Different Views of Tom Robinsosn's Trial

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Different Views of Tom Robinson’s Trial
Guilty or not, Tom Robinson could not win his trail strictly because of his race. The society where Atticus, his children, and the townspeople lived was filled with prejudice. Because of the prejudice and racism, from the beginning his case was a lost cause. In the end, Tom Robinson was found guilty. Prejudice and maturation are two of the most dominant themes in the novel. Jem, Scout, and Dill are un-prejudiced but not yet fully mature, but the townspeople are the complete opposite. They are mature adults that are blinded by prejudice. Atticus, along with a few others, possess the better of both traits; specifically, the gift of wise maturity and the ignorance of prejudice. These differences create different views of Tom Robinson’s trial and its outcome.
In the eyes of Atticus, he knew that they “were licked a thousand years before they started.” He said that the trial had been decided many years ago, because a black man's word against a white man's word never wins no matter how true it may be. Even though Atticus knew he didn’t have a chance of winning, he still did his very best and tried to show everyone that Tom was not guilty with the evidence that he had in hopes to help Tom Robinson and live up to the standards he is trying to teach his children. Atticus believes in fairness between races, but is experienced enough to know that he didn’t have a good chance of winning despite the evidence. But instead of dwelling on the loss,

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