One day in Maycomb, Alabama during the great depression a young girl named Mayella Ewell was raped. This shows Mayella is one powerful young girl in the story To Kill A Mockingbird. It will show how she is power through class, race, and gender.
Is Mayella Ewell powerful or not? Mayella Ewell, the poorest girl in the town of Maycomb, Alabama, living on a pig farm with her abusive father and in an abandoned Negro shack. The Ewell’s are the lowest of the low in the town of Maycomb, in rank wise and are not respected too much either. Bob Ewell, father of Mayella Ewell is an abusive man, sexually and physically and has an alcoholic problem. Mayella is usually beaten and sexually assaulted by him, especially when he is drinking, but Mayella has a plan that will let her be free from Bob. One would say she is not powerful because she is enclosed from the world, beaten by her father, and not very respected.
power is the ability to have complete power over someone elses lives as well as your own.In the story “to kill a mockingbird”,tom robinson is convicted for a crime he diddnt commit- rape.The alleged victim is Mayella Ewell.Tom Robinson was blamed for this heinous crime for two main reasons; he was in the wrong place at the wrong time,and because he was black.Mayella ,a poor -class white woman who lives whith her dad and several siblings.with Mayellas father being a drunk;the Ewells have been known for their troublemaking.what makes Mayella have power over Tom Robinson?is it class?gender?race maybe?although Mayella is powerless when it comes to class and gender,her race ultimately makes her powerful.
Class, Gender, Race in To Kill A Mockingbird: Is Mayella Powerful? Power is control over one’s own life as well as others. This story is about a rape trial against Mayella Ewell and Tom Robinson and the verdict of the trail is that Tom is found guilty.
Although Mayella is powerless when it comes to Class, and Gender, her Race ultimately, makes her powerful. Although, Mayella is not powerful in this story. “Maycomb’s Ewells lived behind the town garbage dump in what was once a Negro cabin…”(Doc A)
The 1930’s was the time period where race, class, and gender dominated the charts that dictated how much power an individual would have. White, rich men- Is that the definition of being powerful? In Harper Lee’s story, “To Kill a Mockingbird” Mayella Ewell is a young, white woman that accuses a black person of rape. She lives in a dumpy house with her dad and her siblings. She has no power in the community and her family is the definition of the lowest class. Even though Mayella Ewell might have some power in race, ultimately that does not matter because she has no power in gender and class.
Is Mayella Ewell powerful? That is the question that we are asking in “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Mayella is a poor girl who is occasionally abused by her father Bob Ewell. She has not had an easy life, her mother walked out to get away from Bob, and did not take Mayella with her, but she is a smart person, this is a point that is often overlooked until she gets into court with Tom. Of course, some of us know that Mayella is powerful, she has the power to basically decide the fate of a person such as Tom Robinson and controlling a situation.
Although Mayella is powerless when it comes to gender and class, her race ultimately makes her powerful. Compared to Mayella’s race, her class immediately makes her powerless. We understand that Mayella is powerless because in Document A it tells us that people told the Ewells to “get back to their dump.” We also learned that nothing in the Ewells yard is clean, the grass is dry, the only thing in the Ewells yard that is nice looking is Mayella’s
When you read To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, you meet Mayella, a white woman that lives with her dad and her siblings who gains power throughout the story. Mayella gets this power using her race, gender, and class in the society in the story. Mayella uses her power from being poor and by everyone feeling sorry for her and making people help her out. Mayella is white so she has power over the black people in the story, Mayella is a woman so she gets respect from the people in the society. Now you know more about Mayella and her lifestyle more, is Mayella powerful?
What does Power really mean overall? Do we really even know what it means to have power or do we think of power as what we want it to be? This book is about many things, growing up in the south, and being around prejudice people, also a white woman Mayella Ewell claiming to be raped by a black man Tom Robinson. How would where and how you live, or her being a female, also her race effect her power in Maycomb, Alabama. Although Mayella class and gender do not make her powerful how does her race make her powerful.
Power is having control over something or someone's life, if you had power would you use it in a good or bad way? In the story “To Kill a Mockingbird” Mayella a white girl and a black man named Tom Robinson went to trial because Mayella said he raped her. After the trial was done Tom was sentenced to jail and found guilty because of Mayella’s power she had. What made this worse was that Tom was black so it would have been arduous for him to win the case. Although she was powerful when it came to class and gender her race made her most powerful.
Power: the amount of control one has over their own life, as well as the life of others. In the story, To Kill A Mockingbird, an African American man named Tom Robinson is accused of rape even though he was the one who was attacked. He is accused of raping a woman named Mayella Ewell. We will be seeing how powerful she is based on her class, gender, and race. We will be doing this by examining several documents on each of the three.
Tom has to go by the Ewell’s house daily to go work. One day like any other day Mayella ask Tom to come inside the house and check a door for her.Tom went in and relaized that there was nobody else in the house beside him and Mayella.It was on that particularly day the incident happened.As statted on page 225.
There are many characters in the book but, the one that stood out most to me was Mayella. Mayella is a young girl who has eight siblings and is the oldest out of them all. She is a nineteen year old girl who said she was raped by Tom Robinson. Also she is a liar who accuses someone who never even touched or hurt her in any way. Mayella Ewell should not have accused someone of her rape.