They will never understand why she flirts with them and provokes them because in their eyes she only causes trouble for them. Crooks clearly states that they “don’t want no trouble” (77) when Curley’s wife enters uninvitingly, and she responds with “…I ain’t giving you no trouble. Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while?” (77) From the perspective of the ranch hands, Curley’s wife represents a nuisance with no individuality,
She doesn’t know how to see the harm in what she does, and in the book it said, “Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed,” (page 323). Mayella destroyed one of the only things she cared about, and that’s because she didn’t learn the value of the truth. Mayella Ewell’s life is made up of many lousy things which all come together and shape her as the erroneous girl that she is. She is uneducated, has no values, and because of this, doesn’t deserve to be treated with equality. All of these things are part of the themes that make up the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, and
Maya Angelou never felt safe in her life. She had horrible influences all around her, and no one who she could look up to. She constantly lived in fear, and never found a place she could call home. “We are the victims of the worlds most comprehensive robbery. Life demands a balance.”
Mr. ________ beats her to exercise his pent-up frustrations (since he could neither marry Shug Avery nor Nettie), and his son, Harpo beats his wife so that she should mind. But Sofia has the real angst “to kill”—to kill her husband’s subjugation, to kill her pathetic emotions, to kill the racial prejudices and to kill the socio-cultural injustice. Whether she succeeds or not is not the concern of the text, but how she confronts the violence behind the closed doors of her house and in the open road of Georgia is the plot of resistance. Her physical strength symbolizes the new forms of revolt against the so called man’s right to beat his wife. She is a woman who dares to call “hell no” to a white mayor’s wife and knocks him down straight on the road.
She is dissatisfied with her life and appears selfish and vain. For example “ she had no fine dresses, no jewelry, nothing ” the repetition of no and nothing tell us that the narrator’s voice reflects her own belief that he tells us that she doesn’t have anything but in fact she has but she thinks she doesn’t have everything that every other girl has. She is constantly comparing herself when she doesn’t see the poor people on the streets suffering from hunger and no place to sleep except beside garage and on a dirty floor. She treats her husband very badly (because she doesn’t love him).
Under Curley's control she really couldn't do much or talk to many people but she got around. Every now and then she would swing around by all of the boys and get a little flirty and the guys would never fall for it. She would have to be one of loneliest characters in the novel. First of all, Curley really controlled his wife and never let her do anything and she hated it!
In the 1930’s, in Maycomb, Alabama a small town is alerted with rape charges, from Mayella, who an African American, Tom Robinson is guilty for. Tom Robinson is not as powerful as he thinks when he takes the stand to plead not guilty, is he really?Mayella does take the stand and plead not guilty, Harper Lee’s, To Kill A Mockingbird, tells us that her class, race, and gender find her not guilty. In general,... ”White people wouldn’t have anything to do with her because she lived among pigs;Ewells negro neighbors wouldn’t have anything to do with her because she was white”("DBQ: IS Mayella Powerful?" 21)…
He then proceeds to say that Mayella kissed him. These signs show that Mayella does not care about the color of skin and actually, somewhat, cares for black people. Unlike Mayella, Bob despises negroes. He constantly calls negroes the “N” word and harassed both Tom and his wife. If it were not for the color of their skin, he would never have done this.
Tom Robinson is portrayed by a Mockingbird because Mockingbirds do not harm others, they only sing for us. Tom is wrongly accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell, when in actuality he is a helpful, hardworking, and honest man who was helping Mayella with her chores around the house. Tom Robinson does not hurt Mayella Ewell in any way but he does dare to feel sorry for her because of her loneliness and financial state which is why he was willing to help her around the house. Tom Robinson’s pity on Mayella Ewell is seen as unfathomable and is not accepted by the court. As shown on page 197, ”’
“O Fortune, Fortune! All men call thee fickle./If thou art fickle, what dost thou with him.” (3.5.60-61). Juliet questions how men are calling her fickle and dedicating her life and her fate. She is referencing how her father, and thus the feud, have decided that she is not to marry a Montague, and instead suitor.
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.
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.
“When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. I would figure out this or that way and run it through my head until it got easy” (1). So far in the novel Ellen is plotting a way to kill her father and she feels the need that her father should be dead. I wonder why Ellen would ever want to kill her own father.