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Theme Of Power In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the book "To Kill A Mockingbird" power is based on class, gender, and race. In the story Mayella Ewell is powerful because she planned everything that she wanted to happen and she had control over most of it. She also had some control on how she wanted it to go. If she did not have power, she would've maybe lost the case or people would not believe her. In the book, Mayella is describes as dirt poor. Many people feel bad for her, including Tom. Tom Robinson was the only one who wanted anything to do with her. Tom lost the case because he was black. Tom helped Mayella and Tom was only trying to be a gentleman. Mayella was a white female in need of help.
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