Article - Tom Johnson to Kill a Mockingbird. Was Rights Served?
The case of Tom Robinson - Was justice dished up?
Yet another episode against a Negro has taken place in Maycomb County of Alabeama. The young man, Mary Robinson, was accused of physically and sexually attacking a young woman, Miss Mayella Ewell.
Atticus Finch was Mr Robinson's lawyer, and during the trial he pointed out a few issues that were noticeable and turned out Mr Robinson's innocence. Miss Mayella Ewell claims that Tom Johnson came into her house and suddenly dived on her - attacked her, grabbed her by the throat, punched her right vision and raped her. Mr Finch obviously did not imagine a word by simply Miss Mayella or the two witnesses, who had been her dad Mr Frank Ewell and sheriff of the county Mr Heck Tate, of who Atticus believed that their very own " proof has not just been referred to as into severe question upon cross evaluation, but has been flatly contradicted by the defendant. Now there can be circumstantial data to indicate that Mayella Ewell was defeated savagely simply by someone who led, almost solely, with his remaining. And Ben Robinson today sits ahead of you, having taken " The Oath" with the only good palm he owns -- his right. вЂќ
Mr Finch was indeed correct -- Tom Johnson had misplaced all use of his left arm since having been a young boy when he got it caught caught up in a cotton gin. Now the only good hand he possesses is his proper hand, rendering it very extremely hard for him to be able to wrap both of his hands around the woman's neck and impact her inside the right attention also. The evidence from both witnesses was contradictory -- Mr Ewell and Mister Tate stated different things regarding the state of Mayella after the event as well as the order of which the incident came about.
Mr Ben Robinson statements that the just reason this individual went directly into help Miss Mayella was going to be neighborly and help her with virtually any chores that she needed done around the house that necessary a man's strength or perhaps assistance. He tells us so what happened, saying that this individual went to go for Mayella off the top of the...