In English class I'm reading To Kill a Mockingbird. The people that I would like to discuss about is Atticus and Tom. Atticus is the father of Scout and Jem. Jem and Scout are upset that their father is going to be defending a black male. The case is that the Tom raped a nineteen year old. How could he have raped someone when he is crippled? The black male was accused of rape and was sent to jail because they lost the case. He tried to escape from jail and was shot to death. Atticus and town were very upset. Do you think that Tom was innocent or not?