(84-85) When Lily begins to stay at the Boatwrights’ house, she notices May’s unordinary behavior and thinks May is “a touch crazy.” One example of May’s strange behavior is her humming “Oh! Susanna” when something unpleasant, even something as trivial as “tomatoes
She seduced Tom as well as took advantage of his considerate being because she was mistreated. Atticus Finch says, "She is white, and she tempted a Negro. She did something that in our society is unacceptable…" to show that what Mayella did was not right and she knows it. Out of pressures
He took the time to listen to what she was saying and what she was going through, which led him to a better understanding of her psyche and of what she was upset about. I also agree with his thoughts about her not being mad about just the church piano, but being mad about her whole life. “... having a drunkard for a daddy, getting jilted by Mr. McAllister, and being looked on in Cold Sassy as a Yankee outsider.” All of these things are very easy to get mad about and have an outburst over, but when you add in her own community shunning her and taking away something she loves, it all surfaces. Most people would just see it as her acting spoiled because she doesn’t get to do something she is privileged to do anymore, but it is admirable that Will took the time to listen to Miss Love and to understand what she was truly upset
In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, Lee took the minor character of Mayella Ewell and made her into a sympathetic role to her readers in a latent way. Mayella's life at home is told through the story's background and foreshadowing references. This is how Lee made Mayella memorable enough to the reader to know who she is and her family situation without needing her point of view of her side of the story. Once Mayella enters the storyline, her actions will become understandable to the reader and generate sympathy. One way Lee makes Mayella a sympathetic character is how before entering her into the story, one of Mayella's younger siblings was introduced.
Mayella grew up a victim to her fathers disgusting behaviors, making her that much more prepared to play the victim when her father used his intimidation to force her to insist Tom Robinson raped her. Mayella’s father made her a victim by making her think she was worthless and abusing her physically and sexually leaving her to feel like there was nothing she could do in about every situation. Mayella was also heavily influenced by the way that society didn’t care about what the Ewells did because they were so beneath everyone else. Ruby was a young hard worker who had a job at the mill and worked as a prostitute on the side because she needed the money and no one would stop her. Being one of the only white families to live in the negro community, her family was looked down upon and aloud to do whatever because nothing was beneath them.
Although Mayella is powerless when it comes to class and gender, her race ultimately makers her powerful. When it comes to class Mayella is powerless. Mayella and her father live in a dump and not in opulence. When the trial ended Bob Ewell, Mayella’s father thought he’d be a hero, but instead everything turned back to normal. “He thought he’d be a hero, but all he got for his pain was… okay, we’ll convict this Negro but get back to your dump(DocA).”
The use of children in the Sierra Leone Civil War was widespread, with up to 10,000 children taking part in the conflict and up to eighty percent of RUF forces between the ages of seven and fourteen. Ishmael is one of these children. In his memoir, A Long Way Gone, Lieutenant Jabati and his men exploit several techniques to transform these frightened children into ruthless killing machines. They do this through the use of drugs, pop culture, as well as character and emotional manipulation. Tactics like these create habits and addictions that are almost impossible to break.
Mayella, injured beyond repair by the forces of poverty and by the hatred that surrounds her and her family Mayella’s father forces her to lie about what really happened between her and Tom Robinson Although Mayella knows that she can tell the truth about the trial her father forces her to lie about what Tom Robinson really did. All Mayella wants is attention from someone because she has never felt that feeling before because of the way her father treats her. Although Mayella has her flaws, she does not deserve to be harmed and mistreated because truly she has not harmed anyone. This leads to the ultimate act of innocence displayed by Tom
Mayella was was just a poor girl who had never been to school a day in her life and suffered so much abuse from her father, she didn’t give herself the opportunity to be powerful. In a time of oppression and depression Mayella standing up would have been a monumental change but she never seized it and took advantage, she let everyone else take advantage of
She gets in trouble a lot at first because she does not know the rules and customs of an American school. She quickly becomes friends with social outcasts Janis and Damian who warn her to avoid the school’s most popular girls. The popular girls take in interest in her, so Janis asks her to pretend to be friends with the popular girls, so they could mess with them. She
This is an important character trait for Scout, because you can see how much she has learned and grown from this experience. In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Scout is one of the many complex characters. Her main character traits were determination, defensiveness, and understanding. Through the novel Scout got more character traits as she learned and grew as a person.
But she said he took advantage of her, and when she stood up she looked at him as if he were dirt beneath her feet.” Mayella’s loneliness and powerlessness drove her to have an affair with a black man, breaking a societal code. She is a victim of poverty because of the hatred and discrimination occurring in Maycomb. Although some might view Mayella Ewell as a victim, others might view her as a villain because she broke a societal code by attempting to have an affair with a Negro.
Second, there is irony in her name because her name is May. May symbolizes something pure that has youthful nature although she is the complete opposite of this as she betrays her husband. For example lines 1748-1749 defines her as (That she was lyk the brighte morwe of May, Fulfiled of alle beautee and plesaunce). Third, there is also foreshadowing of her character because she does cross the lines of unity and love. For example lines 1782 state (Til fresshe May wol rewen on his peyne).