To Kill a Mockingbird

The outcome of Tom's trial affect ppl differently: how do at least 4 characters respond?

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Scout- really a loss of innocence. The cruelty of her neighbours in her own town was shown to her through the trial. She also saw the dignity in which the black people held themselves. Scout understood the real meaning of killing a mockingbird. I think Scout also recognized how brave and special her father is.

Jem- He is much the same as Scout. Jem is quickly maturing into a young man. Unlike his father he lacks the worldly wisdom to handle the hypocrisy of the town.

Bob Ewell- Bob has been humiliated in front of a town that already dislikes him. Although the ugly truth was always known, Bob becomes ore of a social pariah. Bob's only outlet is to hurl insults at Mrs. Robinson and attack children.

Atticus- I love this character. Atticus believed that despite the ignorance and racism of the town, Tom had a fighting chance. Tom didn't. Although crushed, Atticus did not lose faith in the justice system that he cherishes. I think, however, he did lose some faith in people. His friends and neighbours failed to step up and do the right thing in the face of terrible injustice.

Dill- due to the fact that he is so young, he doesn’t understand most of what was going on in the trial scene. What he did understand was the hell that whites gave blacks and how mean adults are to each other. He thinks that Maycomb is not a place where everyone is thought of to be equal.