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Describe what happened to Tom Robinson at the end of chapter 24. Where did it happen?...

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a7lagmr | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 22, 2008 at 5:47 AM via web

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Describe what happened to Tom Robinson at the end of chapter 24. Where did it happen? What was the situation? Who did it?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted November 22, 2008 at 10:01 AM (Answer #1)

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Tom Robinson is shot trying to escape from the prison.  The prisoner gaurd said they were out in the exercise yard and Tom took off running toward the fence.  The guards shot Tom 17 times in the back as he tried to climb over the fence.  The guard told Atticus that if Tom had two good arms, he would have made it. They yelled at Tom to stop and shot several warning shots before they killed him.   Atticus tells Calpurnia that he had tried to tell Tom that they had a good chance on apeal, but he guessed Tom had simply "gotten tired of the white man's" justice and tried to run away.

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ardvark | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted November 27, 2011 at 7:28 AM (Answer #2)

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Tom was fed up with being treated like a criminal and decided to take matters into his own hands. He decided to attempt to escape from prison before the final appeal and was shot 17 times. Unfortunately in this case an innocent man had to die.

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keon18 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 2, 2009 at 10:08 AM (Answer #3)

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he had been shot when trieing to escape

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