Essay on Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1248 Words Mar 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
Imagine two children starving to death, bones clearly visible, and eyes sunken into their face. Now picture one of the children as an African American and the other as a little girl. As the images change so do people 's opinions. Instantly they feel different about the two images instantly and without hesitation. The opinions of people carry with them wherever they go, including the court of law. In Harper Lee’s book To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch attempts to defend the life of Tom Robinson. Tom has been charged with rape and under capital punishment but the evidence shows he is innocent. At the same time Scout and Jem’s Aunt Alexandra decides to stay with her brother and his kids so that they can have some feminine influence and changes up the house dynamic. The town of Maycomb does not accept Atticus is actually trying to defend a black man. and some of the county members form a gang against Tom and the Finches. Finally the trial takes place and the entire county comes to watch- including Scout, Jem, and Dill. Heck Tate, Bob Ewell, Mayella Ewell, and Tom Robinson all testify in the trail and are questioned by Atticus and Mr. Gilmer. The Jury is out for a very long time before issuing the unjust verdict of is guilty. After the trial Tom ends up getting killed in prison for trying to escape and Bob Ewell is furious with many different people for making him look bad. In Bob’s rage he attempts to kill Jem and Scout who were on their way home from the school house. In…

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