Tom Robinson's Closing Argument For To Kill A Mockingbird

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The jury had return from making their decision. It took forever for them to make a decision, which means that they thought really hard about their verdict and that they might find Tom not guilty. As the paper was handed to Judge Taylor the word that come to play put me in complete shock. “Guilty…guilty…guilty…guilty…” was all I heard the jurors’ say. I could not believe what I heard; Tom Robinson was found guilty of raping and beating 19 year old Mayella Ewell. After Mr. Finch’s beautiful closing argument on this case, the jury still found Tom guilty. I guess the color of your skin makes you guilty or not guilty. I actually thought that the people of Maycomb could put aside their issues with colored people and give this trial a fair run.
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