How Does Mayella Ewell Present Poverty In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Racism, Poverty, and Domestic Violence in 1933 Racism, Poverty, and Domestic violence is an example of the book To Kill a Mockingbird. Racism is a way of discrimination between different colored people. In this book the person that represents racism Aunt Alexandra. She discriminates Calpurnia do to her skin color, and race. Poverty is to be very poor. In this book, the Cunningham’s and the Ewells represent poverty because they are very poor, therefore, they have to do many things for their families. The last thing that is an example of this book is domestic violence. Mayella Ewell is the main character that represents this because she was “beaten” by Tom Robinson in her accusation. Racism, is the first thing that comes to mind in this chapter. In this story, and chapter that represent racism…show more content…
“Yes, he hit-- I just don’t remember… it all happened so quick”(Lee 248). In this sentence Mayella is stating that she was abused by Tom Robinson. Therefore, when her father gets drunk we honestly don’t know if he abuses of Mayella, his daughter. This statement means that Mayella has been abused by someone we don’t know yet, however, Mayella blames Tom Robinson for abusing and raping her. While being in court, Mayella is explaining that Tom Robinson has supposably rapped her by going into her house, and going started touching her. However, when Tom Robinson would pass by Mayella ‘s house she would ask him to do a job for her she couldn’t do and she would sometimes pay him a nickel. In conclusion, the book To Kill a Mockingbird has a lot racism, poverty and domestic violence. Jem and Scout so far face racism when Lula discriminates them at the church. The Cunninghams and the Ewells are examples of families of poverty. Mayella is the main person that represents domestic- violence by her father because when he is drunk. She also gets abused by Tom Robinson, an african american guy that works in the
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