Monday, March 19, 2007

Tom Robinson: Guilty or Innocent

What is your opinion on the Tom Robinson case? Do you think that he is guilty or innocent? Personally I think that Tom Robinson is innocent. One reason I think this is because of the stories that both Tom and the Ewells tell. The story that Tom tells seems more believable the the one both the Ewells tell. Also i think that Tom is more truthful then the Ewells. What is your opinion?

13 comments:

Dr. Hoopz said...

I think that Tom Robinson is Innocent mostly because the whole town of Maycomb County just says he is guilty because he is a colored man. I'm siding with you Dr. Gonzo, good post.

Jesus Christ said...

I think that Tom is innocent. The reason why I think that he is innocent is because I have seen the movie. Also because the way the story is told you can sort of tell that the author is writing that he will be innocent.
GO UNC

Andie Sachs said...

Dr. Hoopz, your comment does not make sense. I think you really haven't read that far and you are just commenting to write something on your log sheet. I mean come on, what kind of response is that 'The whole town of Maycomb County just says he is guilty because he is a colored man.' If you had read on like you were supposed to you would have found out that Mayella keeps changing her story and making up stuff as she goes along

Barbie Girl said...

I do not think Tom Robinson is guilty. When, he explains what happen that night of November twenty-first, his explanation makes more sense then Mayella Violet Ewell. Tom Robinson does not seem like the type of person who could harm a girl and he is also crippled. I believe with Atticus that it was Mr. Ewell, that he was drunk and when he saw Mayella and Tom kissing, he got mad and beat up Mayella. Mr. Ewell realized what he did and blame it on Tom.

Emily Osment said...

Wow Andie Sachs! Calm yourself! I agree with dr. hoopz because you don't have to read far enough to state your own opinion about the whole situation! I mean really, how do you know if dr. hoopz read far enough. I think you are just incinuating that he didn't, which is not good and kind of rude, in my opinion. I agree with dr. hoopz, and you can't say that I didn't read far enough because honestly you do not know. I think he makes perfect sense. Have you ever heard the saying, " I am going to root for him because everyone is rooting for him to lose." This is kind of similar. Everyone in the town is saying that he is guilty, for the basic reason that he is a colored man. So since everyone is saying that he is guilty, I am going to shoot for the stars and say that he is innocent! Have some faith Andie! There is no real evidence to whether Tom is guilty or not, so I guess we all can make sense out of our own comments, you just have to look for the true meaning instead of jumping to conclusions!

Loopfruit said...

These comments above me sort of sound like an episode of Jerry Springer...ha!

Emily Osment said...

Really loopfruit! How often do you watch those Jerry Springer episodes? Haha!

Andie Sachs said...

Well, you are right Emily Osment, I do not know how far you have read, I am not a mind reader. As for my opinion, I'm still sticking to it because this is, as it is clearly stated, a blog. So I am, entitled to my opinion about who and whatever I desire. I appreciate your opinion about my comment and will keep it in mind in the future. As for my faith, I have lots of it. I think Tom is innocent, but in a town like that in the 1930's, do you really think he has a chance? For example, the video we watched about those boys who were falsly accused. A few didn't get released till later, but until then, they were on the verge of insanity. I think Tom will either go crazy and kill himself or do something very rash. You may have faith, but when faced with the reality of life in the 1930's, who do you think will win?

Loopfruit said...

Em:

Actually not ever...but i do imagine this is what one would be like...

Emily Osment said...

Well Andie Sachs, yes you are entitled to your opinion and so am I. I wasn't trying to be rude or anything I was simply just stating my opinion on the fact that you basically chewed out Dr. Hoops! I agree with both of you. I don't think Tom Robinson has the best chance in the world of winning this case just because it was very harsh in the 1930's and it was extremely racial. I honestly think Atticus is a very intelligent man, and I think it is possible that he can really make a difference for Tom Robinson, during the case. Meaning, I think he could defend so well that the jury decides that Tom is not guilty. I really am not sure what will happen, because there is no true evidence, but I still agree with Dr. Hoopz, and I think Tom deserves to be innocent just because every one is saying that he is guilty because he is a colored man! Thanks Andie, Have a great night!

Super Spy 1 said...

I think he is innocent too. Why would any married African American perform such events when they have a loving family at home and they know how society is? The Tom Robinson case is very similar to the Scottsboro Boys. I believe they were innocent, but tried and tried again because of their race. That's what Mr. Robinson is going through. If a white man were to be accused of the same thing Tom was, he wouldn't have to go through all the stuff Tom has to go through. It's just how things were.

CaptainCrunch said...

i think hes guilty!!!! :) just kidding!! No, i definitely think he is an innocent man. I just think that everyone in Maycomb automatically made their decision about him when the knew he was colored. I just think that some people were trying to get attention and knew that if they blamed something on a colored person they would get the attention they wanted and be able to stay out of trouble at the same time.

CaptainCrunch said...

After reading on a little more and going through some of the trail, I have changed some of my thinking. I no longer think the Ewells were simply looking for attention, rather they needed a cover up. I Think that Miss Ewell has invited Tom in before but doesn't want anyone to know that because he is black and she is white. I also think that when her father saw her with him in the house he went crazy and couldn't stand to see her daughter with a black man so he beat her for her actions.