He was obviously (due to the evidence) innocent, but racist southerners of the jury ruled him guilty anyways. ii. Due to the support of Tom Robinson, the common person hated the finch family. 1. Both examples show how prejudiced the city in the South actually was.
He creates his own view of the person by looking at them from different angles. During the trial of Robinson, Atticus and his family is offended by the citizens for defending a “nigger”. As a lawyer with a principle of moral and justice Atticus have to defend Robinson even though he is black otherwise Atticus would lose his honor and most of all his self respect. The trial continues and the Ewell family executes every possibility to manipulate the story in their favorer. Atticus firmly proves that Robinson did nothing wrong and
In the beginning of Tom Robinson’s trial Judge Taylor stated, “State will not prejudice the witness against the counsel for defense” (Lee 242). The statement that Judge Taylor said is ironic because everyone knew a black person could never win a case against white person. There is no justice for them. Tom’s fate decided before he ever entered in to the courtroom. Jem, without knowing that Tom Robinson will lose the trial even if he is innocent, told Reverend Skyes how Tom Robinson might win this case.
He and some of his friends saw a man who was strangled by a lynch mob. There was no reason at all why the man should be killed; this act of wickedness was done all because he was a black. This was a debate between Harvard College and Wiley College. Wiley college argued on the fact that there should be resistance to an unjust law. This means that laws that are unjust should not be obeyed.
Atticus is Jem and Scout’s father who stands up for negroes. Mr. Ewell is the abusive drunk father of Mayella Ewell. And Tom Robinson ins the wrongly convicted negro that supposedly raped Mayella. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has the time to read it all and likes a good, deep book. What really grabbed me was the dual story line on the kids and Boo Radley and Atticus defending Tom Robinson’s case.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus defends Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman, in a court trial. The town of Maycomb turns against him due to this. Atticus, furious about the reaction from his town, explains, “…why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a negro comes up, is something I don’t pretend to understand” (Lee 88). Atticus does not have any racial biases, and he does not agree with the views of the majority of the people of Maycomb. Atticus, describing his beliefs to Jem, “…The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be
One way Atticus displays courage is in his choice to defend Tom Robinson. To Kill a Mockingbird revolves primarily around a court case in which Tom Robinson, a black man, is accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a white woman. When the judge appoints Atticus as Tom’s lawyer, Atticus actually tries to defend Tom, knowing full well that the case was already lost. He becomes disliked by many in Maycomb for choosing to defend a black man, yet he continues to provide Tom with his full support and legal counsel. He does all this just because he believes that “The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be he any color of the rainbow.” This shows the
Jem and Scout stats to become aware that all this is caused by segregation. Since Atticus is defending Tom Robinson in court Mrs. Dubose starts to insult Atticus for ‘lawing for *******’ which infuriates both of his children. [Theme: The injustice of racism and segregation] 2. “There’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads- they couldn’t be fair if they treid. In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s word, the white always wins.
Jefferson believes that slavery should be abolished because not only did it deprive the Black’s right to liberty, it also undermined the self control white men had to self republic. However, Jefferson felt that if the blacks were to be excluded from the nation and immediately removed from the Country if they were to be freed. The reason Jefferson wanted Blacks to get exported from the country was because he feared that they would retaliate with hatred from all the suffering they have endured from the power and merciless force of the white men. Jefferson not only feared the blacks, he also
In the end, after a long trial, he was pleaded guilty, even though his lawyer, Atticus Finch, proved he did not do it. He was accused of such a crime because he was a black man. Which in the thoughts of many, made it impossible for a white girl to defend herself against him. Not only did coloured people get picked on, but white people did, too. “You ain’t got no business bringin’ white chillun here - they got their church, we got our’n.