The Trial & racism then vs now

  • Racism then vs now: watch and read (or scan) these, how is racism and prejudice being eliminated?  How is it still the same?

The trial:

Why does Dill break down crying when Mr. Gilmer questions Tom?  How does Scout comfort Dill?

When Mr. Gilmer asks Tom if he ran because he was afraid he would have to face up to what he did, Tom replies, “No suh, scared I’d hafta face up to what I didn’t do.” What does he mean?

Do you think Tom should be acquitted?  Is there enough evidence to prove his innocence?

Read Chap 20