Mayella's Power In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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In the town of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930’s, a young woman by the name of Mayella Ewell sets the town in commotion by accusing an African American man with rape. Mayella will be powerful like a hurricane when she is in court in front of the judge, the jury, and the community. The novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee will show Mayella’s power by using class, race, and gender. Mayella’s class is not efficient, but she can still be powerful. In Document A it said “The Ewells live behind the town’s dump, in what used to be an old Negro cabin...It’s windows were merely open spaces in the walls...What passed for a fence was bits of tree-limbs, broomsticks, and tool shafts...Enclosed by this barricade was a dirty yard…” The quote describes
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