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During his closing argument, Atticus ties the questions of race and social station  together. Making no judgement about Mayella, Atticus tells the jury that "'she has  merely broken a rigid and time-honored code of our society, a code so severe  that whoever breaks it is hounded from our midst as unfit to live with. . . . What  did she do? She tempted a Negro.'" Atticus admits that like Tom Robinson, he  pities Mayella Ewell, but Atticus is white and educated and so is allowed to feel  that pity. Had Tom Robinson been a woman accused of seducing a white man, the  outcome of the trial would be no different. How then, is Dolphus Raymond 
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