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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Bob Ewell is an unemployed drunk who is the father of Mayella Ewell and her younger siblings. Mayella’s family is so poor that her and her siblings only go to school on the first day just to mark their appearance, because they need to spend their time hunting for food. Since they don’t attend school they barely get an education. When Bob Ewell has the opportunity to spend money on food or clothes he takes advantage of it and spends it on alcohol. In the town of Maycomb they only made it this far because of their skin color.
Meaning that a left handed person would have had to beaten her. It then came to me that Tom’s left arm was defective from birth. Just as that thought processed into my brain, Tom’s Lawyer, Atticus pointed out that Bob Ewell was left handed. This crime would have been 1,000 times easier for Mr. Ewell to commit than it would have been for
In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, a controversial trial between a white family and a black man during the Great Depression is depicted. Bob Ewell, who lives in a run down house by a dumpster, comes home to see his daughter, Mayella, being taken advantage of by Tom Robinson. When their case arrives in court, Tom Robinson argues that he was merely trying to help Mayella Ewell when she tried to kiss him. Although Mr. Robinson was found guilty, Bob Ewell still wants revenge on the attorney representing Tom Robinson, Atticus, and decides to attack his children.
In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout and Jem Finch live in the small town known as Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. Over time, Scout learns about the town’s true identity. She and Jem are forced to work for Mrs. Dubose, an old woman who seems to hate children. Accompanying this, Scout and Jem are stuck fearing the lunatic who only comes out from his rickety old home at night, Boo Radley. Atticus Finch, Jem and Scout’s father, was appointed as a lawyer to help defend Tom Robinson, a struggling black man who was framed for abusing Mayella Ewell.
Tom Robinson, a black man with a crippled left hand, is an outcast in society due to the color of his skin. When accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a traumatized white girl, the town views him as an abomination to society. As Tom’s defense lawyer, Atticus Finch calls out the town on their racial judgments as he states, “...confident that you gentlemen would go along with them on the assumption-the evil assumption-that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings…” (Lee 232). A majority of the white community believes that Tom is a monster due to the color of his skin, therefore, when he is accused of raping Mayella, this intensifies.
For instance, determination in Bob Ewell is involved in a variety of situations throughout the story. Bob Ewell is determined to be victorious in the case between his daughter, Mayella, and Tom Robinson. He is there for her to guide her through it alongside their lawyer, Mr. Gilmer. It is thought to be that Tom Robinson rapes Mayella Ewell one day. Bob Ewell arrives to the scene and sees Tom raping Mayella which leads to where Tom panics and runs off into the distance.
When a person is convicted of false allegations, who are they to tell him he is guilty. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Mr Bob Ewell is accused of many false claims. Bob Ewell is not guilty of the false statements of bigotry, injustice, prejudice, and lack of tolerance that he has been accused of. Bob Ewell was accused of being a bigot, acting intolerant, and showing prejudice although none of these qualities have ever been shown by him. Bob Ewell and his family have had a poor and rough life and have never received any help, “Maycomb’s Ewells lived behind the town garbage dump in what was once a Negro cabin.
Ewell is evil personified. If it were not enough to glean some personal satisfaction with Tom's conviction, and ultimately his death, this drunken, lying, abusive, socially reprehensible man attacks the innocents: Atticus' children Jem and Scout. Justice is served to Bob Ewell at the unlikely, gentle hands of Boo Radley. Next, when Heck Tate realizes that Boo has killed Ewell (not Jem, as
In this town, the prejudiced jury refused to accept the obvious facts revealing Tom’s innocence. Nonetheless, Atticus strongly defended him, while consequently humiliating Bob Ewell and his family in the process. Enraged, Bob threatens Atticus, vowing to do him harm. Atticus, however, did not consider this a serious
Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, and Albert Camus, author of The Stranger, come from very different backgrounds and culture. Studies have shown that their cultures and backgrounds influenced their writing of the novels, granted they claimed that these novels had nothing to do with their passed. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird there is a part in the book when Tom Robinson, a black field hand, accused for raping Bob Ewells daughter, Mayella. When Lee was 10 years old, a white woman near her hometown, Monroeville, AL, falsely accused a black man named Walter Lett, for raping her.
The way Lee describes Bob is non-flattering and in a way that causes instant dislike for the readers, based on him and his lifestyle. She is showing that there are people out there that will put down others to make themselves feel better, just because they don’t have what others do. In this case, Bob Ewell doesn’t have a loving family, no money, no morals and no motive to make himself or his 8 children better, and that all that Atticus has. Whereas the way she represents Atticus in the novel is in a positive way in which makes the people of Maycomb envious of his characteristics and lifestyle. His fairness, equality and courage is what Atticus is known for.
Bob does not value education, we can see this because Bob does not send his daughter to school. Unlike Atticus Bob does not follow the law. Atticus and Bob Ewell don’t just have influence over their children, they also have an influence over the whole town. While Atticus has a positive effect on the town Bob has a negative effect on the town. Atticus influences the town to take in African Americans and make their town bigger, instead of being racists.
Sean Rielly Miss Moore Honors English II-2A 3 October 2015 Mockingbird "This morning Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face, and told him he’d get him if it took the rest of his life."(221) After humiliating Bob Ewell in court, Atticus is threatened by Bob, the town shame, in an attempt to get some dignity back; after his daughter Mayella was allegedly raped by a negro Tom Robinson and Atticus tries to pin the abuse on Bob instead of Tom. Although since Tom is African American the jury voted him guilty and he gets the death penalty, even though most believed him to be innocent. By analyzing Harper Lee’s use of foreshadowing in To Kill a Mockingbird: Bob Ewell threatens Atticus and says he'll get him, Boo
The African American community is more respected than Bob Ewell’s family because they are simply sick people. The Ewells are thought to be the worst “white” family. Bob is an alcoholic and he abuses of his children. They are thought be only be better than blacks because of their skin color. The Ewells live in a black neighborhood and they're know as the scum of Maycomb.