Monday, March 26, 2007

Is one enough?

There was no real evidence in case of Tom raping Mayella. It was really just a white man's word against a black man's. Even though Tom's verdict was guilty, there was still one person who believed he was an innocent man. This was Mr. Cunningham. My question is this: Do you think that this is a huge stride for black gaining their civel rights, or do you believe that one person just simply is not enough?

7 comments:

julia schreffler said...

I don't really think that this is a huge stride. One person is not enough. That one person really gets Tom nothing. I wonder if more people believe Tom but are just not willing to stand up and say it.

CaptainCrunch said...

Mr. Cunningham may have been the only person to admit it but there is no way he was the only one. To answer the question, no one is not enough but there isn't just one, there are several. I mean, you automatically have to count all the blacks in the town, then there is Atticus, Jem, Scout, Dill, and I'm sure there are others too.

Carl said...

*blacks
**civil

silent one said...

I believe that this might start a stride of some sort. It may cause confusion and dismay because people are not used to this. Eventually time might take ahold of this dismay and cause it to grow, but I think it would take some time. So I think this could be part of a major chain reaction for black civil rights.

Super Spy 1 said...

I think that it is just a stepping stone toward the right direction in reaching the way society should be. Something like this would have been one of the top remembered events affecting the change for African American in our society and around the world, just like Harriet Tubman or Rosa Parks. They both contributed to the change and how African Americans received their civil rights and freedoms.

PrincesseBelle&heart; said...

Okay I tried commenting on this the other day...buuuut it decided not to work. Anyway I do dont think that one person can totally change the way things are...but I think that they can sure make a good start for other people to continue. In the book Atticus tells Jim that in an Alabama court of law, a white man’s word always beats a black man’s, and that they were lucky to have the jury out so long. Obviously this shows major signs of racism...and it is unfortunate that a white man is more believeable than a black man.

Emily Osment said...

I don't think one person is enough to change anything either. It could in fact be a start of a small stride, but it is doubtful. It is unfortunate that a white man's word against a black man's word is the one that everyone beleives just because of the color of their skin. I know Mayella is a total liar! The movie totally gives it away with her terrible acting! I guess what I am trying to say is that it makes me sad to see things like this go on because it is not fair by any means. We were all created equal, and it is about time we all start being treated equal!