Tom Robinson Trial In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” is set in Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930’s during the Great Depression, and during this period of time in America it was very segregated between whites and colored and the small fictional town of Maycomb isn’t very respectful when it comes to those of color and this affects the character Tom Robinson, an African American man who Atticus is defending for being accused by Bob Ewell for raping his nine-teen year old daughter named Mayella Ewell, because he is of color and people in Maycomb are quick to say that his is a guilty man. For example, during the court trials Tom Robinson was being questioned and he was saying he’s testimony and he testified that Mayella was the one who made a move on him and when Mr. Ewell…show more content…
Another example would be, when Calpurnia went to court to brought a note to Atticus that said the kids were missing that’s when he found out that Jem, Scout, and Dill was at court he sent them to go back home to eat dinner and they came back an hour later and everything in the court was still the same, then they went back to the same seats they were in with the colored people and Jem asked Reverend Sykes asked Jem what happened then Jem told him not to worry because he knew they were going to win the case then Reverend Sykes told Jem,, “Now don’t you be so confident, Mr. Jem, I ain’t never seen any jury decide in favor of a colored man over a white man”(208). This also shows how Tom Robinson would have a hard time winning the case because racism still had a huge impact on people’s opinion on each other and white people thought more highly of other white people than black people so this would affect their thought on whether or not Tom Robinson is guilty base on his ethnicity rather than the provided
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