He, likeAtticus, is polite and thinks nothing of doing various things forothers out of sheer compassion and kindness. So why would he lie under oath and testify against an innocent man? Mayella invited him into her house andkissed him, saying she'd never kissed a man before. Tom told his, insulted the spectators with his comment about feeling sorry for her and that's it. The blacks in this novel are portrayed as better individuals than the whites. Gilmer does not think Tom Robinson is hard working and a good enough person to do that work for Mayella.
But the damage was done. Before the Trial: Tom Robinson's name comes up long before he appears in person, but the main issue setting tongues wagging isn't whether Tom is innocent or guilty, but resolve to give him a good defense. It tears him to pieces. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson share many similarities in spite of fact that one man is white and the other black. Tom says he felt bad for Mayella who was fully responsi … ble for hermany younger siblings, while her father instead of bringing in apaycheck spent all his time getting drunk. They never ask for anything they can't repay.
In 'To Kill a Mockingbird', Tom relates his encounter with Mayellaand her father. Tom Robinson Tom is a young, harmless, innocent, hardworking black. This shows that Tom is hard working because he even has people to admit in court that he is hard working. Tom Robinson is a static character because the way people view him stays the same, because he stays the same. It is a case no lawyer would have touched.
Sowhen her father found out he beat her. Tom is arrested and charged in the rape and assault of Mayella Ewell. This shows that she does not like Atticus anymore because he is defending Tom Robinson. But in this case she was no child hiding stolen contraband: she struck out at her victim—of necessity she must put him away from her—he must be removed from her presence, from this world. Tom Robinson is found guilty, but the public's opinion of Bob Ewell worsens.
As Scout realizes, he would have been a fine specimen, but for his left hand, which had been injured in an accident. For all practical purposes, Tom's life ends when a white woman decides to accuse him of rape. Tom had 17 bullet holes in … him and according to the guards, was moving so fast he would have made it if he had two good arms. Nigger always comes out in 'em. Boo and Tom are handicapped men.
At the same time she is willing to lie in court and condemn Tom, so as to save her own life virtually, from the torturous treatment that may be meted out to her by her father. Owing to the racial climate at the time, Tom had nochoice but to refuse. But the racial prejudices in Maycomb county are still too dominant for this concern to be outweighed, and so Tom lost. What made this unknown Cunningham's views on Tom different? He is twenty-five years old and has a wife and children. And if we agree, then we can say Mayella is dealing with her own self-hatred for having a desire that society tells her is wrong. Even the African tribe which Mrs.
The trial exposes the racial prejudice that permeates the town of Maycomb, Alabama. She, therefore, is very easily accepted into the Maycomb society. He is very hard working, and he is also faced with a big conflict when he goes trial. Atticus Finch acts as Tom's defense attorney in a trial that comprises the pivotal scene in the novel. He could have said no, but he decided to go help her. As she raised her hand and swore that the evidence she gave would be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help her God, she seemed somehow fragile-looking, but when she sat facing us in the witness chair she became what she was, a thick-bodied girl accustomed to strenuous labor. In trial, Tom Robinson explains that while he was walking home from work he had to pass the Ewell place and Mayella Violet Ewell asked him to come inside the fence and bust up a chiffarobe for her.
The only mistake he made was that he took pity on Mayella and often helped her by doing small household chores for her. Both men know their town very well. On the day of the alleged attack, Tom says Mayella asked him to repair a door. Lesson Summary Bob and Mayella Ewell are members of the notoriously awful Ewell family that live in Maycomb. By juxtaposing these two characters, Lee proves that justice and compassion reach beyond the boundary of color and human prejudices. Bob drinks away all the money got from the relief checks; is ignorant, foul-mouthed and arrogant.
Tom Robinson is hard working because he would go out of his way to do his work right and help others. What is tom robinsons death in chapter 25????????????????? Tom Robinson, a black man, lives on the outskirts of Maycomb withhis wife and children. The town speculates she's the one who keeps the flowers growing around the shack the Ewells live in. Tom Robinson's trial is the pivotal event in the novel because it demonstrates the extreme racial prejudice that existed during that time in the South. At the Trial: Tom the Beast vs. Yet he is wrongly convicted and has to pay for a crime which he never committed. In an attempt to gain some power in a shabby, pitiful existence, Mayella costs a man his life.