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I think the most important chapter in this book was the chapter when they jury was out discussing the case then reported the verdict (chapter 22). They were out for a long time building the suspense but then it all just crash landed as they came out and reported Tom Robinson guilty. I have some reasons why this is the most important chapter. These reasons are that the whole book was based around it and the fact that it was the most suspenseful chapter in the whole book, that and when Jems’ arm was broken. The author Harper Lee also really wanted to show what it was like for black people back then too so it was a good image of racism.
I think the best reason is that the book is based on it. The book revolves around this moment with the most suspense and excitement. Harper Lee builds the book and case up so much by saying the jury was out for a long time which meant that they were deciding for a while whether he was guilty or not because it was highly probable that he was guilty but you might think it could be a breakthrough. Atticus was so anxious that he took off his vest and accessories, but the Jury smacked everyone down for themselves.
Another reason it is the most important chapter is that it gives a good image of racism back then it shows that the judicial segment of the United States was still unfair in the way of racism and people would smack down and kill innocent people to save their reputation in town. It also shows how they would do this to important white people as well when they were associated with blacks. I think it also shows that she wanted to change people a bit too by showing this in the book and describing it as a love story helped.
This is why chapter 22 is the most important chapter in the book. Because of the suspense and the fact that it is the climax of the book and that it gives good images of racism and I think it could change some people who read it.