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How did Tom Robinson injure his left arm?
Tom explains that his left arm is useless: I can’t use my left hand at all. I got it caught in a cotton gin when I was twelve years old. All my muscles were tore loose.
What happened between Mayella and Tom?
On November 21st, Tom Robinson raped Mayella Ewell. At the court every witness said a strong black man raped a young white woman. At the trial, the witness said, “Mayella Ewell was hit on her right eye.”Tom cannot use his left arm so therefore he could not have hit Mayella.
How does the film reveal that Tom is crippled?
How does the film reveal Tom Robinson is crippled? Atticus tosses an item to him and Tom catches it with his good arm.
How is Tom Robinson disabled and how is this significant?
How is Tom Robinson disabled and why is this significant? Tom Robinson is disabled because he got his left hand stuck in Mr. Raymond’s cotton gin. This is significant because Mayella was beaten up on the right side of her face; only a left-handed person could do that.
What happened to Tom’s hand?
Tom’s left arm was seriously injured in a cotton gin accident when he was a boy. The muscles were all torn loose, so it is about a foot shorter than his strong right arm, and is essentially useless to him.
How does the film reveal that Tom Robinson is crippled?
What is unusual about Tom Robinson’s left arm Why is this important?
Describe the way Tom Robinson looks as he stands up. When Tom stands up, it is clear that one of his arms is much shorter than the other: What is unusual about his arms? “His left arm was fully twelve inches shorter than his right, and hung dead at his side.
How did Tom Robinson injure his left arm in to kill a Mockingbird?
Almost all the muscles in the arm had been torn from the bones. The child almost died from loss of blood. It seems from this brief description and that of Tom’s left arm as being a foot shorter than his right arm that he had not received adequate medical care at the time, or followup orthopedic reconstruction.
How did Reverend Sykes explain Tom’s arm to Jem?
Reverend Sykes explains to Jem that Tom had severely injured his arm as a child. It may be he was working as a child laborer. As a boy, Tom’s arm had been caught in Dolphus Raymond’s cotton gin. Almost all the muscles in the arm had been torn from the bones. The child almost died from loss of blood.
Why was Mayella beaten in to kill a Mockingbird?
Atticus argues that Mayella was beaten by a person leading primarily with their left hand. Atticus also proves the Bob Ewell is left-handed and suggests that he assaulted his daughter and blamed Tom.
How did Tom Robinson get his hand caught in the cotton gin?
Jem is surprised by Tom’s handicap and comments that he is crippled. Reverend Sykes responds to Jem’s comment by saying that Tom got his hand caught in Dolphus Raymond’s cotton gin when he was a boy and almost bled to death.