Equality in to Kill a Mockingbird

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So We Say We Have Equality… To Kill A Mockingbird is a book about equality. Back in the year of the 1935, there was a separation between the blacks and the whites. This was called segregation. Segregation took place all over the United States of America. Public places in the country would have two separate sections in order to make sure no blacks and whites were together. A white man’s word always beats a black man’s word due to racism. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, we see many examples of equality. The main example of equality is in the court trial. In this trial, there is an African-American named Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson is being accused of raping Mayella Ewell. There is no evidence of the rape, but there is evidence of Mayella being beaten by her father Bob Ewell. When the jury comes out to give the courtroom the verdict, Tom Robinson was found guilty of raping Mayella Ewell. The only reason Tom was found guilty, was because he was black and Bob Ewell was white. A white man’s lie always beats a black man’s truth. What happened in the courtroom that day was lack of equality. The black man was treated differently because of the color of his skin, which makes it unfair to Tom. The second example of equality occurs when Tom Robinson was in jail waiting for his appeal. Tom decided it would be a good time to try to escape, because he knew he had no chance of getting a retrial and winning. When Tom tries to escape, he is shot 17 times. It does not take 17 bullets to kill a man. If it were a white man, he would have been shot at once, or not at all. The guards of the jail were racist, and thought it would be okay to shoot at a black man more than needed. When two groups of people don’t like each other, they are generally rude to each other. My third example of equality is when the blacks didn’t treat the whites well. The situation occurred when Calpurnia

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