Role Of Power In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Do race, class, and gender really aaffect a rape case? In the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, a white woman named mayella accused tom robinson for rape. Tom robinson is an african american man, this also takes place when the Jim Crow laws were still put into play, this adds on to how mayella has power. Of course this comes from the book To Kill a Mockingbird, But it is a serios case to talk about. Int this essay i will explain to you why I think mayella ewell has power.
Mayella Ewell has a lot of power in her raace and gender, but not so much in her classs. In To Kill a Mockingbird Mayella acuses Tom Robinson of rape. Even though i do noot think he actually raped her, Mayella is at an advantage. Her word will be taken over Toms any day, no matter what he is bieng accused of doing. And the only reason this is how it is, is because he is of different race. If he was white he most likely be at the advantage because of his gender. In this essay i will tell you why i think Mayella has power.
Let us go ahead and start with her class, she is on the downside with her class, the lowest of the low. But somehow she still has an advantage, mainly becaused of her race. She is so low in class that this was said “... Mayella Ewell must have been the lonliest personin the world… white people would not have anything to do with her because she lives among pigs, negroes would not have anything to do with her because she is white…("DBQ-Is mayella powerfull" 21)” This quote is very helpfull
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