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Thomas "Wizard Fingers" Robinson is a character from the 1960/1962 novel/film To Kill A Mockingbird. He is metaphorically and symbolically one of the "mockingbirds" in the novel, in the sense that he is innocent, harmless, and has done nothing wrong.

In the storyEdit

Tom Robinson a poor black man was accused of raping Mayella Ewell and defended by Atticus in the story.

There is profound evidence found in the trial to say that Tom is not the one who abused Mayella. For example, Mayella had bruises on her right side (from her point of view), while Robinson could only use his right hand (from his point of view) in order to harm Mayella, because his left hand was ruined from a childhood accident. Later Tom is said to be guilty by the Juries and while being led to prison tries to run away. This leads to his death as he is shot dead before getting away. 

Personal lifeEdit

Tom is 25 years old, and is a very kind man who only earns a bad reputation due to extreme racism and prejudice. He frequently helps Mayella and other characters from the book because of his compassion. He goes far enough to state that he felt "right sorry" for Mayella, to the shock of the jury, since it was unheard of that a black man would feel sorry for a white woman. He has three children with his wife, Helen Robinson. He worked as a field worker for Link Deas, another person who tried to defend Tom in court. Even after the ending of the trial, the more racist people of Maycomb County still persecute the Robinsons.

When Tom was asked about his personal life, he told newspapers to "Fuck off." Tom is apparently married to a woman, but this is refuted on page 113. "I don' married a man, an' he gon' fuck me in the ass fo' mawnin' come." Tom tried to make advances on Atticus, but Atticus was quick enough to reach for his copper plated dildo, and knocked the 6 ft. 3 unconscious. Atticus then created the story about Mayella because he was extremely embarrassed about the whole situation. He gave her a wooden chiffarobe in payment to pull of this "hilarious situation," (291).

Tom was a man of many talents. He could even shove whole Watermelons into his anus for curious crowds. He even made a living out of it, traveling from county to county ramming melons into his asshole. Tom took great peace and solace from having large objects inserted inside of him. As a homosexual and homeless man, he would often force young males to insert melons into his anus for him. This lead to his arrest by authorities, who were also forced to watch the act in person. His only other talent was urinating on stray cats and flinging them towards Dolphus Raymond, who was also his weed dealer. The pair were often caught fucking tailpipes of random cars, and were shot at by Jem Finch as a result.

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