Also, he was judged unfairly based on the color of his skin in his trial. Although some may believe Boo is a better choice for a mockingbird, there is a greater amount of evidence that supports Tom is a mockingbird. The first reason Tom is the best example for the mockingbird is he was prosecuted for a crime he did not commit. In the novel it states that, "The state has not produced one iota of medical evidence to the effect that the crime Tom Robinson is charged with ever took place. It has relied instead upon the testimony of two witnesses who evidence has not only been called into serious question on cross-examination, but has been flatly contradicted by the defendant.
Now the man responsible for it is dead. Let the dead bury the dead this time, Mr. Finch.” (Lee, 276) This again is right after Bob’s death and Heck was trying to convince Atticus that Bob fell on his knife and that Jem didn’t kill him. But Heck knew that Bob didn’t fall on his knife. Bob had gotten Tom killed and now Bob was dead. Everyone was even and Heck thought it was just easier to leave it at that instead of having another trial.
For example, Johnny killed Bob and then ran away. On page 56, paragraph 4, Johnny says, “I killed him,”. That proves that Johnny killed Bob. Ponyboy was a witness and ran away with Johnny, but never told the police that. On page 57, paragraph 3, Ponyboy says to Johnny, “You really killed him, huh, Johnny?’.
One of which is in chapter 30 page 370 when Scout says that “Well it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?” Scout says this to Atticus after Maycomb’s sheriff tried to convince Atticus that even if Jem or Boo Radley had stabbed Bob Ewell their actions would have been justified as Mr. Ewell had gotten Tom Robinson who was innocent killed. In response to the sheriff and Atticus’s conversation Scout tried to further justify the sheriff’s decision, that Bob had stabbed himself, by saying that if Boo Radley were to be taken to court it would be like shooting a mockingbird which Atticus says is a sin. This simile helps to represent the main idea of the book that people should not harm others that are innocent since Scout and the sheriff are defending Boo Radley who had stabbed Mr. Ewell in the process of defending the Finch children. In To Kill a Mockingbird there are many ideas that the book wants you to take away from reading the story. What the main one in the book that is talked about several times over is that you should not harm anyone or anything that is innocent.
Tom Robinson, a character in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, was a black man unjustly accused of rape on a white women. The jury found him guilty and punished to prison. Nothing can make up for the crimes that the jury and the plaintiff committed, but a pardon or reparations would be appropriate for Maycomb to remember Tom Robinson. Reparations are ways for the government to give back to the ones who were falsely accused and punished. In reparations it would show that the government understood that Tom Robinson was innocent and that the people are trying to help what they can in a way of paying for their immorality.
From all my evidence I find that Johnny is guilty of murder. And here is why. The night of the incident Bob wasn't the one drowning Ponyboy and wasn’t beating up Johnny. So why was he the one who ended up dead and not David?“ ‘Give the kid a bath David.’ ‘I ducked and tried to run for it, but the soc caught me.’ ” Here Ponyboy clearly says “the soc” meaning it wasn’t Bob drowning him. But with all the anger Johnny had towards Bob beating him up, he decided to use that as an excuse to kill bob for vengeance.
He was trying to help out Mayella Ewell by gathering firewood and chopping dressers because he felt sorry for her, but was accused of rape because of his color. On page 87, Atticus said that “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.” He was trying to help those who are innocent and in need, and even though he knew that he was going to lose the case, he wanted to try. Atticus hoped to better the lives of the mockingbird-like African-Americans in the South, so he attempted to help an innocent and helpless Tom to the best of his ability. Also, Tom’s crippled left arm is proof that he did not attack Mayella, however, he is accused because of his color. On page 212, Scout said, “He looked oddly off balance, but it was not from the way he was standing.
Nelson Mandela once said, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who doesn’t feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” The novel, To kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos of human behavior. Atticus, a protagonist in To Kill a Mockingbird with high moral standards. Boo radley, a shy and innocent white man who was convicted for a crime that he didn’t commit. Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white female which is completely false.
Although Jem and Scout have their theories and alleged stories about Boo, he ends up saving their lives in a plot twist. However, in the act, he killed Bob Ewell. Due to the fact that he was only trying to protect Jem and Scout, Sheriff Heck Tate decides not to report Boo in the incident, saying Ewell fell on his own knife. Scout understands exactly why he does this. When discussing why he wouldn’t be put on trial, Scout says: “‘Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?’” (Lee
Atticus, a distinguished lawyer, raised his two kids, Scout and Jem, to be disciplined youth, practicing honest morals. Everyone in Maycomb admired Atticus for his respectable character, just as they all abhorred the Ewell family, for their cheating and lying ways. However, Atticus’ prominent role in town was suddenly challenged when he was chosen to defend in court Tom Robinson, a black man whom Mayella Ewell accused him of taking advantage of her. Eyes that once looked up to Atticus with deep admiration, now glared at him in disgust. In this town, the prejudiced jury refused to accept the obvious facts revealing Tom’s innocence.