Point of View: Tom Robinson
Man, why does it have to be this way. The ONLY difference between white people and black people are their skin colors. That's it. We all have the same insides and we all end up buried in the same ground as each other, white or black. But a white man's word is still more reliable? To me that is messed up. The fact that a white girl can claim she was raped by a black man and she is automatically right, even if their is evidence to prove he did not do it. A man's life, ruined, or even potentially terminated, by one accusation on something he didn't even commit. I thought we were gonna change things with this trial though. I really thought Atticus had it. He did everything he could and I do appreciate it. He didn't have to take my case, after all it was an almost certain loss. But he did it anyway, because he believed that I was truly innocent, and that means everything.
Entry 4: Bob attacks Jem and Scout
Point of View: Scout
Who would have thought, a ham costume saving your life. That's one thing you don't see everyday. I have to say, I knew Bob Ewell was a gross and terrible human being, but I really didn't think he would sink to this level, even after he won the case. Like was that not good enough for you? Another thing that I didn't expect was anyone to save us, let alone BOO RADLEY coming to our rescue. The infamous Boo, the man I have been wondering about for a long time. I guess it takes tragedies for good things to happen sometimes. By tragedies of course I mean a man attacking us in the woods at nighttime, not that fact that Bob Ewell is dead. That is no where near a tragedy. In fact, I wouldn't have had that situation end any other way. I finally got to meet the man I have been wondering about for quite sometime, and a pedophile that sexually harassed his own daughter and blamed it on a black man is dead. All-in-all, I'd call it a good day.