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BC: Created by Matthew Eimer and Michael Brummett Mrs. Mosier's 4th Hour AS English 9 5/18/11 Picture Citations below. | Work Cited Murray, By Noel. "The Andy Griffith Show, “The Sermon For Today” | TV | A Very Special Episode | The A.V. Club." The A.V. Club. Web. 12 May 2011.
FC: Underwood in Maycomb
1: As a writer for theMaycomb Tribune, I would like to formally introduce myself to whoever this may concern. I, as stated previously, am a journalist for the Maycomb Tribune. I break News Stories and inform this great town of the happenings elsewhere. I would consider myself quite intelligent, and an enemy of no one for certain. My opinions may not be politically correct, but they are none the less, my own and not reviewed by other at our corporation. | Mr. Underwood
2: This is Atticus Finch, the poor mn who has to defend Tom. He's the best lawyer in the whole state, but he knows as well as everybody else that there's no way they can win this case against a white jury. Of course he'll try, though. He's never been one to quit, and he's sharper than a tack. I respect his intelligence, his mindset on things, and the way he raises his children.
3: Sheriff Heck Tate is another one of the level- headed, sharp- witted men of this town. He and Atticus seem to work together on near everything. | Heck seems mighty apprehensive on the whole case, though, like he might not know where he stands on the issue. Myself, I can't say that I totally agree with the Ewells, they're just not trustworthy folks, being who they are and all.
4: The Robinson Trial The night before this historic event, from the viewpoint of a citizen of Maycomb at least, was a miracle that no one was injured in any way. Those fools who think that they can impose their racial hierarchy upon anyone who dares oppose the white race, is a fool. The group of men who came to hang Tom Robinson lack common sense, which from my perspective seems to be less and less common among society now-a-days. But thats besides the point, those men had no right to even think about murdering Tom, and thank the Lord that Atticus' children were there to break up what would've become a bloody night for sure.
5: The Trial The fallacy that some racially challenged white men show is astounding to me. As a man who believes that our Lord created everyone equally, negros included, this is not lawful. To imagine even being in Tom's shoes, to see the happenings and progression on this trial would be unbearable to me. To see an innocent man, convicted, almost murdered, and to be "proved" guilty makes me sick. Every time I think about it I become disgusted.
6: Typewriter Being Underwood's tool of choice to proclaim his opinion to the people of Maycomb, a typewriter in those days was powerful. He used it to write editorials that showed his heart and actual feelings to everyone who read them. This must have been invaluable to him at the time, and might have been for his entire life, it may have become his way of expressing his feelings, instead of the usual way of communication through speech.
7: Feasible Protection To Mr. Underwood usually a gun would not be something held in his own hands, ready to use. But in the case of protecting Tom from the angry mob of white supremisits, this was the best way to protect him if things turned violent. To Mr. Underwood, this was not something that he wanted to use, it was something he had to have ready to use. He was relieved to not have had to use it, but knew why he had to have it on hand. To protect Tom's rights to live and go to trial to prove his innocence.
8: "I had to Mr. Finch"(Lee 158). This quote is referring to Underwood being ready to use his shotgun to protect both Atticus and Tom from the angry mob that was going to come regardless of how much they pleaded for Tom's life.
9: The Meaning The quote on the previous page shows how Underwood knew that Tom was entitled to equality with white people. In terms of realizing a social trend, which at time was racsism. Underwood knew that Tom was not guilty and that someone or someones were going to try to kill him, he knew that he was the one besides Atticus that could and was willing to protect him.