There is proof of this in the time period in which it occurred as well as evidence from the novel itself. Unlike the story however, the racial discrimination and oppression in the novel very accurately portrays what it was like in the 's and 's in the south. Tom Robinson, the black man accused of raping a poor low class white girl of 19, never stood a chance of getting a fair trial. This can be supported by giving examples of racially discriminatory and. Jem said this to Scout after the final decision of the trial was made, and Jem was seeing what the world is really like. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about a girl named Scout living through the Great Depression and witnessing a trial against a black man accused of raping a white woman.
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Please join StudyMode to read the full document. She appears to be very childlike, shy and unconfident. She dresses very plain and she has long dark brown hair. A girl at her age should be out socialising. However poverty and ignorance has trapped her at home. This extract gives us an image of how she is when we first see meet her in the court room. We get the impression that she is fragile and shy, but when she swears that she is telling the truth any ounce of sympathy that I had for her disappeared: she is blatantly lying just to stop it been revealed that she tried to seduce Tom.
Bob testified accusing Tom of rape, but there was a lot of evidence in the sheriff's testimony to prove that Bob was lying in his testimony, like how the sheriff said that when he heard about Bob's daughter. Bob was expected and sounded happy about it. This evidence shows that Tom is the mockingbird.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. The court case took place at the Maycomb County courthouse, and a huge crowd of people, both white and blacks came to watch the trial. The prosecutor was Mr.