He did it. I'm sure of it. How can you listen to the lies of a black man?
That Miss Mayella Violet Ewell is in tears! Hang him, today!
Panel 1: Rufus, being an entitled white rich boy from another time period, doesn't understand how Tom Robinson can get away with so much as a trial without automatically being beaten. It would be unheard of in his time. He is very confused.. Trying to watch what's going on, but he can hear Rufus. He thinks Rufus is dumb for saying what he did, but Jem says nothing out loud. Panel 2: While listening to Tom Robinson's case, Rufus becomes furious. He marches up to the stands and yells about how it's not right for a black man to have this much freedom, and, unfortunately the judge doesn't object to his yelling. Instead of sending Rufus back into the stands, he listens all the way through, because he is also a privileged white man who doesn't trust a person of color. Tom must keep his cool. Panel 3: Rufus stomps outside and yells about Tom to an officer outside, telling him everything he hates about the man and why he should receive a death penalty immediately. The ignorant officer would be the one to help persuade the jury in his final decision.
Rufus managed to convince the jury that Tom Robinson should be put to death. Although he knows Dana would be ashamed of him, he doesn't care. Dana betrayed him, he thinks. This is the right thing to do, he thinks. He watches the hanging, completely unbothered. Tom, who had only been in jail for only a few days before being called out for death, was completely broken. He was waiting for Atticus to get him out, but he regretted it. He should have tried to escape as soon as possible. He was going to go home to a wife and continue to make money for their better living, but now it is impossible. Atticus can't bring himself to watch it.