She thought Atticus was making fun of her when he was calling her ‘Miss’ and ‘ma'am’, which shows that she hasn’t been treated with much respect and doesn’t know how to give respect to others. She is also very uneducated. She never had the chance to go to school. The way she talked and the way she didn’t understand words like “friend” in the trial shows just how uneducated she was. Growing up around no one except family is also a closed door for Mayella’s capability to make
He made a bad decision, sexually abusing Maya. She was only seven, it frightened her so much! She only told Bailey, who told their mother, who told the cops. Mr. Freeman was in jail for only one day, and the day after he was released he was found murdered. Maya thought she did the wrong thing by telling, she didn’t understand because she was so young.
At the beginning of film, Tre is being brought up by his mother, Reva. In her conversations with a school official and Tre himself it is revealed to the audience that the boy has a bad temper and often gets into trouble. After his last infraction a decision was made to have the boy go live with his dad based on an agreement which had been made between his mother and himself, but importantly based on his mother's realization that she can only do so much but can’t teach him to be a man since only his father could do that. There is also single mother, Brenda Baker. In Boyz in the Hood, she is a single mother raising Ricky and Darin.
Mayella, injured beyond repair by the forces of poverty and by the hatred that surrounds her and her family Mayella’s father forces her to lie about what really happened between her and Tom Robinson Although Mayella knows that she can tell the truth about the trial her father forces her to lie about what Tom Robinson really did. All Mayella wants is attention from someone because she has never felt that feeling before because of the way her father treats her. Although Mayella has her flaws, she does not deserve to be harmed and mistreated because truly she has not harmed anyone. This leads to the ultimate act of innocence displayed by Tom
He should feel some level of sympathy for her. After unwillingly compromising with Antigone, his son Haimon attempts to talk some sense into him (635-765). At first, Haimon enters the room calmly and more than willing to talk, just upon hearing rumors that his father sentenced his fiancé to death. This type of patience exemplifies the great amount of maturity that Haimon has, which does not seem to be found in his father. Nevertheless, as
They both lack of sociality and romance and denial. Miss Brill and Emily Grierson both experience lonesome and rejection, and obviously neither of them know how to deal or cope with it. The way that Emily was raised with her father always pushing away anyone who tried to get involved in Emily’s life. In his eyes no one was good enough for his daughter, and this continued till the day he died. After Emily’s fathers death a man named Homer Barron walked into her life, and lest just say he wasn’t feeling the exact same way about her, or any other woman in that matter.
One of the emotions the narrator undergoes is intimidation toward her husband. In “The Yellow Wallpaper” it says, “If a physician of high standing, and one’s own husband, assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression -- a slight hysterical tendency--what is one to do?” The narrator is a woman and has no say about her own medical condition, due to the fact that she is a female, but her husband can say and tell her whatever he wants to about her condition and that intimidates her. He can have complete control over the narrator because he is more educated than her and he has a higher standing in society than women did. Another example of the narrator’s intimidation for the husband is in “The Yellow Wallpaper” it says, “I get unreasonably angry with John sometimes.
Celie lives with her Younger sister Nettie and a brood of half brothers and sisters. She lives a life of abuse and moil with a mother who is sickly and worn out with childbearing and soon dies, and Alphonso, whom she thinks is her father. But who later turns out to be her stepfather. Celie lives like a slave- cooking, cleaning and looking after the other children. She is denied to go to school, because according to her stepfather, she is ‘too dumb to keep going to school’ (CP 9).
Mayella jumped on Tom and Tom couldn’t defend himself because he could hurt her. Mayella states, “ I never kissed a grown man before, what my daddy does to me does not count” (265). Mayella is beaten senseless by her father constantly and Bob Ewell witnessed Mayella jump on Tom but was disgusted by what he saw
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.
How come people are treating African Americans differently than how they treat white people? People believe that we treat African Americans differently is because of their skin color and because they think that they are bad. American people are just as bad, people think just because their skin color that they are “up to no good.” In the modern world people don't separate them as much as they did back then. In this book there is something bad that happens.
Everybody has two different sides to him or her- one that is seen by others and one that is buried in their personal lives, completely hidden from others. People tend to perceive themselves as how they are seen by other people, but can open up or be exposed when they are put in that position. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, both of Mayella’s sides are evident. On the outside, she can be dismissed as a lying cheat, as she lied while on the witness stand.
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.
In “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, Scout Finch was the main character and the narrator of the story. She was an extremely curious young girl and definitely did not allow people to push her around. Scout was outspoken and rambunctious. Her real name was Jean Louise Finch, but always went by the name Scout. She learned many lessons from people in her town, whether it had been through personal conflicts or watching bad things happen to other people.