“…in the secret courts of men’s hearts, Atticus had no case. Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed” (Chapter 25)
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“Secret courts of men’s hearts” is a metaphor for racist behavior of white people for blacks. The people of Maycomb were racist, vacuous and shallow and they did not care about the life and death of the blacks.