Forgot your password?  

Gideon's Trumpet Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5 Summary

Anthony Lewis
This Study Guide consists of approximately 46 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Gideon's Trumpet.
This section contains 1,324 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Gideon's Trumpet Study Guide

Chapter 5 Summary and Analysis

Fortas finds that opening and closing arguments are not recorded and the jury is not given any instruction regarding the requirements for determining Gideon's guilt before being released to deliberate. During the trial, the prosecution calls a man named Henry Cook who says that he saw Gideon in the poolroom at five-thirty on the morning of June 3, and that he had a bottle of wine in his hand. Cook says he saw Gideon go down the street, use a pay phone and leave in a cab. Then Cook realized that the "front was off the cigarette machine" and the moneybox empty. Gideon asks what Cook is doing out at that time of the morning and he says he's returning from a dance. Fortas notes that a lawyer would have followed up on Cook's relationship to Gideon and his reason for being on the streets, but...

(read more from the Chapter 5 Summary)

This section contains 1,324 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Gideon's Trumpet Study Guide
Copyrights
Gideon's Trumpet from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook