the lives and points of view of The Ewells, The children, and the common people of Maycomb.
Perspective and beliefs go hand in hand when talking about someone's personal views on society and what is morally right to them. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, Lee shows all throughout the novel that someone’s perspective can change in a matter of seconds. When Atticus educates Scout about stepping into someone else's shoes, when Jem is told that Mrs. Dubose was struggling with an addiction, and when Bob Ewell’s credibility was lost after the trial where he was exposed as a liar. All examples are prominent in this novel as well as many others. The very first sense of perspective that we get from Lee is very pronounced.
To Kill a Mockingbird focuses on multiple significant ideas to highlight the main ideas of the novel. One of great magnitude is explained in chapter three of the novel when author Harper Lee simplifies the importance of being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes to view each different perspective. “First of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folk. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” Be understanding, realize that honest mistakes happen as in the excerpt with Scout and Walter.
The most important theme in this novel that is apparent throughout the entire book is social inequality. This sets the tone for the book and most events are based around this common theme. Throughout the book, the characters learn about the real world through the racism and unbalance of social power that takes place during this time period. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee represents the struggles for social equality in the 1930's through two young characters that grow up around people that are pushing racism and segregation. For example, it was known throughout the whole town that Atticus “won’t win, he can’t win” (Lee 246) in his trial defending a black man.