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Right up front, near the defendant and witnesses.
With the Idlers Club: a group of old men who go to the court house every day because they have nothing better today.
With Reverend Sykes up in the "Coloured balcony."
That Mayella Ewell had a black eye on her left.
That Mayella Ewell had a black eye on her right.
That Mayella Ewell had a black eye on her left and had bruises all around her throat.
That Mayella Ewell had a black eye on her right and had bruises all around her throat.
Behind the town dump, in an old Negro cabin.
In a village outside Maycomb.
In the centre of Maycomb.
That Bob Ewell can actually write.
That Bob Ewell is right-handed and could have caused Mayella's injuries.
That Bob Ewell is left-handed and could have caused Mayella's injuries.
Atticus. She cries.
Mr Gilmer. She cries.
Atticus. She gets angry.
Mr Gilmer. She is reticent with her answers and then cries.
Stand up so the jury and court can see that he has a 'small shrivelled' left hand. It would have been impossible for him to have caused Mayella's injuries.
Not interrupt the court.
Stand up so the jury and court can see that he has a 'small shrivelled' right hand. It would have been impossible for him to have caused Mayella's injuries.
It was a birth defect.
He had polio as a child.
He got it caught in Dolphus Raymond's cotton-picking machinery as a boy.
Burst into real tears.
Ran out of the courtroom.
Harper Lee's cinematic style. This passage allows the reader to imagine a close-up in their mind.
The episodic nature of the novel.
To show that he is not guilty.
To show that he has nothing to hide, and to show the court that he is respectable and honest.
To make the court feel sorry for him.
It's not the truth.
He knows that the court will be angry and outraged at what he says.
It makes it realistic.
It makes the atmosphere claustraphobic and intense, raising tension.
It's easier for the reader to follow.
It's part of her cinematic style - often films are dialogue-heavy.
"thin" and "cry"
"thick" and "sick"
"thin and "unhappy"
"thick" and "cry"
"thin" and "sick"