Where Everything Changes
Up till now Jem, Scout and Dill believe Maycomb is a good place to live. Everyone is nice to everyone else and all people do the right thing. They sit through Tom Robinson's trial and realize Tom is innocent and should not be convicted of a crime he did not commit. After hours of deliberation, the jury returns a guilty verdict. The kids are now faced with the cruel reality that is racism. They know that Tom was not convicted because he was guilty, but because he was black. Click the image to the lft and see what happens.