The text is written on the basis of this questionConsidering the way the society looked like in Maycomb, what do you think Atticus and Tom’s chances would have been to win the appeal? Tom Robinson, a black man charged with raping a nineteen year old white girl named Mayella Ewell despite a lack of evidence.
The chances of Tom and Atticus winning the appeal are slim to none; this is because Maycomb’s society is somewhat corrupt, unfair and could even be considered inhumane. I myself, find it very hard to believe that the jury and most of the white people in the courtroom think Tom is guilty, but based on skin color, and skin color alone, they believe to only just result would be that he is found guilty.The defendant is not guilty – but somebody in this courtroom is. Now, gentlemen, in this country, our courts are the great levelers. In our courts, all men are created equal. I'm no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and of our jury system – that's no ideal to me.
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That is a living, working reality! Now I am confident that you gentlemen will review, without passion, the evidence that you have heard, come to a decision and restore this man to his family. In the name of GOD, do your duty. In the name of God, believe… Tom Robinson. Spoken by the character Atticus.
Even after those words and all the evidence pointing at Tom being innocent, he was found guilty.Tom is not found guilty due to evidence or testimonies, he is found guilty with the rape of nineteen year old Mayella for his skin color.The chances of tom and Atticus winning the appeal are extremely slim; I base my opinion.