Racial Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

Satisfactory Essays
Most people who read Harper Lee’s only novel have probably contemplated one of its major points at issue, that is the existence of hope for Tom Robinson. There being racial prejudice at the time a favourable verdict was out of question, but Atticus held out some hope of an overturn. Hence, Robinson shouldn’t have acted cowardly leaving his wife and children unprotected. There are several reasons why Tom shouldn’t have tried to flee. Firstly, unable to use his shorter left arm right-handed Robinson was blamed for making bruises on Mayella’s right side of the face. In all probability her father did her harm as he was left-handed. Secondly, nothing could happen to Tom Robinson until the judge Taylor, who took sides with the black man
Get Access