To Kill a Mockingbird - Themes (Racism/Segregation/Discrimination (Tom…
To Kill a Mockingbird - Themes
Tom Robinson getting shot
mob tries to kill him
vulnerable for color and injury
Tom being convicted of rape and beating
Court room is segregated
Children sit with the colored people... they trust them and see no different.
All white jury
The use of black and white shows the contrast and segregation between the men in the courtroom
Language that is used to the colored people... "boy..."
Children are corrected for derogatory language
Calpurnia is respected and loved... like a mother figure
Calpurnia has authority over the children... can discipline the children
Atticus tries to protect Tom... when he is in the jail in the town
Kids at school are talking about it
Mr Ewell has power over his children, especially Mayella
Beats her and rapes her
Threatens her that is she says anything about him being the one that sexually assaulted her and beat her
Tom has no power over what truly happened to him and is not believed
Mayella is weak however uses this to her advantage
Jem shows his growing power over his father's desition
Atticus has power over the mob that come to beat up Tom
Shown with the lamp in the film
Children have more power over the mob
also shown with the lamp and sanding higher than the the mob
Boo is isolated from the other children due to his disability, which was unknown about back then during the making of the film.
Boo is also lonely due to his isolation and finds the way to communicate with Scout and Jem through leaving objects in the tree outside his house.
Mayella is also lonely with the fact that she has no help and support with the children she has to look after. She feels as if she will never feel true love, which leads he to the incident that occurred with Tom Robinson.
Tom Robinson feels lonely because of the things he has been accused of doing to Mayella. This is shown with the court case when the jury only believing Mr Ewell.
Connects to the racism/segregation/discrimination that is shown in the film.
The friendship that is shown between Scout and Boo seems to grow.
The friendship only starts properly at the end of the film, after Boo helps Jem and kills his father.
Scout and Calpurnia. This is show between the way that Calpurnia that looks out for her and is able to shoe her what is right and wrong, she is a bit like a mother figure.
Atticus and Tom. This is shown at the court room when