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What does the outcome of the trial in To Kill A Mockingbird tell us about the people in Maycomb? Really need help

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The tragic outcome of the Tom Robinson trial illuminates and emphasizes the harmful prejudiced society of Maycomb, Alabama, and identifies the small town as a racist community. During the trial, Atticus proves Tom Robinson's innocence by explaining that there is a lack of medical evidence, shedding light on the Ewells' contradicting testimonies, and highlighting Tom's handicap, which would have made it impossible for him to inflict the specific wounds to Mayella's face and neck.

In Atticus's closing remarks, he urges the racist jurors to look past their prejudice and judge the case fairly by not subscribing to the "evil assumption" that all black men are immoral individuals. Despite the overwhelming evidence proving Tom's innocence, he becomes the unfortunate victim of racial prejudice by being wrongly convicted of a crime he did not commit. As Scout is leaving the courtroom, she also overhears her...

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