How Is Tom Robinson Inevitable In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Racism had made Robinson’s fate of dead inevitable. “Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed”. In the particular place and time, it was simply because Tom was black and Mayella was white. In the era of 1930s, the whites had overwhelming power over the blacks who were seldom protected by law. Although Atticus did a brilliant job to expose Bob Ewell and his daughter’s lies and convinced most people that Tom Robinson was closer to innocence than sin, and it took extra effort and time for the jury to make a verdict, the sentence was still guilty, due to the predominance of racist opinion at that time. In modern days, the discrimination from the legislature and the courthouse is reduced by laws. In 1964, the famous …show more content…
Author Radley was the son of Radley’s family who just lived next to the Finches. Because his social isolation from the rest of Maycomb, people hardly saw him came out of his house and terrifying rumors on Author’s cruel and horrible personality spread out. Scout, Jem, and Dill called him Boo Radley due to their perception of Author as a scary bad person. The three little characters maintained their fear and curiosity towards Author and he never actually showed up until the last part of the book, when Bob Ewell followed Jem and Scout on their way home and attempted to injure or even commit to homicide. Boo Radley jumped out of his house with a kitchen knife to fight and finally killed Bob. The fact that Author Radley was actually a good person awaked Scout morally, and let she understand Atticus words. “One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.” The branch line of Boo Radley had been a central one that connected the whole story, and Harper Lee wrote it in a refreshing and adorable way to reveal the essence of the book’s theme. A mockingbird is a lovely songbird that does no harm but goods to people, and to kill one is completely against human conscience. However, a mockingbird’s benefit and innocence to human is much easier to grasp, than that of a person. The biggest obstacle for people to …show more content…
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