Using both a visual prompt and a thematic link to the novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by exploring the theme of racial inequality and prejudice- I will write a third person observation of a scene in the life of an under-appreciated African American pianist. The short imaginative piece will be driven by the quote “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” with the purpose of highlighting society’s racial prejudices. My audience will be liberal humanists; those who are tolerant and believe in equality.
She sat poised at the mouth of an ebony grand piano, her fingers danced over the ivory smooth keys ensuing harmonious, sweet music that would give even the blackest souls peace.
The sounds of hands clapping filled the air, causing her to shoot her head to the left. A near skeletal blonde woman emerged from the shadows of the curtain. The fragile lady followed the sounds of the pianist’s breathing; approaching her ever so slowly.
‘If one is born without the gift of sight, how can one distinguish dark from light?’ The pianist wondered to herself whilst the brittle lady sluggishly approached the piano bench.
‘And what do they dream about? If they have never seen the setting of the sun at the acme of twilight, the joy in seeing it in others, or even see love flow from one being to another when lips touch? What can the blind see without given the chance in the first place?’
She remembers back to her eighth grade class. They that hear no