Bob Ewell's Evil In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The fictional story, To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee includes an evil character, Bob Ewell. The story takes place in Maycomb, a southern town in Alabama in the 1930s. The Ewell family is among the poorest in Maycomb, and is low on Maycomb’s social hierarchy. The family name is not very reputable. Bob Ewell is a drunken father of the family. In the part two of the book, Tom Robinson, a black man is accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. The social norm of this time was to respect whites, and treat blacks differing. Therefore, it was a sin for Tom to disrespect Mayella. Atticus Finch, a lawyer and respected white man fought for Tom and bravely tried as his lawyer. On trial, there was evidence that Bob Ewell, Mayella’s father beat, and raped her. Bob committed unrightful actions to his daughter,…show more content…
For one, Bob Ewell’s family name is low in the social hierarchy. His family isn’t reputable. In addition, he is known to abuse alcohol which causes him to act irrational. Therefore, these factors could lead to Bob Ewell accusing an innocent black man, Tom Robinson of raping his daughter. Meanwhile, the evidence shows that himself was committing these bad crimes to his very own daughter. Not only did Bob Ewell committed a sinful act against his family, he blamed his actions on someone else. Obviously, his actions display how he committed evil actions. In addition, he fought and harassed people who he opposed of. This includes Tom’s lawyer and his family, his own family, and townspeople. He was rated sixth on the evil scale because of the unjust actions that he caused, and committed. On the scale, he is more evil than those who made a bad punishment or less important, irrational decisions. However, Bob Ewell is less evil than those who killed one, or a mass of people. Bob Ewell committed unjust crimes towards the people of
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