In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus believes Maycomb is unjust because the town is inconsiderate of other people’s view, which is shown when Atticus gets targeted for defending a black man, worries that his kids will become bitter and catch Maycomb’s disease, and Aunt Alexandra advising Atticus that he is raising his kids wrong. To begin with, Mrs Dubose addresses to Scout and her family about how Atticus is disgracing his race and his color by defending Tom Robinson on the alleged rape case. Mrs Dubose says, “Your father’s no better than the ni**ers and trash he works for” (135). Atticus views Maycomb as an injustice town because during this time period black people were seen as a lower class. Atticus is mark as an overall victim because in the trial the county is shocked that Atticus is
“‘...some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women-black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men’” (Lee 273). In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson, a black man, is falsely convicted of raping Mayella, a white women. Tom is placed in a position where anything that escapes Mayella’s mouth goes against his word.
Racial prejudice runs so deep that even the children have come accustomed to it. Scout was teased by her classmate and cousin Francis because Atticus was defending a black man. Although Calpurnia has been useful to the Finch family, Aunt Alexandra refuses Scout to visit Calpurnia and incites Atticus to fire her because she is black. During trial, When Sherriff Tate testified, he was asked why a doctor was not called to confirm Maylla’s injuries, Sherriff Tate responded by saying that “…it wasn’t necessary, Mr Finch. She was mighty banged up.
Tom is clearly innocent, but because of racial prejudice during the Great Depression, he is proven guilty. Also, Boo Radley, the neighbor of Jem and Scout, kills Bob Ewell, the man who tried to attack Jem and Scout. Even though he killed someone, he is never taken to court. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the mockingbird to symbolize innocence and all that is good in the small southern town of Maycomb. Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama on April 26, 1926.
Recently, a negro named Tom Robinson has been jailed for supposedly raping a white woman, whose name is Mayella Violet Ewell. This is certainly biased since the family of Mayella did not provide any fact or evidence, rather only one witness who could have easily lied. Therefore, Tom Robinson could have been falsely accused of doing something a man like himself wouldn’t do. There are several reasons that suggest that Tom Robinson is innocent.
In the article “Lynching” by Mark Twain, He talks about how mobs are formed by cowardly people. The three main themes in To Kill A Mockingbird are Loss of innocence, Power of words and Role of women. The first theme of To Kill A Mockingbird is Loss of innocence. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout is losing her innocence due to her lack of a filter and too much curiosity. “What’s Rape Cal?”
The fox saw a crippled negro man deploying his last strengths, and it preyed on him, mutilating him with each of their seventeen barraging bullets. Everyone in their right mind understands that murder is wrong. However, many southerners of Tom Robinson’s time stood by and watched injustice like his death take place. Others, like Atticus Finch, did not allow bigotry to cloud their judgement and agree that Tom should not have been shot. Tom, a young black man living in Maycomb County Alabama, had been convicted of rape, a capital offense, by a jury biased by his race.
There was one person who called in, whose son, as it turned out, after a lot of back and forth, was actually a client of J-MHAP, but that happened once. So, that is one thing that registers strong with me. In terms of in court stuff, this has been on my mind lately. The project was born in an era of CHINS. We now have at least what is labeled as CHINS Reform.
Tom Robinson, in To Kill a Mockingbird, fights racial prejudice to try and obtain justice. However, Tom Robinson is no match for the iron grasp racism has on the southern United States. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, racial prejudice leads to the unfair treatment of Tom Robinson during his court case and after his death. During the trial of Tom Robinson, racial prejudice and stereotyping lead to unfair bias amongst the jury, ultimately resulting in a wrongful conviction.
During the trial two witnesses were called, including a police officer from the Bunbury police station and a detective for the organised crime squad. Both chose to swear oath before giving their statement. The first witness showed a video of the arrest on 29 August 2014 and was asked to comment on the different actions and statements made during the video. Judge Levy confirmed the video footage was labeled exhibit 3. The second witness was mainly asked about his expertise and knowledge of meth which he developed through his career.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a story about a young white, inquisitive girl, Scout Finch, and her family, who live in the quaint town of Maycomb, Alabama. This story takes place in the early 1930’s, the years of the Great Depression and Jim crow era when poverty and unemployment were spread through the United States. Scout learns about the racist world she lives in when her dad, a lawyer, defends Tom Robinson, an innocent, black man, who was charged with the rape of a white woman, Mayella Ewell. Although Harper Lee, the arthur of To Kill a Mockingbird, intended Atticus to be the hero of the novel, the true hero is Tom Robinson because he was victim to the antagonist of racism during the Jim Crow era. Harper Lee intended Atticus to be the hero
In the story To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, it displays how many racial issues occurred in the southern part of the country during the 1930’s. An example being when Tom Robinson who is a innocent black man who is being accused of assault against Mayella Ewell. At the courthouse, every witness stated that Tom Robinson raped Mayella Ewell on November 21st and punched her in her right eye. But, Tom Robinson can’t use his left arm so there was no possible way that Tom Robinson punched Mayella Ewell. Atticus Finch attempts to prove Tom Robinson’s innocence by using strong, emotional appeals to convince the jury.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it. ”This quote goes best with Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson is a black man who works in the field every day. This is the exact stereotype of “Black people” in that time. The quote meaning for Tom is that he has a very stereotypical life.