Maycomb Map Quotes

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Family
3 children
Helen wife
"She just fell down in the dirt. Just fell down in
the dirt, like a giant with a big foot just came
along and stepped on her." Dill on when
Helen found out Tom had died.
"She just fell down in the dirt. Just fell down in
the dirt, like a giant with a big foot just came
along and stepped on her." Dill on when
Helen found out Tom had died.
Charcateristics
Honest
because he was telling the truth toward the
court
"That boy'ss worked for me eight years an's I ain'st
had a speck o's trouble outa him. Not a speck."
Mr Gilmer
Naive
Because he knew he shouldn'st have gone into a
white woman'ss house
Pittyful
He felt sorry for Mayella
"Yes, suh. I felt right sorry for her, she seemed
to try more'sn the rest of 'sem" Tom Robinson
during the trial
Nonviolent
"He would not have dared strike a white
women under any circumstances..." Scouts
thoughts
About Tom
Atticus's client
Accused of Raping Mayella Ewell
"Atticus had used every tool available to free
men to save Tom Robinson, but in the secret
courts of men'ss hearts Atticus had no case. Tom
was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell
opened her mouth and screamed." Racism in
Maycomb
"Atticus had used every tool available to free
men to save Tom Robinson, but in the secret
courts of men'ss hearts Atticus had no case. Tom
was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell
opened her mouth and screamed." Racism in
Maycomb
Court decided he was gulity
"There'ss something in our world that makes
men lose their heads they couldn'st be fair if
they tried. In our courts, when it'ss a white
man'ss word against a black man'ss, the white
man always wins. They'sre ugly, but those are
the facts of life."
Goes to jail
Tries to escape
gets killed by gun squad
He was sick of white people
"I guess Tom was tired of white men'ss chances
and preferred to take his own" . Or perhaps
Tom just couldn'st take it any more and
snapped, like Jem with Mrs. Dubose'ss camellia
bushes." Atticus on describing how Tom died
to the kids
"I told him what I thought, but I couldn'st in
truth say that we had more than a good
chance. I guess Tom was tired of white men'ss
chances and preferred to take his own."
Atticus on what he told Tom before the trial
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