Unfair treatment of Tom Robinson in to kill a mockingbird

Essay by BasmaneHigh School, 10th gradeA+, June 2004

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I can't believe my position. I was a peaceful man, and I didn't do any harm. The people of Maycomb only know me by what other said about me. To the people of Maycomb County, I am just a black man whose word is nothing but lies and committed an unthinkable crime.

Chopping wood and doing whatever I could for Mayella Ewell was my only crime. I never harmed a soul. I risked my own safety by helping Mayella, and I did it because someone needed me. I'm victim of my kindness. On the other hand, Mayella doesn't even talk about true. She just repeats what his dad says. The way she sound is like she had recited everything she said. But I shouldn't be here just because she made a mistake.

I was a genuinely kind person and now I am destroyed by my willingness to help Mayella Ewell.

After being accused of rape, most of the people see me as an evil beast. During the trial, while Bob Ewell was testifying, he pointed to me and said, "I seen that black negro yonder ruttin' on my Mayella." According to Mr. Ewell, I am an animal who violated his daughter. Throughout the trial, I am portrayed in this manner because of the racist mentality of the people in Maycomb. Even though there is a sufficient amount of proof which shows I did not commit the crime, I am a black man who will be denied justice. Because in our courts, when it's a white man's word against a black man's, the white man always wins. The fact that no one realizes my unfair treatment makes me much more sorrowful. I am thinking about getting out of here, because no one will realize my unfair treatment!