Who Is Tom Robinson Trial In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee tells a story of how a trail can have an impact on families. Through the book, Harper Lee shows a lot of symbolism using the mockingbird. The mockingbird is used to show the innocence of some of the characters. Atticus is shown as a Mockingbird for helping Tom Robinson in the trial where is convicted of raping Mayella Ewell when he did not. Tom Robinson is seen as a mockingbird because he is innocent in the trial. Boo Radley is shown as a mockingbird because of how he locked in a house when it was a child and has the brain of one. One character that is shown as a Mockingbird is Atticus Finch. Atticus Finch was the lawyer for Tom Robinson who was convicted of raping Mayella Ewell. Atticus is a mockingbird because he is willing to do the right thing even when everyone in Maycomb is against what he …show more content…

Tom Robinson was put on trial against a young girl named Mayella Ewell. Tom was convicted of raping her and beating her up. Tom is innocent in the trial because all he did to Mayella was help her out around the house that she lives in because he is a kind man that was willing to help. In the trial, it is told that Malleya was choked around the neck but when Atticus asked Tom to stand his left arm is shorter than his right. Scout described him as, “ His left arm was fully twelve inches shorter than his right, and hung dead at his side,” (Lee 186). Tom could not have done this because he is crippled and would not be able to choke Mayella. Tom is the mockingbird because he was innocent just like the mockingbirds but he was killed because of his color. After Tom was killed Mr. Underwood put in the paper an article in about how it was slaughter. “He likened Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children,” (Lee 241). Tom was the mockingbird because he was kind and innocent just like a mockingbird that does nothing

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