What Is The Tom Robinson Trial In To Kill A Mockingbird

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One time the book “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, demonstrates growing up is during the Tom Robinson trial. Both Scout and Jem suffer from several people referring to their father Atticus as a “Nigger-lover” for his defense of Tom Robinson and criticizing his profession. At first, both Scout and Jem deal with the situation incorrectly, by choosing to fight back. One night Mr. Cunningham and some other men decided to visit the jail in hope of killing Tom Robinson instead of letting him go to trial. But Scout had stopped the mob by saying to Mr. Cunningham: “Hey, Mr. Cunningham. How’s your entailment gettin’ along?” (153). Scout had brought up something that he was interested in, instead of something she was interested in. This had demonstrated Scouts politeness to others, and compassion. Later on, in the book after Tom Robinson had been pleaded guilty, Jem had cried and said to Atticus: “It ain’t right, Atticus,” (212). This had merely been Jem losing his innocence, he had finally been exposed to the fact that the world is cruel and riddled with prejudice people. That night he had also asked Atticus: “How could they do it, how could they?” (213). Jem had been …show more content…
But as you get further into the book, you start to see small changes in their perspectives of life. During the Tom Robinson Trial, they learn about the prejudice of the world. While interacting with both Mrs. Dubose they learn that there is more to people than what can be seen on the outside. While interacting with Aunt Alexandra Scout learns how to be a proper lady, manners and a positive attitude. All which are traits of the process of growing up. Without these incidences to have occurred in To Kill A Mockingbird would Jem and Scout had never learned to accept the true cruelty of the world? Would they still be seeing out of the eyes of an innocent

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