Atticus is trying to defend a black man when he was accused of raping a white girl when really it was her dad who did it why is he trying to defend him? I mean, he was killed already so why would he be accused if he didn't do it and the white girl's dad accused Tom? How did they find out that the white guy raped his daughter? According to the book, Tom said he never layed a hand on Mayella, but Bob didn't think so. Why? Please explain clearly!!!!!
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Well, you know that Tom didn't rape Mayella right? So they already knew he was guilty and that maybe it will all blow over and that they can get back to their normal lives but mayella got upset twice cause she thought atticus was teasing her so she starts crying but remember, yes tom never laid a hand on mayella cause at that moment, bob looked through the window and caught Tom raping Mayella.