Quote: “‘It’s not an easy question Miss Mayella, so I’ll try again. Do you remember him beating you about the face?’ Atticus’s voice had lost it’s comfortableness; he was speaking in his arid, detached professional voice. ‘Do you remember him beating you about the face?’
‘I don’t recollect if he hit me. I mean yes I do, he hit me.'” Page 185
An important part of the novel is the court case between Tom Robinson and Mr. Ewell’s daughter. Based on the evidence given it is clear that Tom Robinson did not rape Mayella. Mayella should not be questioning herself if she was beat up or not. She would be sure that Tom Robinson beat her up. However, with this weak evidence Tom Robinson still ends up losing in court. This just shows that the race of a person is very important back in the day. Even with clear evidence, Tom Robinson loses in court.
Atticus Finch does not care about the race of one another; however, Atticus cares about whether its right or wrong . He wants to make the world a better place. The court case is very important throughout the book because Atticus has been defending Tom Robinson in the book and finally he is proven guilty or innocent.