To Kill A Mockingbird
People have to make decisions everyday. Decisions such as what to wear, what to eat, or what kind of car to buy. I had to recently make a decision about whether to cut my hair or grow it long for hockey season, i decided to grow it long for hockey. When i get later on in high school i am going to have to chose what college i want to go to and what i want to master in. Maybe i’ll go to a college for hockey. There are many decisions being made everyday for many different things.
In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Bob Ewell made a decision to blame a poor African-american for raping his daughter, Mayella. After he blamed Tom for this raping, it turned into the greatest trial in their town. Tom got a great lawyer named Atticus Finch to defend him in court. Because Bob Ewell made terrible choices, this could end of with an innocent man in jail just because he is African-american. And even worse, Bob’s daughter Mayella has to lie about what happened.
This book takes place during segregation in the Southern United states. The court room will probably be filled with all white people who will be going against Tom because he is black. So an innocent man will be sent to jail because no one believes his side of the story. Everyone in the courtroom will be racist against Tom and believe Bob because he is a white man. “Looks like she didn't have nobody to help her. I felt right sorry for her. She seemed...” Tom Robinson said in trial. Tom is saying that he didn't think she had anyone to take care of her so he was going to and then Bob accused him of rape.
“-I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin’ on my Mayella!”, Bob Ewell said about Tom Robinson. As you can see by this quote, even Bob is racist toward black people in the courtroom. This demonstrates how racism wasn't a big deal to white people back then, but black people took offence to it and couldn't do anything about it because they were outnumbered and would be arrested for trying to hurt a white person. But if a white guy did anything to a black guy it would be okay.
Bob Ewell tried to stab Scout, but luckily she had a Ham costume on and the mesh stopped the knife from piercing her skin. After trying to stab Scout, Boo radley came and stabbed Bob to save Scout from potentially getting stabbed again by Bob. Then Boo took the kids home and they had no idea it was him until later.Every person makes decisions every day, some dumb decisions and some smart decisions. Whether they’re the wrong decisions or the right decisions, it's still a choice you made. For instance, Bob made a decision to blame a black man for raping his daughter and to try and kill a young girl. He made some bad decisions and ended up paying for it by dyeing.