To Kill a Mockingbird

Darin Koch

Theme 1- Racism In To Killl a Mockingbird

Through out the book racism was shown in many ways. The town of Maycomb was very racist to Tom Robinson. Every one thought that whites were superior and that the blacks were to get no respect what so ever. The blacks could not be in any personal relationship with any white person, and no white person is allowed to be in any personal relationship with a black person. The reverend at the local First Purchase Church, Reverend Sykes, always said, "I ain't ever seen any jury decide in favor of a colored man over a white man". He said this during the trail with Tom Robinson who was accused of raping Mayella Ewell.