The second narrative of a violent crime came from Paul Bernardo in his first interview with the police after his life sentence. Paul Bernardo is known as the Scarborough rapist who was convicted of killing two schoolgirls, Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy, and almost twenty sexual assaults. In his interview Paul said, “Sexual performance anxiety was the driving force that led him to leave a trail of dead girls and sexual violence across Southern Ontario. I used sex as a vice.
Tom Robinson probably new already that he was going to lose the trial because most people would believe a white folk then a black person. Most people that were black and were accused of rape or murder were almost always going to be lynched.
Proctor’s case is ultimately not believed by the court because Elizabeth did not tell the truth, therefore he will pay the consequences of his actions according to the court. The morning before his conviction, he speaks to his wife Abigail and confesses by saying “I cannot mount gibbet like a saint, it is fraud, My Honesty is broke, Elizabeth, I am no good man, nothing's spoiled by giving them this lie that were not rotten long before.” (Miller 126). By this quotation in the text the reader is able to tell that Proctor, who knows is going to die, expresses his disappointment in himself and asks Elizabeth for forgiveness for his crime of adultery. This in turn shows the sporadic change of proctors situation.
Tom knew how bad it would look if he was caught with Mayella, which was why he ran away from the situation with the Ewells, even though he was innocent. He was terrified and knew something bad was coming. The prosecute questioned Tom about these particular actions. “‘Scared of arrest, scared you’d have to face up to what you did?’ ‘No uh, scared I’d hafta face up to what I didn’t do.’
Jem, Scout, and Dill always stereotype Boo Radley without knowing him or knowing his real story. To explain this example I say people always stereotype people without knowing the person. When a person is walking down the street another person will be stereotyping him or her for religion or race. Another example is when they put Tom Robinson in jail for rapping a white women, but he was innocent. The court won't hear his side they think he is lying because Tom is black.
It all started when a group of young girls and a black slave name Tituba were caught dancing in a forest by a man called Reverend Parris. Reverend Parris was a minister so this was a big issue to the town. His daughter Betty was then in some sort of sleep or coma where she would not wake up. This then caused the town to get angry and cry witchcraft on almost everything. More than 20 people were eventually killed from either being hanged or just from the conditions that they were living in.
Society has limits and ideals, and if you don’t agree or try to test them society will find a way to limit them. For example, in Clint Smith’s “The Danger of Silence”, he talks about someone he knew who was gay. “When Christian was beat up for being gay, I put my hand in my pocket and walked with my head down as if I didn’t even notice.” (Smith). Being gay is not an ideal in society, so people judge gay people and beat them up.
Circumcision done for health benefits of children for the future. But this does not warrant the benefit that are hoped for. Female circumcision is a genital mutilation and it is a serious violation of human right. Any circumcision done against the person’s will should be banned. Male circumcision does have some evidence against transmission of the HIV infection.
Meningitis is caused by a “weak immune system, fungi and any bacterial virus” ( ). As a young baby I was more at risk for Meningitis because I am a twin. Many twins are known to come early than their expected due date. Because I came a month early my mom never got the results back from the meningitis test she took just weeks before. If I was not born early, The doctors could of saved me from being born with meningitis.
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a book about racism and discrimination over people because the color of their skin. In this book, people like Tom Robinson, Scout Finch, and Helen Robinson are affected by racism. Tom Robinson is an African American man, he was accused of raping a nineteen year old girl named Mayella Ewell, a white girl. Mayella’s father, Bob Ewell, accused him of raping his daughter. Bob caught Mayella breaking a social taboo, or custom forbidding of a particular practice, by trying to seduce Tom Robison.
In this paragraph I will be questioning the Ewells’ reasoning for lying. While reading the court scenes, I got the feeling that Mayella and Bob had separate motives for trying to convict Tom. There are quite a few reasons that Bob would want Tom Robinson convicted. His most demanding motive would have to be the need to cover up the fact that he abuses his children.
I am reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and I am on page 304. So far in this book, Tom Robinson is on trial for beating a white woman. Atticus is his lawyer, and Scott, Dill, and Jem go to the hearing. Tom is ultimately tried guilty by the jury.