What does atticus lead sheriff tate to remember about mayella ewell's black eye?
When Sheriff Tate is testifying Atticus leads him to remember that Mayella's black eye, and other injuries, are on the right side of her face. This is significant because it implies a left handed attacker, and Tom Robinson's left arm is useless.
When Atticus sees what hand Bob writes with, it can help him clarify who hit Mayella in the eye. Mayella's left eye (if she was facing you) was the eye that had been hit, and when Atticus saw that Bob was left-handed, he figured that Bob could've beat Mayella up himself, holding her shoulder with his right hand and punching with his left. It makes Atticus wonder whether the Ewells are actually telling the truth…
When Bob Ewells met Atticus at the post office he spit in his face, called him names and asked him "Too proud to fight, you 'African American' lovin' *****?" Atticus just walks away. Atticus later tells Jem and Scout not to worry about it because Mr. Ewells just needed to get out his frustration about his reputation being hurt by the trial.
Atticus Finch may be the most religious character in the novel 'To Kill a Mocking Bird' due to the fact he never judges any person - Apart from the Ewells. Atticus comes across as a calm empathetic character. He is the least prejudice character! He may have pre - judged the Ewells, but his job is to judge people (Being a Lawyer).
Why did scout assume that mrs merriweather was talking about mayella when she said well ii always forgive and forget?
No because Atticus is know for defending non whites and the whole of Maycomb knows it. As well as defending Tom against the Ewells (whom Maycomb dislike anyway) The town doesn't mind him defending Tom because the Ewells are known as liars and drunks. So no it doesn't effect his reputation when his reputaion in the first place was defending non whites.
Mayella is one of the antagonists of the story. Lonely to the point that she would even consider seducing a black man, she later tries to remove of all evidence of her gulit by accusing him of rape, which sentences him to death. Mayella is one of the lowest of the whites in the story. The Ewells do not have money, wealth, or respect from the townsflolk and Bob, their father, is known for being…
He is trying to show the court that Mr. Ewell is left-handed. Therefore, it would be easy for him in give Mayella her injuries since they were on the right side of her face. Also, Tom Robinson's left arm is crippled due to a cotton gin accident. Therefore, it would have bee almost impossible for Tom to cause Mayella's injuries.
Why does Atticus say that the law is rigid for common folk but it is bent in certain ways for the Ewells?
Mayella Ewells accused Tom Robinson, the defendant of the case, of raping her. For those of you who don't know what rape is, it's when someone sexually assaults someone else for no apparent reason. Wrong, rape is "an assault by a person involving sexual intercourse with another person without that person's consent".
Mr. Robert (Bob) Ewell is the father of Mayella Violet Ewell. He beat his daughter after seeing her trying to kiss Tom Robinson (a young adult African - American). Bob Ewell is a character from To Kill a Mockingbird, who accuses a black man (Tom Robinson) of abusing his daughter, after Ewell had done it himself. The Ewells are a poor family because any money that Bob makes he spends on whiskey. Later he attacks…
Bob Ewell's credibility and pride was taken away after the trial when Atticus wiped the floor with his lies. Bob tried to show Atticus up and scare him and show him he was tough and Atticus didn't have an impact on him. Atticus told Scout and Jem because not only did he want to warn them, he wanted them to witness Bob's behavior so they wouldn't act like that as adults
They are very dirty. The children only attend the first day of school and never go back again. They have lice and they live with no mother. Mr. Bob Ewell is a very angry and condescending man. Bob and his eldest daughter Mayella play a important role in the book. their are poor people who live out by the dump. the old mans a drunk, his wife died and the eldest daughter cares for the…
It says it on the back of some books. It is on page 103. He says "Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." My class thought of it like this... Shoot all the Bob Ewells you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a Tom Robinson.
he went by the ewells house every day to get to work, cos he did not know of any other route. he went to their house cos mayella Ewell asked him to bust up a chiffarobe (which meant to chop up a wardrobe). he did it for free, cos he felt sorry for her, as she had no one else to help her and shee seemed lonely. he was then accused of raping her.
Because Bob Ewell is a notorious blacksheep around the town, known for his violence and filthy drinking habits. The Ewells are very poor and live on the outskirts of town which makes normal human interaction very difficult. Besides being part of her outcast family, Bob would never let Mayella have any friends due to his controlling nature. all of this isolation is what ultimately drives Mayella to seek the companionship of Tom Robinson