The book To Kill a Mockingbird is directly comparable to the movie 12 Angry Men. Both Texts show the theme that true understanding takes time, study, and effort, but To Kill a Mockingbird shows what happens when people do not take the time to obtain a true understanding. In the book Tom Robinson is convicted for allegedly raping a teenage girl even though there was sensible doubt that Tom did not rape the girl and there was no concrete evidence. In the film a teenage male Puerto Rican was accused of murdering his father. All the evidence and the defendant weak testimony made him look so guiltily that 11 out of 12 jurors voted guilty in the preliminary vote.
Mr. Tate said that on the night of November 21 I raped Mayella Ewell in her house, I don’t remember what day that was because I don’t keep track and don’t have the best of memories. Mr. Tate testified that Bob Ewell came to him and told him to go Mr. Ewell’s house because Mayella has been raped. He said when he got there Mayella was unconscious on the floor with bruises on the right side of her face and body. When Mr. Tate woke Mayella up she said that she was raped by Tom Robinson a black that lived in the African-American community a little farther from her house. When Atticus cross-examines the witness it is revealed that after both men got to the house no doctor was called to examine the extent of Mayella’s injuries because Mr. Tate said that there was no need to call Dr. Reynolds.
Being a very white based court room this created much fear among blacks to come out and tell the truth about Till. Later in the case, finally Willy Reid a sharecropper put his life at risk and pointed to Milam and Bryant and accused them of killing Till. Later being smuggled out of Mississippi and having a nervous breakdown, the case overall lead to there was not enough evidence to prove that Milam
In the story there are many instances in which Bartleby refuses to do as instructed by the lawyer his explorer. I feel sympathy for the lawyer because it must be hard to deal with an insubordinate good worker. Bartleby does his work that he wants to do well. The lawyer is in a tight spot because he has two other copiers Turkey and Nippers who were employed before Bartleby and hear him disrespect the lawyer. I could imagine if I were them I would be thinking look at this new guy challenging the boss and doing it in a polite but direct way.
Her father, Atticus Finch, plays an important part in the story by defending a black person in court. This novel presents two children growing up in a biased community, often discriminated themselves, because of their father's views. Lee portrays courage in the characters of Atticus Finch, Mrs. Dubose and Boo Radley. It takes courage for Atticus Finch to go against people's beliefs in order to do what he believes was morally right. The racist views of the town are against Atticus defending Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman, and Atticus is often discriminated against for not agreeing with them.
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
Why and or Why not? Yes, it would warrant the judge being disciplined do to the fact that these unethical, illegal, and violated rights of others within his court and judicial office say that the judge is incompetent to fulfill his duties and obligations of his position within the judicial system all together. He does not respect himself, his position, the laws and others and he further gives indications to the fact that he doesn’t have any “Morals” what so ever here. In addition to my previous answer: Yes, the judge should be moved from office as well as being arrested for the violations he committed here. Moreover, I have read and heard in the news as well as the internet reports that is “Extremely Difficult to Remove a Judge from Office,” primarily because they all cover for each
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.
In the story, “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, the trial of Tom Robinson and it's outcome was viewed very differently by the people of Maycomb. In particular, Atticus's view, the children's views, and the townspeople's views are very different. This has to do with the people's connection to the trial, or their prejudices. Tom Robinson was found guilty of a crime he did not commit, all because of racism. The trial of Tom Robinson pertained to the accusation that Mayella Ewell was raped by a young negro man named Tom Robinson.
It demonstrates that people have flaws and that we look for ways to solve these problems. In the case of Dave, he is often conflicting with his fellow workers. He is put down, and feels ashamed, thinking that he isn’t a man. In order to solve this problem, re resorts to buying a gun, in which many cases merely escalates the issue. He is insecure about himself and the fact that he is not respected by his co-workers.