Character Analysis: To Kill a Mockingbird

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Thomas Robinson was a twenty two year old African American man in Maycomb County. He had a wife, Helena Robinson and 3 children. Mr. Robinson worked in Mr. Link Deas’ field picking cotton. Since Mr. Robinson was African American, his level of education was slightly different than a white person living in Maycomb. This Resulted in him speaking a little more slang than a white person in Maycomb. For example, during a conversation in court with Atticus Finch, Mr. Robinson said “No suh, Mr. Finch, I never did. I wouldn’t do that, suh.” (Page 192). In my performance Script, I referenced to Atticus as a true friend. Atticus already had a strong hatred for prejudice, and for him to hear about Mr. Robinson’s case, he readily chose to defend Mr. Robinson in court, despite what his friends and neighbors in Maycomb would say. Atticus believed that “You'll see white men cheat black men every day - whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.” (Page 220). Atticus stood up for Mr. Robinson until the very end. I also mentioned Atticus because the audience would feel more remorse for Thomas as he ‘describes’ what all happened with Mayella. Seeing as though, through it all, when no one wanted to believe Tom, there was still a white man by his side. Thomas Robinson’s main conflict in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is the accusations between him and Mayella and overall, the trial at the end. So, in my script, I included what happened to Tom as he walked back and forth to work every morning and his encounters with Mayella, as she continually requests him of his help. Thomas’ work was to pick cotton in Mr. Link Deas’ field. So during my Performance, my attire matches what one would wear while walking to a field to pick cotton. In my script, Thomas Robinson’s tone is that he’s frightened, nervous or simply agitated. This is because twice in the book whether or not Tom was...
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