Essay on Analysis Of The Book ' The Falling Action '

2196 Words Dec 15th, 2014 9 Pages
The first of the last section of this book is the falling action, after the trial is finished. The readers see how Maycomb reacts to Tom’s conviction. Jem is devastated, He was angry at the jury for convicting Tom, even though he was innocent. Mr. Ewell was vexed, because, as Atticus said, “‘I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial, if he had any to begin with.’” (pg.250). Although Mr. Ewell won the case, he was humiliated by Atticus. Tom, and most of the black community foresaw that there was no chance of winning, but were still disheartened. It was known they had been upset during the luncheon, when Scout overheard Miss Merriweather complain about her maid, “‘Gertrude, I tell you there’s nothing more distracting than a sulky darky’” (pg 265). The black people of Maycomb were very grateful though, and showed their gratitude for Atticus trying his best, by delivering baskets of food to his house. However, many of the white people are glad that a black man did not win over a white man, and are still judgemental of Atticus for taking on the case. Since Atticus lost though, the white citizens of Maycomb are treating Atticus and his family with pity. Such as when Scout was recalling back to school after the case, she remembered how none of her classmates had picked a fight with her like before, and she figured their parents must have told them to take it easy on Scout and Jem, since Atticus is not in his right mind to take care of his children or reputation…

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