To kill a mocking bird

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To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee. It's about a man named Atticus Finch defending a black man named Tom Robinson in a court case. Everyone in Maycomb thought he was ridiculous for his actions but his kids, Scout and Jem, supported Atticus one hundred percent. The case was about Tom Robinson being accused of raping Mayella Ewell. Bob Ewell was the one who blamed Tom for raping his daughter.

This leads me to my theme. "Lying never goes by without punishment." Mayella claims that he was walking by and she asked him to help her cut wood. He did so she offered to pay him 5 cents for his help and when she was looking for the nickel, she claims that when she turned around and started choking her, throwing her around, hitting her, and so on. I really don't believe that at all.

"I said come here, nigger, and bust up this chiffarobe for me, I gotta nickel for you. He coulda done it easy enough, he could. So he come in the yard an' I went in the house to get him the nickel and I turned around and 'fore I knew it he was on me. Just run up behind me, he did. He got me round the neck, cussin' me an' sayin' dirt-I fought'n'hollered, but he had me round the neck. He hit me agin an' agin." "-he chunked me on the floor an' choked me'n took advantage of me." "Did you scream?" asked Mr. Gilmer. "Did you scream and fight back?" "Reckon I did, hollered for all I was worth, kicked and hollered loud as I could." "Then what happened?" said Mr. Gilmer. "I don't remember too good, but next thing I knew Papa was in the room a'standing over me hollerin' who done it, who done it? Then I sorta fainted an' the next thing I knew Mr. Tate was pullin' me up offa the floor and leadin' me to the water bucket. (Pages 180-181)."

I don't see why Tom Robinson would want to rape Mayella. He was too slow to ever think of raping her. While Mayella was saying her side of the story, her father kept on looking at Mayella to m

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