To Kill a Mockingbird Persuasive Letter

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3 Mockingbird Lane

Maycomb, AL 12345

July 21, 1935

BB Underwood

23 Main Street

Maycomb, AL 12345

Dear Mr. Underwood,

I am very angry with the outcome of Tom Robinson’s trial. He is obviously innocent, and my father, Atticus Finch, showed everyone in that courtroom it was outright impossible for Mr. Robinson to hurt Mayella like that. If more men in this world were like my daddy we wouldn’t have near as many equality issues. The reason Tom’s verdict was guilty was because it was a white man, Mr. Bob Ewell, against a black man, Tom. This is not right; Tom was not given a fair trial.

I believe Tom Robinson’s account for a few reasons. One, Tom Robinson’s left hand is crippled and not usable. Two, he is a polite, hardworking gentleman, and three; there is no medical evidence that Tom raped Mayella Ewell. Tom could not have gripped Mayella’s neck all around, because he cannot use his left hand. Also, it was Mayella’s right eye that was blacked, so it would have been someone who’s dominant hand is their left. Mayella’s testimony was confusing and she seemed conflicted in answering whether Tom had really hit her; while Tom’s testimony was clear and believable. Tom had done multiple odd jobs for Mayella when she asked, and never charged her a cent, therefore making him kind, and a gentleman. When this incident supposedly occurred a doctor was never called, so there is no medical evidence that says rape occurred.

I believe this case should be appealed immediately. Tom Robinson is innocent and the jury was biased by white men who must get rid of their prejudice. It says in the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal. It does not say white men are superior. Justice must be shown through this case so everyone may see who is the real criminal.


Jem Finch