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What was Max trying to tell the court when he says that "fear and hate and guilt are the keynotes of this drama!"

Bigger was in court . The judge was trying to calm down the crowd .

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I interpret this as the fear and guilt of the nation as the driving force of racism in the country and the wider societal reason Bigger is in his predicament. The sensational aspects of the trial are related to this as well.