Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

1123 Words Dec 11th, 2014 5 Pages
In today’s society, very much identical to societies of the past, continue to be injustices in our world. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, an emphasis on the mistreatment of individuals due to the color of their skin in a southern town of Maycomb, Alabama. Throughout the novel, prejudice towards colored people during the early 1900 's is demonstrated through the characterization of Tom Robinson 's criminal conviction, Mr. Raymond 's unpopular fraternization with blacks and the ridicule Atticus Finch suffers for legally defending a Negro.
Tom Robinson is incriminated therefore convicted of raping a white woman even though overwhelming evidence supporting his innocence, but yet is ignored because he is black. This fact includes the nature of the injuries, the ability of the accused, the lack of concern for Mayella Ewell’s well being. If the jury looked past the color of his skin, they may see that Tom 's not guilty and Bob Ewell was the true culprit for this horrendous act. Jem Finch one of the few who will not persecute, but he examined the evidence beforehand and then decided. Jem is sure Atticus will win the case, but his confidence eroded when Reverend Sykes spoke up and said, “Now don’t you be so confident, Mr. Jem, I ain’t ever seen any jury decide in favor of a colored man over a white man” (208). This quote gives the reader an insight into the automatic conviction of colored people, despite testimony provided in Maycomb. The color of the suspect 's’s skin…

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