Most of black people of Maycomb in the 1930swere terrorized of committing some crime because they could be lynched for a crime they did not commit or do. One example of the book in chapter 18 was the start of the trial of Tom Robinson who was accused of rape and was in fear of being lynched for a crime he did not do. The main meaning of to Kill a Mocking Bird is to show how black people were being thought of as non-human simply because of their skin color. Tom Robinson’s trial began at chapter 18 and he feared of being lynched. He was accused by Bob Ewell because his daughter told him the Tom Robinson was the one who raped her.
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.
When he was a child, Rufus is sweet but ill-tempered when his mother spoils him but father ignores him. When he grows older, slavery affects him and he becomes prideful, demanding, and cruel to his slaves. He does not treat his slaves well and makes Alice his mistress against her will. Rufus tries to make Alice his mistress against her will and blackmail Dana to let Alice sleep
“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy… That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee is set in the racist county of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930s. All different types of people live in this town, the gossips, the unwanted, the misjudged and so on. Arthur Radley otherwise known as Boo is misunderstood and misjudged throughout the story. Categorized as a monster, life was hard for him so he always stayed inside. Tom Robinson, a black man living in very racist times, also had it hard.
Abigail flirts with him, in attempt to have him for one last night, and it’s obvious Proctor has an arduous time pushing her away. He overcomes this struggle, trying to stay committed to his already upset wife, but he had already committed a treacherous sin. John Proctor had to live the rest of his days with the loathsome guilt towards himself. Throughout the novel, John Proctor debates whether or not he is an honest man. Even though he keeps his sin a secret from the rest of the town, his wife knows that he’s an adulterer.
Although Jaimito seems sweet and the perfect fit for Dede, he is quickly criticized. His marriage with Dede becomes bitter, argumentative and abusive. In one instance, he “grabbed her by the wrists and shoved her on the bed,”(176). As well as abusing his wife, he controls her and doesn’t allow her to be too involved in the revolution like her sisters and their husbands are. Throughout the book, Jaimito is controlling his wife's actions and constantly questioning her, which doesn’t cause him to seem like a great husband or even a kindhearted person.
In a county like Maycomb, it is frowned upon to talk to another black man about things other than business so when Dolphus gets married to a black woman the town is outraged. They question his sanity and bother him frequently about his life decisions. As a result, Dolphus pretends to be drunk so people will have an illusive reason about his life. Due to the racial tension in Maycomb, Dolphus Raymond has to act A certain way for his life choices to be considered normal because normally drunk people make stupid decisions. Given these points, racism has a negative effect on many characters in the story To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Everybody in their town knows that the Ewell family is like, they are dirty, poor, raunchy, and unkempt. They live by a dump and in the book it was talking about their house and it said, “four tiny rooms opening onto a shotgun hall, the cabin rested uneasily upon four irregular lumps of limestone… merely open spaces in the walls… greasy strips of cheesecloth to keep out the varmints that feasted on Maycomb’s refuse." This is an example of how bad of a life Mayella has had. The majority of the people in this time period were poor but the Ewells were at the very bottom of this system. All of these reasons show why Mayella would be so desperate for attention that she would kiss and try to get Tom to like her and then accuse him of
Power? Power is the ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality. Many people have power like the President, parents, the law, but not as much power as of what happens in the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” This story is about a great trial involving a man named Tom Robinson and a lady name Mayella. The story is based on a trial because the man Tom Robinson was accused of rape and the beating of Mayella. Mayella is going to be powerful and powerless.
She has an older brother named Jem and a father named Atticus. Her father is a lawyer and he is defending a man of color named Tom Robinson, that is being accused of raping a white woman named Mayella Ewell. Maycomb is greatly divided by race and there is a set of unwritten racial rules that apply to everyone, causing some to even have a double life,
Atticus alludes the jury to two of the most famous men in the era. When Atticus is saying this to the jury and everyone else he is saying that not everyone will play the role that they are given. Just because Tom Robinson is African-American doesn’t mean that he is bad and will do unlawful things. Another example of allusion is when Atticus is asking Mayella about what Tom Robinson did to her. He says, “It 's not an easy question Miss Mayella, so I 'll try again.
They ain 't got nothing to look ahead to” (Steinbeck 113).In the book some of the characters that have it the worst is crooks, Lennie, and curleys wife. Crooks is black so he isn’t allowed to socialize with the other men, Curleys wife feels very alone because her husband doesn’t care about her and she is the only girl on the farm. In the book, Curleys wife is portrayed as a very flirty person, she is married to the bosses son, her husband is a small man that picks fights with all the guys that are physically bigger than him. The men on the farm try to stay away from her because they think she’s trying to flirt with them and they don’t want to get in trouble with the boss or get in a fight with curly. She is a very lonely person and try’s to flirt with the other men on the farm because she has no one to talk to.
I will characterize the Ewells because they are a disgrace to Maycomb. The Ewells are a disgrace to Maycomb because they do a lot of things that are not socially acceptable or are against the law. None of the Erwells work and the children do not go to school so they make a very small income. Their dad is a drunk so whenever they do earn money their dad spends it on alcohol and not food for the children. Their dad also illegally hunts out of season but the town accepts it because the children might not get any food otherwise.
Almost everything about Master Berchman disgusted May, but most of all, she hated his scraggly old, rat 's nest that he called a beard that he made her wash every night. On this rare night, May was happy. May was a girl the older ladies said was as sweet as an angel and looked like one too. It was her birthday and Master Berchman was in Savannah making a deal on cotton. She was going to have a few hours without him barking orders and hurling insults at her.
It is very obvious that Bob intentionally abused his eldest daughter. When Mayella was up in the stands saying what happened, Atticus asks, “ Do you love your father” ( Lee 245 ), and Mayella hesitated which indicated she is thinking about her answer. Mayella nodded to Atticus when he says, Bob is abusive when he is drinking. As readers learn later on in the story, they know that Bob has beaten his children more than once when he is drunk. The actions Bob took towards his children was disrespectful to them, to a point where they felt uncomfortable.