Judge Taylor
pg 164,165
v looks like a sleeping old shark
v Looks like an average judge
v Amiable, white haired, slightly ruddy face
v Runs his court very good order
v Puts his feet up and cleans his nails, shows he’s relaxed
v He seems like he’s sleeping but not actually sleeping
v Takes his job seriously
v Let’s people smoke in his court room
v Has a habit of chewing and swallowing cigars and they would come back up in a chewed mush with no flavour
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Mr. Gilmer, Lawyer
v Balding
v Smooth faced
v 40 -60 years of age
v Has one lazy eye
v From Abbotsville
v Mayella’s lawyer
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Heck Tate, Sheriff and Witness
pg 166-169
v He dressed for the occasion
v Claims Tom Robinson did it
v Assured that no doctor came
v Injures “ beaten around the head, bruises on arms, black eye, fingermarks around her neck, and a black eye on the right side of her face
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Robert Ewell, Witness and victim’s father
pg 166
v A little bantam cock of a man
v Cleaned himself for court
v For a dirty man he has nice hair
v Has a thin and point nose, no chin (part of his neck)
v Father of Mayella Ewell
v Claimed Tom Robinson raped his daughter
v Every injure Heck Tate claimed
v He is left handed
v Single Father of 8
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Mayella Violet Ewell, Witness and Victim
pg 178-185
v 19 and a half years old
v Mr. Ewell's daughter
v “ A thick bodied girl accustomed to strenuous labour”
v Thy eldest in the family of 8
v Went to school for two or three years
v No Friends
v Scared of her father, especially when he drinks
v Mother died
v Claimed Tom Robinson raped her and beat her
v Cried on the stand
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Tom Robinson, Witness and Accused
pg 185-198
v Powerful shoulders, left arm was 12 inches shorter then his right and hung dead at his side, it got caught in a cotton gin, tore all the muscles loose from his bone
v A black man
v Wife and 3 kids
v 25 years old
v Imprisoned before for disorderly conduct
v Picked cotton in Mr. Link Dea’s field
v Very nice man, didn’t charge Mayella when he broke the chiffarobe
v Claimed to be friends with Mayella always did odd jobs for her for free
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Atticus Finch, Defendant’s lawyer
pg 202-205
v Tom Robinson’s lawyer
Closing argument quotes:
“And so a quiet, respectable, humble Negro who had the unmitigated temerity to ‘feel sorry’ for a white woman has had to put his word against two white people. I need not remind you of their appearance and conduct on the stand—you saw them for yourselves… She was white, and she tempted a Negro. She did something that in our society is unspeakable: She kissed a black man. Not an old uncle, but a strong young Negro man. No code mattered to her before she broke it, but came crashing down on her afterwards… Her father saw it, and the defendant has testified as to his remarks. What did her father do? We don’t know, but there is circumstantial evidence to indicate that Mayella Ewell was beaten savagely by someone who led almost exclusively with his left. We do know in part what Mr. Ewell did: he did what any God-fearing, persevering white man would do under the circumstances—he swore out a warrant, no doubt signing it with his left hand, and Tom Robinson now sits before you, having taken the oath with the only good hand he possesses—his right hand…. Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man of you sitting before me on this jury. A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sounds as the men who make it up. I am confident that you gentlemen will review without passion the evidence you have heard, come to a decision, and restore this defendant to his family. In the name of god, do your duty.”
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Verdict: The jury founded Tom Robinson guilty.
pg 206
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