Atticus Finch And Bob Ewell Analysis

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At a first glance, Atticus Finch, and Bob Ewell, both characters from Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” novel, don’t have a thing in common, but they do. Like most people, Atticus and Bob have similarities and differences in the way they live their lives and the way they treat others around them. The novel takes place in the “tired old town” of Maycomb Alabama in the years of 1933-1935. The way Atticus Finch and Bob Ewell treat the people around them, such as their family, and the people in town differs between the two of them, but there are some similarities Atticus treats his children, Calpurnia, and the town well, but the way he treats his sister is a little different from everyone else. Atticus is a lawyer and for that reason, he tries to treat everyone as fairly as he can, without race and social status. “Atticus’s voice was even:‘Alexandra, Calpurnia’s not leaving this house until she wants to […] and you’ll simply have to accept things the way they are […].’”p.182. This citation shows how Atticus treats his sister while defending Calpurnia, a black woman. “‘Now I mean it, Scout, you antagonize Aunty and I’ll- I’ll spank you.’ “p.184. This citation shows how Atticus can become aggressive and can threaten his…show more content…
Bob is a racist person, and he can sometimes treat his children poorly. Bob often tries to insult the people of colour when they pass by his house. “’and their paw’s right contentious.’”p.36. This passage shows how Bob’s children, along with the rest of the Maycomb children think of him and his actions.”Tom Robinson shut his eyes tight.‘He says you goddamn whore, I’ll kill ya.’”p.260. This is an example of how Bob Ewell can sometimes become abusive and treat his children poorly. Although Boat he did, he could have been scared for Mayella’s sake and what could have happened if Mayella had let
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