Week 5: (Favourite quote) Atticus speaks this to his son after the loss of Tom Robinson's case in court - the jury convicted him guilty by untrue charges, simply because of previous prejudice. Mr Finch recognises that by social standards many beliefs should be put aside when dealing with the law - but in reality, like most things revolving around Negroes in that era, bias and hatred prevails. This quote proves Atticus's wiseness in the face of wrongdoing, as he believes that any man should…
Ch 17: The trial of Tom Robinson begins and starts off with Mr. Heck Tate. We learn that when the accident happened no doctor was called, Mayella was bruised on her right side and choked around the neck and that Mr. Ewell is left handed which is a pivotal point.
Quote about Tom Robinson:Tom Robinson’s a colored man, Jem. No jury in this part of the world’s going to say, ‘We think you’re guilty, but not very,’ on a charge like that. It was either a straight acquittal or nothing.”Quote from Character:“Did you harm her in any way?” “I did not, suh.” “Did you resist her advances?” “Mr. Finch, I tried. I tried to ‘thout bein’ ugly to her. I didn’t wanta be ugly, I didn’t wanta push her or nothin’.”
Part 1: One of several other quotes of Atticus is, “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win,” which is about the Tom Robinson case. Ever since the 1860s, in which slavery and the Civil War took place in, the racism of whites being more significant than blacks has existed from then to the 1960s.