Good morning class and teacher. Today I will be playing te roll of Atticus while he is speaking two the jury about te case.
Line 1: ....absence of any corroborative evidence, this man was indicated on a capital charge and is now on trail for jis life...
(walk slowly up and down)
(unhitch watch and tie)
Line 2: With the court’s permission---
(take of blazer and un butten top bottens)
(put hands in pocket)
Line 3: Gentelmen! I sall be brief, but I would like to use my remaining time with you to remind you that this case is not a difficult one, it requires no minte sifting of complicated facts, but it does require you to be sure beyond all reasonable doubt as to the quilt of the defendant.
Line 4: To begin with, this case should never have come to trail. This case is as simple as black and white. The state has not produced one iota of medical evidence to the effect that this crime Tom Robinson is charged with ever took place. It has relied instead upon the testimony of two witnesses whose evidence has not only been called into serious question on cross-examination, but has been flatly contradicted by the defendant. The defendant is not quilty, but somebody in this courtroom is.
Line 5: I have nothing but pity in my heart for the chief witness for the state, but my pity does not extend so far as to her putting a men’s life at stake, witch se has done in an effort to get rid of her own quilt. I say quilt, gentelmen, because it was quilt that motivated her!