He also has a strong belief in justice, as exemplified when he defends Atticus from the Cunningham mob by having his double barrel shotgun loaded and ready to shoot them. Ewell lived in disgusting, self- inflicted poverty and abused and neglected his children he was still more respected than any of the black people in Maycomb. However importantly he shows how prejudice is passed on from parent to child. Lesson Summary Bob and Mayella Ewell are members of the notoriously awful Ewell family that live in Maycomb. Crawford is one of the first on the scene after a loud gunshot is heard behind the Radley house. The son of her son, Henry Hancock.
He beat his daughter after seeing her trying to kiss Tom Robinson a young adult African - American. She is hated by the children, who run by her house to avoid her. Atticus is assigned to defend him, and stands up to a intent on exacting their own justice against him before the trial begins. After sitting and talking with Scout briefly, Boo retreats into his house, and Scout never sees him again. He behaves rudely when she tells him to go home, wash his hair, and come back clean the next day. He is an easy target and the kids play games about him and make up rumors.
After the trial, Miss Maudie points out to the children that the judge had tried to help Tom by appointing Atticus to the case instead of Maxwell Green, the new, untried lawyer who usually received court-appointed cases. Ewell was left-handed, and Tom couldn't even use his left-hand. Ewells says that after he heard the screams he dropped his sticks and ran to the house but got caught on a fence on the way. Scout says that the Ewells house looked like a daycare for the mentally ill because toys were strewn in the yard and all the toys were broken and picked from the trash. Miss Jean Louise, stand up.
The Ewells are a poor family, in which they do not like Tom Robinson. She sees their rescuer, Boo Radley, standing in the corner of the room. However, she is frequently harassed by devout , who tell her that her enjoyment of gardening is a sin. It is implied, and evidence suggests, that he was the one who abused his daughter Mayella, not Tom Robinson the African American man accused of doing so. But in this case she was no child hiding stolen contraband: she struck out at her victim—of necessity she must put him away from her—he must be removed from her presence, from this world.
Cunningham leads the lynch mob that comes after Tom Robinson, but Scout manages to stop them by talking to him about his son. He owns and also publishes The Maycomb Tribune. Ewell arrested if he keeps bothering her. I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time… it's because he wants to stay inside. Atticus wipes his face and leaves. They have no money, no education, and no breeding. The trial and events following exposed the children to the dark shadows of racial stereotyping and cruel injustice.
Through their father's work as a lawyer, Scout and Jem begin to learn of the and evil in their town, aggravated by poverty; they mature quickly as they are exposed to it. One of the most dramatic scenes shows a lynch mob facing Atticus, who is all by himself on the jailhouse steps the night before Tom Robinson's trial. This event underscores how thoroughly the justice system has failed Tom and the black community of Maycomb. Scout describes him as being sickly white, with a thin mouth, thin and feathery hair, and grey eyes, almost as if he were blind. Boo Radley was an old man in the book.
Close to the ending of the novel, Mayella Ewell testifies against Tom Robinson, in which she says that he touched her and treated her rudely. We also see how the county of Maycomb cruelly discriminates against the black community even though they are more respectable than people like the Ewells. Boo Radley was one of the more different characters in the book To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus is forced to shoot Tim Johnson before he reaches the Radley House or attacks anyone. After taking the teenagers to court, Mr. The image Lee is trying to form of these people is made very obvious by her use of details.
Ewell said that he would. Despite Atticus' skilled defense, the jury's racial prejudices lead them to find Tom guilty. Ewell by asking him if Mayella was his daughter. She is spoken about a few times. At the Halloween pageant afterwards, Cecil was a cow.