Who Is Tom Robinson Wrong In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Imagine going through what could be a very short life knowing that you are viewed as less of a person. Now imagine of a member of your family or your best friend was viewed that way. Now imagine because you, your friend, parents, brother, or sister lost their life because they were seen as less of a person and their life was not valued the same as other. In the story To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The character Tom Robinson lost his right to life because he was a black man who was accused of beating and raping a young white girl. Tom did not have any evidence against him besides the testimony of the father and young girl herself against him. The side of the story Mayella, the young girl, had many flaws and it was painfully obvious that…show more content…
Maycomb, the town in which the story takes place has been said to have many people with strong prejudice towards either black or white people. Tom Robinson ¨was twenty-five years of age; he was married with three children; he had been in trouble with the law before”, he had also had a useless arm due to an accident with a meat grinder when he was younger (Lee 254). Tom was accused of beating and raping Mayella Ewell, a young white girl. He was accused of the crime and sentenced to death. When referring to the day of the accused rape, Tom had been asked questions on his actions that day. Tom Robinson was asked “Tom, did you rape Mayella Ewell…Did you harm her in any way” In which he had denied doing any of such actions (Lee 260). Tom had denied these actions, but did not deny this question “Then you ran” in which he responded “I sho’ did, suh”, he responds this way which causes the question of why he ran, his response was that of someone who has known they are treated differently because of their physical appearance and understands what can happen to them (Lee 261). His response was “I was scared…If you was a nigger like me, you’d be scared, too” (Lee 261). This response of his, referring to his physical appearance in such a way, shows that because he was black he would have had very different results in that time than a person of color…show more content…
The children that have been victims of abortion however, never got the chance to do the things Tom Robinson did. Due to their Parents own wants “According to the Guttmacher Institute, an estimated fifty-six million induced abortions were performed worldwide from 2010 to 2014”, which is millions of lives that could have made a difference in the world, now gone because their parents believed they either made a mistake, or do not want to go through the discomfort of pregnancy(“Abortion”). The argument “My body, my choice” is one that is made regularly on the “Pro-Choice” side of the abortion argument. The truth is, it really is not just their body, it is also the body of another person that has the potential to make a great life. The life of another person truly does not matter to these people. They care more about having a “Safety net” to fix their own irresponsible acts. They have the choice to have unprotected sexual intercourse. The child did not make that choice for them, so they should not be allowed to make the choice of taking the child 's life away. By making the argument “My body, my choice”, you are implying that the fetus, is not a person, and does not have a body of their own. You are implying that they are not living themselves, just are just another part of you that you want to simply get rid of. By making such an argument, you
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