Tom Robinson

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  • Created on: 29-03-15 13:56
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  • Tom Robinson
    • Doomed from the start
      • "He would not have dared strike a white woman under any circum-stances and expect to live long, so he took the first opportunity to run-a sure sign of guilt."
        • did the best he could under the circumstance
        • lose lose
        • double standard
        • society assumes the worst from black people
        • Untitled
      • "Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed."
        • the second a white girl said something it was sure to be true
      • Tim Johnson (the dog)
        • metaphor for Tom
        • similar name
        • dead before he began to run
    • Kind
      • "Looks like she [Mayella] didn't have nobody to help her. I felt right sorry for her"
        • despite her being white he felt sorry for her, one human to another
        • jury more comfortable believing a black man ***** a white girl than a black man pitied a white girl
      • "Tom Robinson's manners were as good as Atticus's"
        • high praise
        • Tom viewed as above himself not a "gentleman"
    • Innocent
      • "It's a sin to kill a mockingbird"
        • Tom is a mockingbird
        • innocent and trying to help


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