What Is The Inequality In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in the small quiet southern town of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930's where the only excitement that happened was kids messing with the legend of Boo Radley. That was until a young African-American man, Tom Robinson, was accused of raping a white girl, but not just any white girl, but a Ewell. The oldest daughter from the poorest family in Maycomb county. Because of the place and time period, there was a lot of inequality between people, especially if your black. One of the people that suffered probably the most from inequality would be Tom Robinson. He was accused of raping Mayella Ewell, and the only other witness was her drunk father. In To Kill a Mockingbird, it says, "I shut my eyes. Judge Taylor was polling the jury. 'Guilty . . .…show more content…
Like Bob Ewell for example when he was killed. In To Kill a Mockingbird, it says, "At that moment Aunt Alexandra came to the door and called us, but she was too late. It was Miss Stephanie's pleasure to tell us this morning Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face, and told him he'd get him if it took the rest of his life." (page 217). This shows Bob being treated equally by being killed because he wasn’t a nice person. He threatened Atticus even though Bob won the case, Atticus just made him look bad so he's trying to get him back. The book also says, "Atticus fetched the remains of my costume. Mr. Tate turned it over and bent it around to get an idea of its former shape. 'This thing probably saved her life,' he said. 'Look.' He pointed with a long forefinger. A shiny clean line stood out on the dull wire. 'Bob Ewell meant business,' Mr. Tate muttered." (page 269). This shows that Bob Ewell deserved to die because he was trying to kill Atticus' kids just because he made Bob look bad in court. He's a coward cause he didn’t go after Atticus like he said he would, he went after his
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