Why Is Tom Robinson Unfair

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In To Kill A Mockingbird, there are many different types of reactions, and point of views to the verdict of Tom Robinson. Robinson, being a man accused of rape, is an African American. Maycomb townspeople are racist, therefore there will be an unfair ending to the verdict. The townspeople, the children, and Atticus all have different views of this. The townspeople feel as if the right thing was done, charging Tom as guilty. The children feel it was unfair, but then again they are naïve to the racism. Atticus appears unmoved at the verdict. Atticus, a lawyer at Maycomb, supports Tom Robinson and feels as if he is innocent. Taking on the job to help defend Tom was an act of courage, seeing how everyone else was so opposed to this man because he was black. "It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. …show more content…

They had no idea just how unfair it was. “'It ain't right, Atticus.... How could they do it, how could they?” (134). Dill doesn’t understand why this happened, blindsided by the racism that was going on. When the people of Maycomb that did support Tom Robinson was mourning, or were angry, the children were loss. “Cry about what, Mr. Raymond?” (154). The children thought that the trial was unfair, but never thought that he would be found guilty because of his skin. Dill tries to process what’s going on. "Things haven't caught up with that one's instinct yet. Let him get a little older and he won't get sick and cry about the simple hell people give other people—without even thinking. Cry about the hell white people give colored folks, without even stopping to think that they're people, too" (20.20-22). This shows how sensitive the kids are, but this also shows how naïve they are. When the trial was said and one, the kids couldn’t quite understand the verdict. This caused them to be upset, yet

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