How Does Mayella Ewell Use Gender In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird”, Harper Lee categorizes power using class, race and gender. Mayella Ewell, living in Maycomb, Alabama, starts allegations that Tom, a poor-Negro man of rape. Living in the South during the 1930s could have been difficult but Mayella, a white women can make it. (“DBQ is Mayella Ewell powerful?” 19) states “-that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro men are not to be trusted around are women….”, meaning she will most likely win the trial because of her race.
Gender to Ms.Ewell is a powerful topic. Being a female and white are the perfect combinations at the time. But, though she is a lady she does not know how to be treated like one. In (“DBQ is Mayella Ewell powerful?”
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