Who gave Atticus the case?
Following the trial, Miss Maudie explains to the children that numerous people in Maycomb’s community supported Atticus and Tom Robinson. She makes sure to bring up the fact that Judge Taylor specifically chose Atticus because he believed Tom was innocent and knew Atticus would defend him to the best of his ability.
Why did Atticus take the case when he didn’t believe they would win?
Atticus took the case because he needed the money. Tom Robinson asked for Atticus’s representation.
What does Atticus mean when he tells Scout don’t say * * * * * * Scout that’s common?
What does Atticus mean when he tells Scout, “Don’t say ‘******’, Scout. That’s common”? It shows that Atticus has respect for everyone. You just studied 13 terms!
Why is long deliberating jury a good sign?
Why is a long-deliberating jury a good sign? It is a good sign because Tom is a black. It might mean they judge him unfairly but now they won’t judge him by his skin.
What is the longest jury deliberation in history?
Answer: Unbelievably, one minute! According to Guinness World Records, on 22 July 2004 Nicholas McAllister was acquitted in New Zealand’s Greymouth District Court of growing cannabis plants. The jury left to consider the verdict at 3.28pm and returned at 3.29 pm.
What happens when one juror says not guilty?
If even one disagrees on a verdict, guilty or not guilty, the jury foreperson (elected from among the jury members) informs the judge that the jury is deadlocked and the judge will either give them more time or he will declare a mistrial.
Why does everyone in the balcony stand up?
Why do people in the balcony gallery stand when Atticus leaves the courtroom? They stand out of respect for what Atticus has done for Tom and for their community. They see that Atticus had achieved the impossible even though ignorance and bigotry won out. Everyone knew the truth.
Why do the black people stand as Atticus leaves the courtroom?
Answers 2. The black people stand out of respect for Atticus. They understand the sacrifices Atticus made to take this case. They understand the passion and commitment Atticus had for a cause that was defeated even before he started.
Why did the entire balcony stand up for Atticus?
When Atticus leaves the courtroom after the trial, the balcony (which was seating for the “colored” people – although Jem, Scout, and Dill are also up there) stands as a sign of respect and appreciation towards Atticus. The whole balcony stands as a sign of respect to Atticus.
Why did Jem cry after the trial?
Why did Jem cry? He cried because it wasn’t fair that the Tom should be convicted of something he didn’t do, and the jruy knew he didn’t do this and yet they still sentenced him to death.