Who Killed Bob Ewell Analysis

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After reading Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird readers are left with one question: who killed Bob Ewell. Everyone has a different theory to what happened that night when he tried to harm Jem and Scout. My theory is that Boo Radley killed him. I think this because he cared a lot about the Finch children, Mr.Ewell was a bad person, and it was night time so he could go unseen. There are many reasons for a lot of people to kill Bob Ewell, but in this situation I think it must have been Boo. The first reason I believe it was Boo was because he had cared for Scout and Jem this whole time. For example in chapter 8 Atticus says, “Boo Radley. You were so busy looking at the fire you didn’t know it when he put the blanket around you,”. In this example…show more content…
In part 2 of the story we find out that he lied to get Tom Robinson in jail. After this we come to the conclusion that the blacks and some whites in Maycomb must not like him. Bob Ewell proved himself to be just a rude man when we read what he did to Atticus in chapter 22. “Mr.Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face, and told him he’d get him if it took the rest of his life,”. This is what the text says happens the night of the trial. Bob Ewell was a racist, a liar, and he attempted to kill two children because their father was trying to stand up for what’s right. Even Boo Radley who stayed locked up in his house all day could tell you this much about Bob. The last reason I believe it was Boo is because Boo does all his work where nobody can see him. Like I said previously when telling about the nice things he did for the kids, he wasn’t seen. On the night Bob was stabbed in chapter 28 it says, “It was pitch black,”. This means nobody could have seen Boo outdoors at the scene. Even Scout didn’t know who was there or what was going on. Many people have different ideas and reasonings to what happened in the ending of To Kill A Mockingbird. There are many reasons for people on the suspect list to kill Bob Ewell. Some may agree with Heck Tate in saying he landed on his own knife. Some might believe that in the darkness Scout might have somehow done it. Like
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