People of this town show their racism to blacks through the trial of Tom Robinson, the injustice of black people in court, and through many other events of this one story. Tom Robinson is a black man convicted of raping a white woman. He is only convicted because he is black and the one accusing is white. Mrs. Dubose is a old lady who lives near the Finches house. In this story she as a white lady expresses her racist thoughts towards
Racism is shown by the Caucasians in Maycomb against the African-Americans in many different ways like when the jury convicts Tom Robinson guilty of raping Mayella Ewell. The details of Tom Robinson raping Mayella Ewell are very vague and do not show enough evidence that Mayella Ewell was raped. When the jury of all Caucasian men decide to vote if Tom Robinson is guilty or not, they all
One physician stated that two of the men were so badly crippled that they were incapable of committing such a crime. This wa... ... middle of paper ... ...y didn’t commit. The protagonists were alike as well, both Atticus Finch and Judge Horton fought to make the trials fair and make the courtroom a place were racism was unheard of. It was shown that if the trial was left to stay after the final verdict was called then 8 innocent men would die and one would be imprisoned all because the thought of "All blacks were liars, and all blacks are wrongdoers," was fresh in the peoples minds. Parallels and bias were shown in both cases, every racist witness showed bias to the black men who were accused.
For example, Scout is harassed and becomes the target of insults when her father decides to defend Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. This is a plajurized essay. The hate felt towards black people by the majority of the Maycomb citizens causes them to bother and harass those who attempt to befriend the black people. Forgive me for stealing this essay. Scout realizes that the only reason she must undergo this torment is that her father is defending a black man, which has become taboo because of the corruption that racism has caused in many people.
The people of Maycomb were mostly white and they were against African-Americans. Tom Robinson was guilty for raping Mayella Ewell and the facts were very plain. During the trial they didn’t show enough evidence that Tom Robinson raped Mayella Ewell. “I shut my eyes. Judge Taylor was polling the jury: Pg 211” the quote shows that the jury thinks that Tom Robinson is completely guilty.
Racism in To Kill A Mockingbird is very common, and it is an important part in the story. Racism is shown by the Caucasians in Maycomb against the African-Americans in many different ways like when the jury convicts Tom Robinson guilty of raping Mayella Ewell. The details of Tom Robinson raping Mayella Ewell are very vague and do not show enough evidence that Mayella Ewell was raped. When the jury of all Caucasian men decide to vote if Tom Robinson is guilty
The blacks are treated like slaves and the whites are treated like kings. Jem was affected when Atticus decided to take the case and defend Tom Robinson, the trial and the discrimination against black people. The character that I think was really affected by racism would be Jem. Jem was really affected when Atticus had decided to take the case and defend Tom Robinson. At that time Jem thought black people were bad people and terrorists.
As Benjamin Franklin once said, “The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.” This quote means that the harshest of the laws can bring the biggest injustice to citizens. In To Kill A Mockingbird society looks down on African Americans and defending African Americans is just like someone killing someone in this type of society. The problem is how African Americans got treated so differently and poorly in the all-white court system and in everyday life. Also, how people defending an African American got treated much differently than whites. (COUNTERCLAIM HERE) Harper Lee illustrates the theme of To Kill a Mockingbird by developing tolerant characters.
Prejudice in To Kill A Mockingbird Prejudice is a strong word. In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, a black man, Tom Robinson, was accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell, and was brought to trial. There were distinct views concerning Tom Robinson's innocence – views influenced by prejudice. The townspeople of Maycomb believed in Tom's guilt while Atticus and the children believed in Tom's innocence. The townspeople, from day one, knew what the verdict was going to be even though some of them knew deep down that Tom did not rape Mayella.
These racial tensions between blacks and whites had made their way into the courtroom, a place where everyone should receive a fair trial no matter what race or colour, but an unjust verdict was reached. The prejudice that was felt towards Tom made him lose all hope of freedom, and as a result, he died upon an escape attempt. Tom was victim of racial prejudice and loss of hope. The novel not only explores racial prejudice, but also prejudice against gender and social status. Maudie is a victim of prejudice agains... ... middle of paper ... ... situation from their perspective, and in this case, Atticus reveals Mrs Dubose being a morphine addict.