Tom Robinson Inhumane In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Many people accuse Tom Robinson guilty of rape, but he really is innocent. Thus conveying the theme of how people should not judge a book by its cover. Fierce, Mr. Ewell yells, "I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin' on my Mayella" (Lee 231). Mr. Ewell accuses Tom Robinson of raping his daughter, Mayella Ewell. At the trial, there are two versions of Tom’s relationship with Mayella, and they offer two different stories: Mayella and her father tell the story that everyone expects to hear, about Tom being the town's nightmare. The Ewells describes a rabid man who acts out of animalistic lust. He has no motivation for his sudden attack on Mayella, they assume any African-American man would rape any white woman. Grimly, Mr. Gilmer says, “You're a mighty good fellow, it seems—did all this for not one penny" (Lee 263). During the testimony, Tom tells the story that no one wants to hear, his real self. Tom displays himself as someone…show more content…
He presents himself as a helpful citizen who tries to help out a fellow human being in need. The only feelings he has for Mayella are compassion and pity. Vivienne Nguyen Evans English IH 3 April 15, 2015 To Kill a Mockingbird Body Paragraph 2 Maycomb County accuses Atticus of being a horrible parent, but he is actually a compassionate and caring father. Aunt Alexandra's grandson, Francis, states, "If Uncle Atticus lets you run around with stray dogs, that's his own business, like Grandma says, so it ain't your fault. I guess it ain't your fault if Uncle Atticus is a nigger-lover besides, but I'm here to tell you it certainly does mortify the rest of the family... Grandma says it's bad enough he lets you all run wild, but now he's turned out a

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