Thursday, March 22, 2007

A Change in Maycomb?

As I'm sitting here late at night listening to music on youtube, I am trying to think of things to post on this blog. All of the sudden, it hit me. Do you think that the town of Maycomb will change their attitudes about black people? I think they would. I mean, you think with a case like this and how fast they have pointed fingers at Tom, people might think that they have been treating blacks poorly. I actually kind of feel sorry for Mayella. Her father beats and rapes her, and now he is putting her up to this, against her own will. He is forcing her to testify against Tom. I feel really bad for Tom. Her is crippled, has a family to care for, and is being testified by against a family he helped, FOR FREE!!

10 comments:

Super Spy 2 said...

I think that eventually the views from the people of Maycomb will change, but that it will not be an immediate thing. You can't expect people to just outright change the beliefs that they were raised with in one night. It wil take time for them, but i think that the case with Tom, if won will help the people of Maycomb make this change happen faster than if not.

Barbie Girl said...

I do agree with the post and Super Spy, that soon the people of Maycomb will change their views. When I started to read the chapters of the trail and when Atticus started asking the witness's questions about if she saw a doctor and what side she was beat up on it, I had a feeling that it was her father. This book has made me mad with all the racial views and I agree with Andie Sachs that Tom is innocent. Though, the people in Maycomb do not see the truth, they just think that white is supreme over blacks, but there are some people who see blacks as equal. If Tom wins, which I hope he does, then we can see that the town is changing from their old ways.

Dr.Gonzo said...

I agree with the post above mine.I think that the people of Maycomb will eventualy change there views on black people. I think that since Atticus, a well respected man in Maycomb, stood up for one, that this will spark others to do the same.

Loopfruit said...

I think that there will always be people in Maycomb that will remain the same, but because of Tom's case and Atticus's help, people will eventually grow out of their old , stubborn ways.

~GeOrGeW.bUsH~ said...

I agree with the above posts as well! I definentally think that the people in the community will be effected by the trial, but I don't think that their view of black people will be changed immedeatly because of it! I think that it will take some time for the people to realize that their racisim towards black people is wrong! I think that in the future the community will change their views but I don't think the change will come immedieatly!

tristan said...

I would give Maycomb another 30-40 years to change. Personally I think that the older people in Maycomb and some of the children that are like Ewells or families like them will not change until the children have children and that those children MAY respect black people. You just haft to wait until most of the people in that town die and then change will definatly happen. I disagree with Andie Sachs on the subject that Mayella's father raped her because I just think that he beat her. Why would he rape his own daughter that is sick. And I think that Mayella is guilty and angry about what happened with her and Tom and her father that she wants Tom to go to jail. She seems to enjoy testifying against Tom. "Apparently Mayella's recital had given her much confidence,.....there was something stealthy about hers, like a steady-eyed cat with a twitchy tail" (pg 181)

homestar_runner said...

I think that the attitude of some people in Maycomb might change, but there will always be those people who will not change their ways no matter what. For so many years, the people in Maycomb have pretty much been raised and taught to hate blacks; therefore, some people will not change their attitudes, even if they know what the right thing is. But I agree with most of the other people, and think that this will change some peoples attitudes.

Han Solo said...

I don't believe the views of Maycomb will change any time soon.The fact that this place is still so tainted by racism isn't something that will change overnight because of a cout trial. The fact that once more a black man is being convicted for a crime he probably didn't commit, doesn't surprise anyone in the community. Even when the people at the prosecuting side are, well pardon my diction, "the trash of Maycomb." This community has taken baby steps to equality, someone said so in the book, but even after such a big trial the heathens of Maycomb keep the racial hatred from budging, and the change still seems far off.

The E of SHE said...

I think eventually a little change will come about in Maycomb. However, it will, by no means, be immediate. The people of Maycomb have known the same racism for most of there lives, and therefore, in the case the trial, their judgment is so clouded by racism for them to see the truth. Eventually, though, I think some change will come as the views in the rest of the country begin to change.

money mike said...

I don't think there will be a major change. No one will change their thinking until the civil rights era.