Examples Of Compassion In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Mockingbird” shows that even the most manipulative characters are worthy of compassion when they are victims, however the most despicable characters who are truly dishonest do not deserve compassion. Mayella Ewell lies about Tom raping her however she deserves compassion because of her tough life. Mrs Dubose is a horrendous old woman who shouts rude comments to the Finch family but she deserves compassion because of her courage. Bob Ewell is truly dishonest and does not care about anyone but himself, therefore he does not deserve compassion. The most despicable characters, although they lie, still deserves compassion. The Ewell’s are the second last family in the hierarchy in Maycomb, just above the Negroes. Mayella Ewell is the daughter of Bob Ewell. Mayella’s action and false information ends up sending Tom Robinson to an unjust imprisonment and eventually costs Tom his life. …show more content…

Bob Ewell was a despicable character, but unlike the others, he does not deserve the slightest bit of compassion. The Ewell’s have been “the disgrace of Maycomb for three generations”. Bob Ewell was an alcoholic and he spent the family relief cheques on alcohol. He never cared for his children and Mayella, being the oldest, had to care for her siblings all on her own. Mr Ewell beat and sexually abused Mayella and then blamed Tom Robinson instead. When Mr Gilmer was questioning Mr Ewell and asked him if he was the father of Mayella Ewell, his response was; “Well, if I ain’t I can’t do nothing about it now, her ma’ dead”. Mr Ewell’s shows no emotion and his response shows that he doesn’t care about Mayella. All he wants to do is get Tom Robinson, an innocent Negro, into trouble and doesn’t care who he hurts on the way. Ewell is strongly for racial prejudice and he “despises Negroes”. Mr Ewell’s character does not deserve compassion because he is an all-round despicable man who is truly dishonest and

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