Entry Two: The mob outside the jail
Point of View: Atticus
I close my book, gently setting it down on my lap. They have arrived. They aren’t bad people, however they are dangerous. They have been raised with the belief of supremacy, the inability to respect the differences of one's skin. Frankly, the fact they are going after Tom isn't surprising, these prejudices have been around for centuries and when there is an opportunity to break the chain of hatred they panic. They are here to stop me, but more importantly they are here to stop Tom. To defend him is my duty, not as his lawyer, but as a human being. One should not be subject to the harassment he faces daily, the dull ache of racism present in every aspect of his life. The Cunninghams are respectable, yet they lack respect of human life. Despite the current situation I cannot truly hate them. They are extremely loyal to those who win over their reverence and they have a moral code which they hold close to their hearts. My book sits on my lap as they gaze up at me it reminds me of the eerie calm before a storm.
Entry Four: Boo Radley protects the children
Point of View: Boo Radley
I shudder to a standing, my head aches an’ I feel the anxiety gripping me. I don't regret it though. The man who lies dead in front of me was about to hurt my kids. I watched them grow, I saw em’ mature I have a connection to these children. If I wasn’t there they would be dead and I wouldn't have ever seen ‘em again. No playin around, rolling ‘round in tires, I had to save them.
I lean over, my back throbs dully. I grip the young boy hard, pickin’ him up and carryin’ him to Atticus. My back nearly gives out under the weight of Jem but I shrug a little’ and walk faster. I leave the body and Scout. I hear her tiny footsteps thundering after me. I try not to slow down, but it’s difficult. I cough, wheezing harder and harder until I reach the house. The walls close in on me and I stray away from the bright lights exposing me to the eyes of onlookers. I want to go home, but I need to check to see if the children are safe.