In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, what is the first point Atticus tries to make in court?
In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, the first point Atticus makes is that even after this alleged crime of rape, no one called a doctor. This is a serious breach in the prosecution's ability to charge Tom Robinson with sexual assault if a doctor could not confirm it with an examination. It also seems odd that no one cared enough for Mayella to call a doctor to simply see if she was all right, regardless of the ramifications affecting the court case.
"Did you call a doctor, Sheriff? Did anybody call a doctor?" asked Atticus.
"No, sir," said Mr. Tate.
"Didn't call a doctor?"
"No sir," repeated Mr. Tate.
"Why not?" There was an edge to Atticus' voice.
"Well I can tell you why I didn't. It wasn't necessary, Mr. Finch. She...
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Mayella was beaten from her right side so a man who is left handed must have done it.