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by Harper Lee

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Based on all the testimony presented at the trial, what facts prove that Tom Robinson has been falsely accused in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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The main facts that prove that Tom Robinson has been falsely accused in To Kill a Mockingbird are that Bob Ewell did not call a doctor for Mayella and there is no proof the crime was committed, Bob Ewell is left handed, and Tom Robinson’s left hand is crippled.

First of all, Atticus goes to great pains to establish the inconsistencies in both Mayella and Bob Ewell’s stories.  Clearly they are both lying.  First of all, Ewell says he saw Tom Robinson rape his daughter, but he never called a doctor.  No one did.

"Well I can tell you why I didn't. It wasn't necessary, Mr. Finch.  She was mighty banged up. Something sho' happened, it was obvious." (ch 17)

If Mayella had really been attacked by someone other than...

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