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Why does Mr. Underwood feel that Tom Robinson's death is a senseless slaughter?

 

chera g #137761
May 13, 2011 9:20 AM

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Why does Mr. Underwood feel that Tom Robinson's death is a senseless slaughter?

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Aslan
May 13, 2011 11:09 AM

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In his editorial Mr. Underwood calls Tom's death a "senseless slaughter of a songbird"; this of course ties directly into the title of the novel. Tom is an innocent mockingbird killed by ignorance, injustice and bigotry. Mr. Underwood is a man who lives by his own rules. Printing this, however, puts his business and himself in jeopardy. Mr. Underwood feels very strongly about this travesty of justice.
 

Aslan
Jun 19, 2011 11:35 PM

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In his editorial Mr. Underwood calls Tom's death a "senseless slaughter of a songbird"; this of course ties directly into the title of the novel. Tom is an innocent mockingbird killed by ignorance, injustice and bigotry. Mr. Underwood is a man who lives by his own rules. Printing this, however, puts his business and himself in jeopardy. Mr. Underwood feels very strongly about this travesty of justice.
 

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