How Did Tom Robinson Trial In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In To Kill a Mockingbird Mayella is powered by three different factors class, gender, and race. Mayella and her father were poor and dirty meaning her class was not very good, when she was in the courthouse she was looked at differently than some others. During the trial with Tom Robinson she was more likely to win because of her race being white and his being black. With Mayella being a female and in a bad situation she doesn't have as many rights as some of the females and males.
As an illustration of race in the 1930’s whites and blacks did not get along with each other, African American men and women were not treated right during this time while whites were. As a white female Mayella is treated better than most of the populations, black men and women, this happens when Tom Robinson ( a black man ) is on trial for raping Mayella. There were good evidence that proved Tom was innocent but because Mayella is white and Tom is black he is
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Mayella isn't like all women she is treated badly by white people because she lives among pigs, and by black people because she is white( DBQ Mayella, 21 ). During the trial with Tom she is a white female who accused him of hitting her and raping her so in that time period the jury decided to put Tom as guilty for raping a helpless girl who was white. In other words Mayella is more powerful than Tom in that situation because she was a woman who was raped and was white.
As shown above Mayella’s power isn’t all that great but it's there, she has more power than than we can see with our own two eyes reading the story. Mayella’s power was determined by looks and what the color of her skin was during this time period. There were many times in a specific part of story where she was doing the trial stuff with Tom and her winning, and her being poor and filthy and looked at differently so it was up and

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