To Kill a Mockingbird
Updated: 4/21/2020
To Kill a Mockingbird
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  • The Trial of Tom Robinson
  • Atticus questions Bob Ewell
  • Can you please write your name on this piece of paper?
  • I sure can...
  • Atticus questions Mayella Ewell
  • Miss Mayella-
  • Stop sassing me!
  • Tom Robinson is falsely accused of raping Mayella Ewell. Different forms of rhetoric were used during the trial that will be examined.
  • Atticus questions Tom Robinson
  • Did you do it?
  • I certainly did not.
  • Atticus uses rhetoric to show that Bob Ewell was more capable of beating Mayella then Tom Robinson was. He uses logos and asks Bob to repeat some things to see if he would change the story.
  • Mr. Gilmer questions Tom Robinson
  • You must've had your eye on Mayella for a long time - doing all those chores for free!
  • No sir, I felt sorry for her, sir.
  • Mayella tries to gain the support of the court by using pathos and crying. However, Atticus asks questions using logos that portray the Ewell's life and asks Mayella to repeat things to try and catch her in her lies.
  • Atticus gives his closing speech
  • There is not solid evidence that this crime was committed!
  • Atticus uses logos to ask logical questions to show Tom Robinson's side of the story. He cross-examines him to show that Tom is telling the truth and just trying to stay out of trouble.
  • Mr. Gilmer uses pathos and a little logos to try and paint the picture that Tom Robinson did rape Mayella by uses Tom's nice and gentle nature against himself.
  • Atticus uses logos and pathos to remind the court that there is no solid evidence that Tom Robinson raped Mayella. Atticus tells the court that he believes in their integrity and asks them to make the right decision based off the evidence instead of passion.
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