Carey -Tom Robinson (Quotes)- Alex

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Carey -Tom Robinson (Quotes)- Alex by Mind Map: Carey -Tom  Robinson (Quotes)- Alex

1. Family

1.1. 3 children

1.2. Helen - wife

1.2.1. "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.

1.2.2. "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.

2. Charcateristics

2.1. Honest

2.1.1. because he was telling the truth toward the court

2.1.2. "That boy's worked for me eight years an' I ain't had a speck o' trouble outa him. Not a speck." -Mr Gilmer

2.2. Naive

2.2.1. Because he knew he shouldn't have gone into a white woman's house

2.3. Pittyful

2.3.1. He felt sorry for Mayella

2.3.2. "Yes, suh. I felt right sorry for her, she seemed to try more'n the rest of 'em-"- Tom Robinson during the trial

2.4. Non-violent

2.4.1. "He would not have dared strike a white women under any circumstances..." - Scouts thoughts (p.212)

3. About Tom

3.1. Atticus' client

3.2. Accused of Raping Mayella Ewell

3.2.1. "Atticus had used every tool available to free men to save Tom Robinson, but in the secret courts of men's hearts Atticus had no case. Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed."- Racism in Maycomb

3.2.2. "Atticus had used every tool available to free men to save Tom Robinson, but in the secret courts of men's hearts Atticus had no case. Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed."- Racism in Maycomb

3.3. Court decided he was gulity

3.3.1. "There's something in our world that makes men lose their heads --they couldn't be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it's a white man's word against a black man's, the white man always wins. They're ugly, but those are the facts of life."

3.4. Goes to jail

3.5. Tries to escape

3.5.1. gets killed by gun squad

3.5.1.1. He was sick of white people

3.5.1.1.1. "I guess Tom was tired of white men's chances and preferred to take his own" . Or perhaps Tom just couldn't take it any more and snapped, like Jem with Mrs. Dubose's camellia bushes."- Atticus on describing how Tom died to the kids

3.5.1.2. "I told him what I thought, but I couldn't in truth say that we had more than a good chance. I guess Tom was tired of white men's chances and preferred to take his own." - Atticus on what he told Tom before the trial

4. RACISM

4.1. "To Maycomb, Tom's death was typical. Typical of a nigger to cut and run. Typical of a nigger's mentality to have no plan, no thought for the future, just run blind first chance he saw. Funny thing, Atticus Finch might've got him off scot free, but wait-? Hell no. You know how they are. Easy come, easy go. Just shows you, that Robinson boy was legally married, they say he kept himself clean, went to church and all that, but when it comes down to the line the veneer's mighty thin. Nigger always comes out in 'em."- Reinforcing the stereotypes Atticus inform the children on for Maycomb

4.2. "Tom Robinson's a colored man, Jem. No jury in this part of the world's going to say 'We think you're guilty, but not very' on a charge like that. It was either a straight acquittal or nothing." - Atticus to Jem on how race deffines result

4.3. "To Maycomb, Tom's death was typical. Typical of a nigger to cut and run. Typical of a nigger's mentality to have no plan, no thought for the future, just run blind first chance he saw. Funny thing, Atticus Finch might've got him off scot free, but wait-? Hell no. You know how they are. Easy come, easy go. Just shows you, that Robinson boy was legally married, they say he kept himself clean, went to church and all that, but when it comes down to the line the veneer's mighty thin. Nigger always comes out in 'em."- Reinforcing the stereotypes Atticus inform the children on for Maycomb