Tom Robinson's Innocence Quotes

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“We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.” said Will Rogers. People will not understand how people would feel if it were them being the ones that were separated just because of the color of their skin, You’re looked at differently Like you’re not good enough to be treated as a human. Never think that you’re not good enough to have your rights. No matter what race you are or beliefs you have you are human, the same as everyone else. Two kids, Jem and Scout experience the true hat and cruelty of the world. That people won’t learn to see black people as equals. Atticus, their father, tries to defend Tom Robinson’s case where he was accused of raping a white woman. Tom knew that he wouldn’t be able to survive so he tried escaping from jail, but was shot multiple times. An …show more content…

Near the end of the book, the mockingbird shows up again but this time to represent a certain person. “Underwood simply figured it was a sin to kill cripples, be they standing sitting, or escaping. He likened Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children…” -pg 241. The mockingbird indicates Tom Robinson’s innocence. It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird like it was a sin to kill Tom. Tom Robinson did not die in vain, all he did was try to help out and be good to this world. He did no harm, but had to die because he was a Negro. So, he had to be lying right? Another example shown was “Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?” says Scout on page 276. Scout is trying to show that Mr.Tate was right. She compares the situation where Bob Ewell “fell on the knife” to shooting a mockingbird. Either way it would be sin, but is covered up because Boo did the right thing. Boo killed Bob because he was protecting the children from harm. The mockingbird is used to support the theme, it represents Tom’s innocence and that he is the

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