Thursday, February 16, 2012
Making a Personal Response
The thing that struck me the most deeply about the prejudice in Chapters 17-22 is how Tom Robinson was convicted of raping and beating Mayella Ewell, even though all of the evidence was pointed to Bob Ewell. The jury pronounced Tom Robinson guilty, regardless of the evidence, just because Tom is black. This just shows how the racism in Maycomb prevails over the truth. Atticus even asks the jury "In the name of God, believe him." but even then, the jury followed what they believed and convicted Tom.