Judge Taylor:The Verdict
This case makes me sick. Bob Ewell makes me sick. Mayella Ewell is clearly lying, and her no good father is not fairing much better on the stand. Poor Tom lives clean, and would never harm a soul, and then a disgusting man such as Bob Ewell has to come and do the work of god, as he claims. The man is a foul human being, and he should be lynched just for contempt, if only we had the evidence. At least the jury thought about it for awhile. This is what i was kind of hoping for with Atticus as the defense. Maybe Maycomb county is taking a turn for the better. Atticus is planning to get an appeal, and maybe, just maybe Tom can walk out a free man, and the evils of the Ewell clan won't infect our land any longer. Maybe along the way this town can learn sympathy for a black man, if that isn't too much to ask.
Atticus Finch:The Verdict
Atticus: I do not know what else to say. I was expecting this, but I thought we may have had a chance. We were licked a hundred years ago but we gave it our best shot. I will not stop my efforts though, I will try to get an appeal, and I believe that we will most likely receive it. If only this town knew how to love, and did away with all the hate. They can't even begin to realize what Tom is going through meanwhile their prejudice opinions will damn him forever. For now we need Tom to stay strong, and not let the hate manipulate his mindset. The fact is not all humans are created equally in this town, but I will do my best to ensure that Tom Robinson gets a second chance in the court of Maycomb. I can not even imagine what Helen must be feeling right now.