Gilmer paused a long time to let it sink in. She is thrilled to pass on gossip to the kids about Boo Radley. Scout also learns how to deal with others, including the Finch family housekeeper, Calpurnia, and her aunt, Alexandra. The trial of Tom Robinson was unrighteous in that it took a sensitive black man and framed him. It is also a way to discreetly show the readers how severe the Maycomb fever is without needing to have Scout, the narrator, comprehend the problem. Although Tom is a black man, you should not judge this trial by racial content. The house is owned by Nathan Radley, whose brother, Boo Radley, is the town boogeyman, the mythical childhood legend who never came out of his house, except at night, when he spied into windows and ate cats.
Tom will be buried in the cemetery beside the church. On the day of the alleged attack, Tom says Mayella asked him to repair a door. They had white blood which was the most important thing. She learned how to read from Miss Maudie's aunt, Miss Buford, who taught her how to read out of , a book given to her. Finch made a surprisingly astonishing case for Mr. Themajority of Tom's quotes come at different times during the trial:1. Without a fly-on-the-wall narrator in the jury room, it's hard to tell.
Arthur Radley, Boo, is a man who is looked after by his older brother after his dad died. She lets Miss Maudie live with her when Miss Maudie's house burns down, supposedly in order to steal Miss Maudie's Lane cake recipe. Calpurnia is one of the few black characters in the novel who is able to read and write, and it is she who taught Scout to write. However, this is not a mere story that touches the subject of coping with racism. Because Atticus is a mockingbird figure. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.
Atticus is better than then the people in Maycomb County because he's not racist, therefor making him a genuine mockingbird figure. At the end of the trial, Atticus makes a long and thought-provoking speech to the jury, emphasising that race should not matter in their verdict. Bob Ewell is the person who beat Mayella, and in her shame she has accused Tom Robinson, Atticus proposes. At this point, it still resembled a string of stories more than the novel that Lee had intended. Eulogy Tom Robinson was a man of god.
Being a racist, he disagrees with Atticus on principle. He is also a generous man; he spends time helping Mayella in spite of the demands of a job and a family. Things start to look better when her and Jem find gifts left for them in a hole of a tree on the Radley property on the way back. Tom Robinson is convicted purely because he is a black man and his accuser is white. The reader feels much sympathy for Tom as he clearly has done nothing wrong, for a modern day black man to feel sorry for a white woman would be completely acceptable but here you can see the strong racial prejudice. She seemed unsure of the whole event and based most of her answers off of what her father had already said.
He risked his reputation which takes moral courage. By the end of the book, Scout realizes that racism does exist and comes to terms with its presence in her town. Jem and Scout also believe in racial equality, but are obviously in the minority. Scout and Dill return to the courtroom in time to hear the last half of Atticus' impassioned speech to the jury. You know where this is going.
He didnt really rape Mayella, but he ends up dying, all because of racism. In an effort to standardize the class, she forbids Scout from reading with her father. . He is portrayed by in the film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. This difference in approach to the situation shows the difference in attitude between the black and white people.
Highlights of the Trial The Prosecution's strongest witness was the alleged victim, Mayella Ewell. But Tom presents himself as a good guy who was just trying to help out a fellow human being in need. Atticus Finch ,father of two, is a well respected lawyer who was representing Mr. And I thought that, more than anything else, she was able to capture that. This is what the citizens of Maycomb county fail… 904 Words 4 Pages learned from their experiences with the Finches. Her father was a lawyer, a member of the Alabama state legislature, and also owned part of the local newspaper. I'd soon's kill you as look at you.