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In chapter 18 of To Kill A Mockingbird, how well does Mr. Gilmer prove Tom's guilt in...

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patdnmb1fn | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 24, 2008 at 2:12 AM via web

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In chapter 18 of To Kill A Mockingbird, how well does Mr. Gilmer prove Tom's guilt in the eyes of the reader & in the eyes of the jury?

Can you suggest why these might be different?

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Susan Woodward | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted February 24, 2008 at 3:18 AM (Answer #1)

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This question has already been answered.

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mernstp | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 21, 2008 at 9:49 AM (Answer #2)

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he does not prove it at all to the reader. The jury is however convinced of his guild because of their prejudice. The reader can be unbiased.

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etotheeyepi | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted June 22, 2012 at 8:59 PM (Answer #3)

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The exculpatory evidence in Tom's trial is indirect or circumstantial evidence.

Heck Tate testifies that the perpetrator used the left hand.  Tom has an injured left arm. Bob Ewell writes with his left hand.

The accusatory evidence in Tom's trial is direct evidence.  Mayella is a witness to her assault.

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