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To Kill A Mockingbird

Scout has gone through a hard life because she learns the justice and injustice through Tom Robinson’s trial, prejudice and racism from people in the community, and courage and why it is seen through more than just physical acts. To Kill A Mockingbird is about a racist community and the very few non-racist people and how they were almost murdered by the vengeful people in Maycomb County. Tom Robinson’s trial showed Scout the injustice of the jury’s verdict, regardless of the evidence. Scout learns about racism from her mentors in school including Hitler and her mentors hating blacks in the community. And Scout learns how courage is also doing something that is right even when you know the outcome could cost you your life. All these statements show how hard Scout has to learn life lessons and how painful they are to learn. The trial of Tom Robinson and the accused rape showed how a white person’s word goes against a black person’s word. In Maycomb the people are so racist that a white person’s word is always better than a black man’s word regardless of the evidence. Tom Robinson’s trial was an example of the racist acts in Maycomb County. In the trial Atticus says, “The only place that men are equal is in court.” Before the verdict Scout is sure that her father will win because of all the evidence that is presented to the jury. The jury is deadlocked for two hours before the verdict is reached. The verdict turns out to be guilty because a white man’s words are usually better that a black man’s word. And the stereotype that all blacks are criminals and are a menace to society. Miss Maudie explains to Scout that not all people are racist against blacks, she explains that the judge appointed Scout’s father as the defendant’s lawyer. And also the jury was deadlocked for two hours, and that means someone thought Tom was innocent. And after the verdict was reached the ju...

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