Blog Assignment 2: Atticus’ Closing Argument Rewrite

Gentleman, we have witnessed one strange case. However, no unusualness should escape the laws lying beneath justice, nor under the name of god. Basing upon reliable evidence and logic that all of us are witnessing, Tom Robinson have no ability nor intent to rape Miss Mayella. He is wronged by the unpolished story crafted by Mr. Ewell and Miss Mayella. A story guilty of ridicule inconsistencies. Mr. Ewell and Miss Mayella may have forgotten about all of the critical eyes laying on them right around this room, watching with upright, scrutinizing for all but the truth.

Under multiple occasions, the testimonies of the two witnesses defied logic. First of all, Mr. Ewell did not call for a doctor when he saw the terrific wounds on his daughter, meanwhile, there is no proof about when or where exactly did the wounds embedded. This is uncommon for any caring father. Meanwhile, considering the medical evidence supporting that the wound on Miss Mayella’s right eye is likely to be stricken by a left hand, Tom Robinson’s handicapped left arm are an indication that there are other unusual causes for the injury. Some may think, what if Tom Robinson had thought of a way to generate this resulted wound? Well, an uneducated man imprudent enough to run his arm through a simple machine like a cotton gin wouldn’t possibly be clever enough to alter professional medical reports or even think fast enough before his action took place.

Judging from another point of view, Miss Mayella’s testimonies are undependable due to her struggles and self-contradictions as she faces the question if Tom Robinson had beaten up her face. Miss Mayella have disregarded our bible when she speaks on this court. She has betrayed the purpose of a trial: to be fair and just. She lied to place a flinch and harmless citizen’s life at stake- for her, and only her own selfish need to earn the peace of mind after her restless guilt of attempting a helplessly black man. All direct and indirect evidence leading to one single solution: Poor Tom Robinson is innocent.

“Actions speak louder than words, but not nearly as often.” Day by day, Tom Robinson has only portrayed himself as an obedient, hardworking, and reverent individual who barely raises his head when he’s talked to. All he did on August 21st was following Miss Mayella’s order to reach for a box on top of a Chiffarobe before any incidents occur. Even Miss Mayella herself stated the fact that Tom Robinson is constantly helping with her choirs. A weak, rustic man like Tom Robinson have no possible motive to ever assault a healthy, young white lady but to demonstrate full reverence to her.

Dear Gentlemen, this is our duty- to follow for nothing but the tangible evidence. This case is crystal clear in terms of who’s the truly innocuous victim. Mr. Ewell and Miss Mayella’s insensitive lie filled with loopholes will not carry them far. A great opportunity is laying in front of us, as the holders of justice, to demonstrate to our audience, regardless of race, that integrity is the only trait that holds until the end, within a court. None can move our passion searching for truth and justifying our constitution.

Works Cited:

To Kill a Mockingbird. Dir. Robert Mulligan. By Horton Foote. Perf. Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, and Phillip Alford. Universal-International, 1962. Online. Netflix. Web. 12 Sept. 2016.

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