He is accused by Mayella Ewell of rape. I walk toward the witness stand, terrified. Atticus Finch, Harper Lee, Monroeville, Alabama 1179 Words 3 Pages Calpurnia, Dill Harris, Aunt Alexandria, Boo Radley, Bob and Mayella Ewell, and Tom Robinson. All around us and in the balcony on the opposite wall, the Negroes were getting to their feet… Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Mayella Ewell is pressured by society to display herself as a compulsive prejudice white woman.
Bob Ewell was certain that the one advantage he would have to Tom Robinson in a town of prejudice and discrimination, was being white. For example in 1931 when Harper Lee was five, nine black men were accused of Raping two white women. This is highlighted through the poor and struggling family of the Ewells. Alabama was the most racist part of the south everything was separated and blacks were treated like dirt that the whites walked on. I will also be looking at how the community of Maycomb acts towards outsiders. In The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee there is clear evidence of prejudice against the blacks. Discuss how the economic stresses of the time added to social tensions in To Kill a Mockingbird.
Even though Atticus Finch knew since the beginning that the case would be unfair and he would lose it, he did all he could for winning the trial. She can't attend school because she has to take care of her younger siblings, especially when her father leaves on days-long drinking binges. I don't have to take his sass. Mayella had been attracted to Tom, and she acted on her emotions by kissing him. How do they treat and contribute to the human mankind? Her class actuates more than just how she reacts to this, it also determines how much power she is able to obtain.
Ewell then finds the sheriff, Heck Tate, and tells him that his daughter has been raped and beaten by Tom. He was just walking by and got asked to help a girl out so he did because he felt sorry for her. Miss Maudie is an old lady that lives down the road from Atticus and his two children: Jem and Scout. If he were to agree to a liaison with her, then he would remain at her beck and call for the rest of his life. The fact that there was a bigger, more powerful being forcing her to act a certain way scared her. Many people of the town of Maycomb, Alabama dislike the Finches because Atticus is educated, because of the way that Atticus is raising his children and also for his attitudes towards segregation and racial equality.
Upon revising the book, she made it into one of the best selling novels around. Atticus Finch, Black people, Harper Lee 1499 Words 4 Pages novel, and is shown through the children, Jem, Scout, and Dill. He makes ethical decisions about social justice and uses his comprehensive knowledge to further his cause. The character that appealed to me the most throughout the entire novel was Scout Finch. Well, she's probably afraid of her father. Ewell was talking to Mr. Mayella could be described as disgusting because she is an Ewell and they are very poor dirty people and also the way she treats people is dirty p.
To me, violence is only acceptable in the most extreme conditions, because there will always be violence somewhere in the world. In the exposition, Scout Finch introduces Maycomb as town where nothing exciting happens, but throughout the novel we see many situations which have directly impacted the society. The second mistake she made was lying in court. Mayella's account includes Tom beatin. That nigger yonder took advantage of me an' if you fine fancy gentlemen don't wanta do nothin' about it then you're all yellow stinkin' cowards, stinkin' cowards, the lot of you. Harper Lee, Monroeville, Alabama, Northern Mockingbird 891 Words 3 Pages Jessi Machnik Ms.
They all have qualities that make them unique in their own ways. They're a white family that lived by the dump. Trash of Maycomb County, is what the Ewell family was considered. Mayella is not given the amount of respect that any woman deserved, but she is given even little because of other circumstances. Some examples of characters being racist is when Mrs. Loneliness is the main reason why Mayella throws herself on Tom Robinson.
She's involved in an incestuous and abusive relationship, but she doesn't have anywhere to go or anyone to help her. She is someone who does not want her identity to be associated with the Ewells. While people believed it was Robinson, Mayella gained positive attention as the poor white woman raped by the insidious black man. This book is set during the depression, so it is kind of hard for people to live with going through this time period. Burris Ewell, the son of Bob Ewell, shows how bad his living conditions are. Choose a character from To Kill a Mockingbird, to write about.
Prejudice is linked with ideas of fear superstition and injustice. Maycomb, a racist town, exemplify this discrimination, imperiously judging others they view as being dissimilar from themselves. This is evidently proven through the characters of Mayella Ewell, the children Jem and Scout, and finally, Atticus Finch. The negative influences which Jem and Scout experience, including the racially charged case of Tom Robinson, lead the children to have a new, more experienced perspective on human nature. A jury of twelvewhites has reached a verdict that Tom Robinson, a black male, raped Mayella Ewell,a white woman.