WRITER: JONATHAN #H# LIVERPOOL Lee Smith was on his way to town with his girlfriend sharon. Lee was 32 and a postman from mag hull. They were going to town to get some wine for their dinner party that night. Lees car had been taken off him when he had drunk and drove 3 months before, so they were going by train. The station was only a few minutes walk from their flat so they were on the train in time.
The train left the station at 10. 00 am and headed towards town. By twenty past they were there. Lee helped Sharon on to the platform as she had twisted her ankle coming down the stairs earlier that week. She was prone to falling or slipping over.
They walked across the road to an off licence to get the wine for that night. They got a few bottles and went for a bite to eat in Mcdonalds. Nice, this Big Mac. Lee told his girlfriend. Its alright. she replied.
They walked around the shops for a hour or two then headed towards the station. What time are the guests arriving later enquired Lee. I told them to come about five or half five. she answered.
Lee turned his head to look at his watch. Its ten to five now! Run Lee grabbed Sharons arm and ran with her. Sharon hobbled along with him. Slow down Lee, Ive got a bad ankle. We cant, I can hear the train coming now. Lee got to the end of the platform before Sharon.
She eventually caught up with him. She raced up to the end of the platform… her ankle twisted and she fell down onto the track. Noooo oo Lee yelled. He smelt the sickly smell of burning flesh. But the train was still chugging towards her! Lee signalled to the driver to stop but it was pointless.
Thesis: In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the various types of outsiders and the small town of Maycomb contribute to the novel’s Southern gothic motif. All throughout the book Lee introduces us to different kinds of outsiders willing to make a change. During the Tom Robinson trial, Link Deas tells Bob Ewell, “…if I hear one more peep outa my girl Helen about not bein’ able to walk ...
It was only a few yards away from her. Lee closed his eyes as the carriages sped over he body squashing the life out of the already mutilated mound of flesh. As the reality of what he had just witnessed dawned, Lee fell to the ground seeing only blackness before him. Lee couldnt help blaming himself for Sharons death. If only he hadnt been so stupid drinking and driving. They would have been in the car!.