Annalise’s Powerful Closing Argument – How to Get Away with Murder

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I’M no victim, USA. Lennox was right about that, but that’s the only true thing that he said today. So here’s the truth about me: I’ve worn a mask every day of my life in high school. It was a smile that I faked to get boys to. Like me, in law school, I changed my name to sound more in New England. At the law firm I wore heels makeup and a wig, and when I got married I threw myself into becoming a Keating and I was alter creative version of myself that the world would accept, but I’m done. Instead, I stand before you mask off. They tell you the God’s honest. I have done many a bad thing. I’Ve course witnesses got clients to lie on the stand bullied, students to tears, manipulated jurors, like you, but those are not the crimes, I’m being tried for it’s murder, and I am no murderer. What I am is a survivor. I survived getting taunted by the n-word when I was in grade school. I survived the sexual abuse by my uncle when I was 11. I survived losing my first love Eve because I was scared to be gay. Then the death of my son in a car accident, the murder of my husband, then alcoholism, depression, grief and every death leading up to this trial. But today you decide. Am i a bad person? Well, the mask is off so I’m gon na say yes, but am I the mastermind criminal who pulled off a series of violent murders? Hell? No, Who I am, is a 53 year old woman from Memphis Tennessee named Anna Mae Harkness, I’m ambitious black, bisexual, angry, sad, strong, sensitive scared, fierce talented, exhausted, and I am at your mercy.

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