To Kill a Mockingbird
Tom Robinson is a fool. He is such, for the following reasons; Tom was committed of a crime against a white woman. Granted Tom is a black male and crimes of a black man to a white person especially a woman is the worst of the worst. Atticus Finch was appointed as Tom’s lawyer and raised some very good arguments, valid and showed some imperative facts. In fact did such a swell job that many men would find Tom not guilty. The verdict may have shocked not only Tom but most of the court room, however Tom’s action actions after that is why he is a fool.
Before I jump to such mild conclusions let me fill you in on some more information. Tom was accused of raping and beating Mayella Ewell. Bob Ewell, Mayella’s father, is said to be out in the field when he heard Mayella scream, he rushed to the house and looked through the window and found Tom committing those crimes. When Bob tried to get Tom, he is said to have ran out the door to fast for Bob to cath. When Mr. Heck Tate the sheriff arrived he claimed Mayella was beat something bad and had a black eye on her right eye. Tom of course denies these charges and claims he simply when into the house to help Mayella with a door she said to be broken. This however wasn’t the first time Tom had helped Mayella and says for over a year he would help her with some sort of chore most every day. When Tom realized the door wasn’t broken he was hugged by Mayella telling him to “Kiss me back, nigger” (194) which Tom tried to leave, but he heard Bob yelling at him through the window so he got scared and ran as fast as he could from that place. But evevn with all that “the only thing we’ve got is a black man’s word against the Ewells.”(88)
Atticus like I said fought very hard to prove that Tom couldn’t have committed the crimes and had many people convinced he didn’t. Tom has a crippled left arm that is unusable from an accident Tom had experienced as a kid. Mayella had one black eye and...