In the book in the and the movie To Kill a Mockingbird there a many scenes that represent A “Coming of Age Experience”. Jem and Scout both have a “Coming of age Experience” when their father has to defend a black man named Tom Robinson and Tom is found guilty. They learn that the world may sometimes be unfair and that the world that they live in is racist. In this essay I will be going over the courthouse scene described to you in the passage above showing a “Coming of Age Experience”.
The trial that Jem and Scout are attending is Tom Robinson’s. Their Father Atticus is defended Tom Robinson in this trial. Tom is a Black man being accused for raping and beating a white woman named Mayella Ewell. The trial beings and the first witness is Heck Tate. He states that the doctor was never called in to examine Mayella. The next witness called up is Bob Ewell. Atticus slowly …show more content…
When Scout sums up the Ewells when saying "people like the Ewells lived as guests of the county in prosperity as well as in the depths of depression. No truant officers could keep their numerous offspring in school; no public health officer could free them from congenital defects, various worms, and the diseases indigenous to filthy surroundings." The Ewells Forage for food and furniture in the city dump near the black settlement and their house. Tom felt bad because of their poverty and helped but was later punished in the end. The blacks were cleaner. More productive and
To Kill a Mockingbird is a powerful racial text containing an accurate representation of the time era. Scout and Jem grew from the beginning of the book and learned from these coming of age experiences. From the courthouse scene they learned that people are racist and that the world isn’t always fair. Tom wanted to help the Ewells because they were living in worse conditions than them and felt bad. But in the end was