Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essays

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Blacks have been pushed to the side and not treated the same as whites for generations. Fairness and justice were not given to blacks in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird(TKAM) by Harper Lee. The novel begins in Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930’s right in the middle of the civil rights movement. Whites did not listen to what blacks had to say often and would much rather take a white man 's word than a black man 's word. The narrator of the story was a little girl named Scout, and she was growing up in a time full of racism. Her Dad (Atticus) was a lawyer and was given a job to defend a black man named Tom Robinson. Much of the town did not like this and their family took a lot of verbal abuse from the town. The case was against the Ewells, in which Bob Ewell blamed Tom Robinson of raping his daughter Mayella. Bob Ewell wanted to get away with beating up his daughter so he blamed it on a black man which he knew would lose in court. He fabricated a story about him walking in on Tom Robinson rapping her. The Jury decided Tom Robinson was guilty because Bob Ewell, being white, had more influence over the jury then Tom Robinson did. This novel shows how the Finches and blacks overcome the unfairness towards them, and all of the other blacks in the town. The whites have superior power and say over all blacks; most blacks do not get their voice heard.
Atticus Finch is a very good lawyer in the town of Maycomb, that is why Judge Taylor appointed him to defend Tom Robinson in this…

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