Essay on Writing Inspired by To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

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I can only say that no one person has felt my pain, frustration and fear. The moment I walked into that courtroom I was dead. Mr. Finch has done his job and that is it, nothing else can be said. Now as I sit here and listen his words only go in and out, in and out like the line of a fair ride. All I can do is think, think of what it was like to sit in a room knowing my fate.......
When I walked into that room I could hear every word said. It was like a school room, nothing but talk and talk and more talk. I could feel the eyes of a foreign body examining my every curve, not missing a wrinkle or bump. Even when I set down I could feel eyes and the feeling only got worse. To think that I would end up in a courtroom of all places and
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All this was unnecessary and useless. That is a fact it is all useless, why didn't they just kill me on spot and call it a day, it would only be one more colored boy dead.

Hearing my name made my heart drop. I walked up to the stand and told myself that even though it would do no go that I was going to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, that is just what I did. To say that it was easy would be a under statement, in truth it wasn't. It is a position that I would dare not put anyone in. To see so many eyes is like being a fly trapped in the web of a spider. To have outsiders staring at you without flaw is a feeling that will hunt me even in my grave.
As I was asked to tell what had happened that day, my heart jumped again and it was as if my heart was to rip through my skin and fall to the ground. For a brief second I stared at the ground waiting to see my heart beating in front of me, that is the truth.
Even though I stood my ground and told what happened as I saw the look upon Mr. Finch's face I could see hope and to see hope in his eyes was a big eye opener. Something had been made clear to Mr. Finch because he looked like my mama had always looked when I lied, like something had went wrong.
To say that it was a big relief wouldn't be correct because I knew that there was no stopping the case for ending with a death. Only one person is going to be

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