Bob Ewell suffers no guilt for the lies he spreads due to his abusive behavior, unprincipled mindset and prejudiced outlook. She is excessively preoccupied with the idea of making her reclusive neighbor Boo Radley come out of the house. Lesson Summary Bob and Mayella Ewell are members of the notoriously awful Ewell family that live in Maycomb. She grew up at Finch's Landing and moved with Atticus to Maycomb. Grace Merriweather A devout Methodist, Mrs. I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial, if he had any to begin with.
The story takes place in a small southern town where prejudice is a way of life. Mayella needed to be manipulative to convince the jury that she was raped. As you well know, Mayella's actions have significant consequences. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. At 19, her future is set. Though having gained the reputation of a lunatic, Boo is basically a harmless, well-meaning person; childlike in behavior sometimes, and as Jem and Scout realize, hankering for some love and affection. His statement of Tom's supposed crime is couched in the most offensive terms possible, calculated to stir up people's emotions and fears to evidence-ignoring levels of irrationality.
Aunt Alexandra, in underlining the moral of young Sam Merriweather's suicide, said it was caused by a morbid streak in the family. Tom Robinson is a very gentle soft-spoken person and happily married with kids. In the story Ewell initially is friends with , a lawyer. Bob Ewell is thought of as the most despicable man in all of Maycomb, except for its black residents, who the racists of the town think are worse than anyone else. One of the first things to consider about a character in a novel or story is the consistency of the character throughout the entire novel.
Only 19 years old and powerless, she's forced to raise her siblings in squalor. It has its upstanding citizens who obey the law and demand justice. She got him into her house to fix the hinges on the door. Bob Ewell becomes an important character in the novel after he accuses Tom Robinson, a black man, of raping and beating his daughter Mayella. The children fear he will do something to hurt their father.
Character Analysis Atticus Atticus is the father of Jem and Scout. The reader knows… I am reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Refusal He realizes the attention that this case will bring, and that it will expose his family to the cruelty of society. Tom felt empathy towards Mayella the way Atticus would for anyone, and Scout saw that in him. Braxton Bragg Underwood The owner, editor, and printer of The Maycomb Tribune. By accusing Tom of rape, Bob Ewell gets his 15 minutes of fame in Maycomb and assumes the trial will paint him to be some sort of a local hero.
Ewell's ego is shown to be very large and dominant. On top of everything else, Bob physically and emotionally abuses his oldest daughter, who is largely responsible for raising her siblings. What would it take for Ewell to overcome his background and become a more tolerant person? A friend of Scout and Jem Calpurnia The Finches' cook Miss Maudie Atkinson Neighbor and friend to the Finches Aunt Alexandra Atticus's sister Mayella Ewell Bob's daughter. Earlier in the story, Bob had caught Mayella and Tom together, and therefore went absolutely berserk, beating Mayella and blaming the entire thing on Tom. Bob Ewell is racist and hates black people, and now Atticus is on the black side, Mr. Her father knew what she did and beat her. This leads to Tom's death and the attack after the Halloween pageant as well as a whole assortment of other events which shape Scout to become the person she is at the end of the novel.
This shows that Bob is asking for trouble and has no boundries when it comes to being dark and showing no mercy. Body Paragraph A: Identify the type of character you are going to analyze: think about the Elements worksheet. Respect for others is as foreign to Ewell as personal hygiene. Although Atticus knows what the verdict will be, he promises to do everything he can for Tom. In the play The Crucible many of the characters learn things about themselves as well as others. When describing the relations between David and her, they were going on a date and Susan absolutely despised the fact that David would pay. Ewell at Tom Robinson's trial.
. Throughout the novel, he demonstrates…. Francis Hancock Aunt Alexandra's grandson. Boo Radley is a mockingbird because even though the entire town spreads nasty rumours and lies about him, he is a true gentleman at heart. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. Throughout the entire novel, Susan Fletcher is the most dynamic and consistent character. Tom Robinson Tom is a young, harmless, innocent, hardworking black.
When reading a novel, small attributes and details frequently become important as the plot progresses. Personal life Ewell appears to be an abusive father. She is his black cook and disciplinarian for the children. Scout is a tomboy who would rather solve problems with her fists than with her head. But even Aunt Alexandra comes down from her presumptuous pedestal by the end of the novel. Eula May The local telephone operator.
It hints at the fact if whether of not she has actually forgiven her husband, or if she only stay with him because that is what society demanded of her during the time of the play. He was doomed from the moment he was born a Ewell. The most basic version has 12 steps, while more detailed versions can have up to 17. Like most people in similar situations, Bob and Mayella would like to better their station in life. If they don't gain more respect from the community, at least Bob won't have to live with talk in the black community about a white woman making a play for a married black man. He serves only as a means of vengeance, convenient to use at the moment. There's not a single white man in Maycomb who's not above Ewell in the community hierarchy, so he turns venomously on anyone he can put below him: African-Americans and women.