To Kill A Mockingbird Moral Development Analysis
At this part of the book, Jem’s father, Atticus is assigned to defend an African American man, named Tom Robinson who is charged with rape. His father knew beforehand that he would lose this case due to him going against 100 years of history. Jem didn’t really put that much thought into the chances of him winning the case, but as he observed the trial, he confidently said, “ We’re gonna win, Scout. I don’t see how we can’t” (202). He knows there was no physical evidence that remotely suggested the claims made by Mayella Ewell are true. This shows that Jem is in the fifth stage because he had faith in the jury to follow the basic rights of humans and deliver an honorable verdict. Sadly, this didn’t happen like Jem expected it to. Before the case was brought to court, every white person in Maywell County had made up their mind. They firmly believed that Tom was guilty, so there is no expectation for them to have an unbiased …show more content…
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