To Kill A Mockingbird Tom Guilty

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Even though the evidence presented made Tom look innocent, it is not surprising that he was deemed guilty. The first factor that affected the verdict is racism in the town. In the 1930s even though blacks were independent, they still faced diversity like racism. This is important because the community is white, so they would see Tom differently than the blacks in the town. Another reason the verdict wasn't shocking is because of Mayella’s behavior while testifying. During the testimony, Mayella tried hiding the fact that her father drank, but she finally got the answer out when the question “‘except when he’s drinking?’ Asked Atticus so gently that Mayella nodded.” (Lee 170). This showed that there were domestic issues at home , but it would

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