Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores. She later on tells the readers that it was false allegations. The reason why she didn 't tell the truth at her first trial was because, Mayella was afraid of being embarrassed because she kissed a black male. She rather have an innocent man get charged with a crime than that. “However, Robinson was transferred from the state prison to Maycomb 's county jail on Saturday, two days before he stood trial on Monday, and Atticus had to defend him against a lynch mob”.
Mayella Ewell is teenage girl who is actually abused by her drunk father, Bob Ewell. Along with these characters are Dolphus Raymond, the man who everybody believes is drunk but is really just hiding from judgement because he likes the presence of black people, and Dill, Jem and Scout’s friend who accompanies the two on their adventures.
In the novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird”, Harper Lee categorizes power using class, race and gender. Mayella Ewell, living in Maycomb, Alabama, starts allegations that Tom, a poor-Negro man of rape. Living in the South during the 1930s could have been difficult but Mayella, a white women can make it. (“DBQ is Mayella Ewell powerful?” 19) states “-that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro men are not to be trusted around are women….”, meaning she will most likely win the trial because of her race.
Evidence reveals that Mayella seduced Tom herself and was never raped by him. This story could have been inspired by the hint of a rape carried out by Caliban on Miranda, Prospero 's daughter. Plagued with new feelings and unfamiliar desires, it is plausible that Miranda acted -or began to act on-her feelings with Caliban and was caught by her father in the midst of kiss(much like Mayella and Tom). Scared senseless, she may have screamed rape to protect her white dignity. Had she been kissing a white Caliban, she would not have accused him of such a crime.
Later in the book we find out that, she is raped by her father, Cholly. Pecola’s curiosity to find and maintain Blue eyes causes her to lose her innocence as a child. Pecola’s parents also added to the problems she had to deal with, her parents were always fighting which ultimately led to Pecola becoming crazy. In the beginning the first time Pecola started paying attention to her physical ugliness was when her parents were fighting.
In both the Rosewood Massacre and The Crucible the hysteria started from a rumor and false accusations. Theses accusations started from Fanny claiming a black man raped her to cover up an affair, while in The Crucible Abigail said innocent people were witches who were seeking revenge. The people in both The Crucible and Rosewood the people believed the girls with no questions asked, and many people either got hurt or killed in both. Just like in The Crucible John Proctor went against the law and even say “God is Dead” (Arthur Miller Act
Through a character Celie, the writer Alice Walker portrays the damaging effects of male domination and explores the frank treatment of sexism within the community of Blacks and also Whites in US and in Africa during the Second World War. When she tried to defend herself by telling him the children were just frightened of him because he was drunk he beat her senseless. That was the first time he knocked out a tooth. He knocked out one and loosened one or two more. She wanted to leave him, but there was no place to go.
This is what I noticed in the film, most characters contain evil. The old female servant and Mr. Poole have blasphemous attitude towards Mabel. Ned the servant boy, is greedy and takes advantage of people, that one friend of Dr. Jekyll whom he killed has an extreme lust for power that he’d put his reputation above the justice for his daughter but Mabel was different, Dr. Jekyll, in his confession called her “his light”. All of these are not true in the book except for the killing
Pecol’as father sexually abuses her. Not once, but twice does her rape her - first while she’s washing by the sink and later when she was lounging on the couch. The reason as to why I believe this is such an important and monumental part of the story is because after the rape, Pecola exemplify the ugliness of self-hatred in the PoC community. She moves with her mother to the outskirts of town, illustrating symbolically how the community has pushed her to the brinks of
He ask Mayella what happened first. Her response was that “Tom had raped me and afterwards beat me.” The judge already started to believe her over Tom because of two reasons. One was because she still had bruises on her face ,and the other reason is because Tom is black and Mayella is white.
“To Kill A Mockingbird”(TKAM) is a story told from the viewpoint of a young girl named Scout and a narrator who was the grown up version of Scout. Harper Lee writes an incredible story about racial prejudice and how important it is to be a good person of society. Scout’s father, Atticus Finch, is a lawyer who has abandoned the southern tradition of racism and takes on a challenging case defending a black man named Tom Robinson. Tom was falsely accused of rapping Mayella Ewell, a young woman who lives by the dumps.
In To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout learns about different kinds of people through Dolphus Raymond, the Ewells, and Walter Cunningham Sr. The groups that these three represent are the misunderstood, the poor, and the disgraces. These characters helped to develop Scout and teach her how to tolerate everyone. Dolphus Raymond is a very misunderstood character in the book.
The Importance of Action John Ruskin was a famous artist and critic who composed multiple works including The Crown of Wild Olive in which the quote, “What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do,” is found. Ruskin is saying that thoughts, knowledge, or beliefs do not have very much significance and only action can lead to tangible results. The ideas in this statement have been shown to be correct throughout literature and history in To Kill a Mockingbird, “The Gettysburg Address,” and “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”
At some point in an individual's lifetime, they will be faced with the judgement of race, class, and gender. These three classifications will cause people to be looked down upon, or become a praised individual. Also, you can receive unjust treatment in certain cases, such as someone thinking they are somehow better than another person. In “To Kill A Mockingbird”, there is a character by the name of Mayella Ewell, who is a poor, white woman that is abused. Mayella is a un-powerful character in the fact that she is a female, and she is very poor.