Both men then went back to the their house where Tate said he found Mayella lying on the floor. She had fainted before Tate arrived. She told the sheriff that Tom Robinson had raped her. Ms. Ewell identified Robinson as the culprit. Atticus Finch, the defence, asked Heck Tate whether anyone called a doctor to check Ms. Ewell out, and he answered no.
Her father was considered to be a schizophrenic. He was in and out of prison and hanged himself in prison in 1969. Her mother abandoned Aileen and her older brother with her grandparents. Aileen did not have much of a childhood, living isolation, with hardly any friends. At an early age she was sexually active trading sex for cigarettes at age nine.
A YEAR OF WONDERS: So Soon To Be Dust Narrative Structure: In this chapter, we learn multiple new things about Anna Frith. We are given a more in depth analysis of Anna’s childhood and the abuse she and her mother faced. We are also struck with the fact that Anna’s village is now considered a horrible place, due to the plague and how it ruined the lives of everyone living in that time. All inhabitants of the village are now shunned and ridiculed, since everyone at the time believed the village of Eyam were to blame for the catastrophic consequences of the disease. The main points in this chapter are as follows: • Maggie Cantwell and Brand visit a town outside of Eyam, where they are pelted with rotten fruit and rocks after a woman notices they were from the plague village.
Comparison and Contrast: Barn Burning Sartoris Snopes is a young boy with a major conflict in his life; “be true to his blood”? or tell the truth. His father, a shady character with very cruel intentions has had to relocate his family because he is a “barn burner”. After one of Sarty’s fathers pigs gets loose for the second time, one of his neighbors tells him he can have it back for a dollar fee which angers the father so much that he burns down the neighbors’ barn. So Sarty’s father is asked to appear before the Justice of the Peace to settle the matter.
In the book To Kill a Mockingbird the rape trail of Tom Robinson vs Mayella Ewell, an African American man accused of raping a white teenage girl was held in a bias court room of Maycomb County. Tom Robinson was proven innocent but the end verdict did not match the proof, because no jury would chose to listen to a black man over a white girl due to the state of prejudice Maycomb was under. Racism this town got to the point where when Atticus Finch, a white lawyer chose to represent Tom in the case he was a disgrace and an outcast to the white community. Not only Atticus but his children all suffered from the judgement they were receiving from the whole community for Atticus representing an innocent man. Since children were exposed to this behavior the racism has been passed down to generation to generation.
Mayella Ewell, a white girl, often asked him to help her with her chores and he of course did. One time when he was helping her she kissed him but when her father saw she was embarressed and said he raped her and beat her up. The thing was she had bruises on the left side of her face but Tom was paralyzed in the left arm after he got stuck in a cotton making machine, so he could not have done it. Still the jury convicted him guilty of all charges. Its very likely that he was only found guilty because he was black.
Racism is used when Mayella, a character in this story, accuses Tom Robinson, a local black man, of rape. Also, the Lynch Mob was an example of racism because they had gone to the jail where they were holding Tom to kill him. Courthouse segregation was another example. The blacks could only sit on the balcony during court hearings. When Tom was accused of rape, this was the most racist point in the book to me.
The Author gives readers clues and makes them think to figure out questions, she never gives a straight out answer. The author has events that exemplify prejudice really well. One example of prejudice in the story is the trial. Bob Ewell sues an African American man named Tom Robinson for raping his daughter. The court pleads the man guilty without any proof of rape.
Reid 2 I didn’t want to see or talk to anybody. My Dad’s death still didn’t feel real to me and it hadn’t sunken into my brain that he’s gone and he’s never coming back. I remember listening to one of my Dad’s co-worker telling me that he had a
Racism and prejudice inside and outside, same races, and schools still happen today. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird there was a lot of racism in and out of the schools. As we both know Tom Robinson was accused of rape from Mayella Ewell. But in the court room when the judge is speaking to Tom, we as an audience realize that he did not rape her. From her story to the scar nothing matches up to what she is saying, but because he had an all white jury, they found him guilty.