This points out the negative in people because all Tactics was doing by defending Tom was doing his job. Harper Lee calls attention to the humans negative qualities with her character Miss Stephanie. Miss Stephanie is the town gossip. If she hears a rumor, she will undoubtedly tell the rest of the town soon. Miss Stephanie said that Boo Raddled wanders around at night, and one time he was standing there looking in her window.
Harper Lee creates the general attitude that human nature is generally active when the jury finds Tom Robinson guilty. The jury is made up of all white men, while Tom is a black man. Throughout the trial, Tom repeatedly points out faults in the prosecution’s case. All of the evidence at the trial points to the fact that Tom Robinson is innocent. However, being white, the men in the jury know no other way other than to find a black man guilty. The verdict is read as guilty, even though everybody knew that Tom was innocent.
Throughout the book, there are many characters who are very positive, such as Scout, Tactics, and Tom Robinson. Being a white man, it is very hard for Tactics to defend a black man. He takes a lot of heat for defending Tom. Scout can not understand how the jury could find Tom guilty when all the evidence points to Bob Lowell. Harper Lee’s general comment on human nature in To Kill a Mockingbird is negative, but she also points out that there are many people who have a generally positive nature.