Tom Robinson

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Tom Robinson by Mind Map: Tom Robinson

1. BELIEFS & VALUES

1.1. Religious

1.1.1. He goes to church with his wife (131)

1.1.1.1. He believed in God

1.2. Hopeless

1.2.1. He attempted to escape jail and was killed as result (256)

1.2.1.1. He believed that he had no hope left, hence the escape

1.3. His Life

1.3.1. He attempted to escape from jail (256)

1.3.1.1. He wanted to live, otherwise the escape would never have occurred

1.4. Atticus' Help

1.4.1. It is assumed that he thanked Atticus when he whispered to Atticus at the end of the trial (230)

1.4.1.1. He thanked Atticus and stated that he appreciated his help

2. ACTS LIKE

2.1. Respectful

2.1.1. He constantly referred the judge as 'sir' (208)

2.1.1.1. He is a respectful and humble person

2.2. Charitable

2.2.1. He helped Mayella with chores (208)

2.2.1.1. He likes to help others in need

2.3. Religious

2.3.1. He goes to the church with his wife (131)

2.3.1.1. He is religious

3. MOTIVATED BY

3.1. Hopeless

3.1.1. He attempted to escape the jail (256)

3.1.1.1. He thought that he had no hope left

3.2. Scared

3.2.1. Mr. Finch, if you were a nigger like me, you'd be scared too (216)

3.2.1.1. He was terrified of the outcome that could occur for the trial

3.3. Charitable

3.3.1. He helped Mayella with chores in her house (208)

3.3.1.1. He was extremely helpful to others who needed help

4. HOW OTHERS SEE HIM OR HER...

4.1. Worthless

4.1.1. Mayella referred to Tom with a very disrespectful word (205)

4.1.1.1. People would think blacks were worthless to society

4.2. Typical Example

4.2.1. People of Maycomb thought Tom's death was typical (261)

4.2.1.1. Residents of the town didn't have much expectation for Tom to survive

4.3. Brother

4.3.1. The blacks of the town refer to him as brother (131)

4.3.1.1. He was extremely popular among blacks of Maycomb

5. LOOKS LIKE

5.1. Black Coloured Skin

5.1.1. Tom was a black-velvet Negro (210)

5.1.1.1. This explain that Tom is a Negro

5.2. Looked good

5.2.1. If he had been whole, he would have been a fine specimen of a man (210)

5.2.1.1. Tom had a nice appearance

5.3. His left arm is unusable

5.3.1. His left arm was fully twelve inches shorter than his right, and hung dead at his side. (202)

5.3.1.1. Tom has a crippled left arm

6. TEXTUAL ISSUES OR CONCERNS LINKED TO THIS CHARACTER

6.1. Racial Discrimination

6.1.1. Mayella's racist comment about Tom (205)

6.1.1.1. People saw blacks as lowlifes

6.2. Stereotypical View on Blacks

6.2.1. People thought that Tom's death of typical and expected (261)

6.2.1.1. People at that time thought that blacks won't survive jail once convicted

6.3. Injustice in the South

6.3.1. The unfair outcome of the trial (230)

6.3.1.1. This showed the lack of rights for blacks in the South