Tom Robinson

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Tom Robinson by Mind Map: Tom Robinson

1. Looks LIke

1.1. He is a black man

1.1.1. ".... he's just a negro" (page 216)

1.2. His left arm is 12 inches shorter then his right and is no use to him

1.2.1. "His left arm was a fully twelve inches shorter then his right.......it was no use to him" (page 202)

1.3. 25 years old

1.3.1. "Tom was twenty-five years of age" (page 207)

1.4. Married with three children

1.4.1. "He was married with three children" (page 207)

1.5. fine specimen of a man

1.5.1. "...was a black-velvet negro.... soft black velvet. the whites of his eyes shone in his face...... if he had been whole he would have been a fine specimen of a man" (page 212

2. beliefs and values

2.1. Respectable

2.1.1. "He seemed to be a respectable Negro" (page 209)

2.2. He is genuine

2.2.1. "You did all this chopping and hard work from sheer goodness, boy?" (page 197)

2.2.2. "....he could have said no, but he decided to go help her. This shows that he would go work for other people just to be nice." (page 191)

3. How others see him

3.1. Liar

3.1.1. ".... all negro men are not to be trusted" (page 217)

3.2. genuine

3.2.1. "You did all this chopping and hard work from sheer goodness boy?" (page 197)

4. Issues linked in the book

4.1. Accused of raping a white girl

4.1.1. "...accused him of rapin' his girl..." (page 134)

4.2. He gets shot trying to escape the jail/ the people

4.2.1. "I guess Tom was tired of white men's chances and preferred to take his own' (chapter 24)

5. Acts like

5.1. helps others

5.1.1. "He could of said no, but he decided to go help her. This shows he would go work for other people just to be nice." (page 191)

5.2. hard worker

5.2.1. "...I works in his yard fall an'wintertime. I works pretty steady for him all year round..." (page 208)

6. Motivated by

6.1. Why he jumped the fence at the jail

6.1.1. "....they took Tom to prison he just gave up hope..." (page 259)

6.2. Helping Mayella

6.2.1. "...I felt sorry for her..." (page 214)