How does Harper Lee makes us feel empathy for Tom Robinson in the book To Kill A Mockingbird?

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Feb 8, 2018


By giving us a vivid description of Tom Robinson.


There are many ways in which she evokes empathy from her readers. One of the first underlying ways she does this is by describing his physical features. He describes how he is physically marred due to his absence of another arm. He has a stump for one arm. Another way she evokes sympathy within her readers is by describing the ordeals he goes through, such as Mayella Ewells constant attempts to seduce him, and in the end her inevitable success. She then proceed to lie about the situation, which makes us, the readers, feel wronged, since we know the entire situation. Look for the citations yourself.

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