When a black man named Tom Robinson is accused by Bob Ewell of beating and raping his daughter Mayella, Scout and Jem’s dad Atticus, who is a lawyer, defends him. Because of this, the kids deal with a lot of hate from the townsfolk but pull through it. In Tom’s trial, we meet Mayella and Bob Ewell. Bob was the one who beat his daughter Mayella, not Tom. Tom is accused anyway, however, because of his race.
Arthur “Boo” Radley is a seemingly minor but subtly impactful character in Lee’s book. According to rumor, he joined a gang, was convicted of some relatively minor crime, and was supposed to be sent to a state boarding school, but his father refused. Boo once, while cutting up newspapers, stabbed his mother in the leg with scissors and continued calmly scanning the papers. His father convinced a judge not to send Boo to an asylum, so he was kept in his house, never seen again by the community, and became the source of horror stories for children. The flames of gossip are, as usual, fueled thoroughly by Miss Stephanie Crawford and tend to be ridiculously twisted: “Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained” (16).
When the family stops for lunch at the barbeque stand, the grandmother again brought up the conversation about the Misfit and the people that were there agreed with her by saying people is not nice as they used to be. As the family got back into the car, the grandmother still tries to persuade bailey about going to the house with the secret panel in it. Suddenly, while Bailey was driving down the road, the cat that the grandmother brought on the trip (which no one knew about) after Bailey told her not to bring the cat jumped on his shoulder, which leads them to run off the road which causes the car to flip. After the accident, the grandmother still tries to manipulate Bailey by acting like she was hurt limping out the car for he would not be mad at her. The accident causes the family to stand on the side of the road and wave down cars.
A novel called To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. There is a case between an African American named Tom Robinson and a white woman named Mayella Ewell. She accused him of raping her. Tom was always kind to Mayella by helping her with things to do because he felt bad that she was always working. He passed one day and she asked him to get the box on top of the chiffarobe, so he got on the chair and got it then she put her hands around his leg, but she claims that he threw her down and raped her.
Meanwhile, the thief had thrown away the brown bag and his gloves, and started to make his way back to the motel he was staying at. By this point, Mrs. Smith was really starting to freak out and considered calling the police when her husband walked up with their Dominos pizza, tickets to the Homecoming football game, a mum with his wife’s name on it, and some sunscreen. When he saw how distraught his wife looked though, he immediately found a place to set down all the things he had brought and went over to her. When he found out what had happened, they called the police, explained the situation, and then Mr. Smith brought Mrs. Smith over to a picnic table to calm down a bit and eat a little pizza. After they had eaten and Mrs. Smith was a little calmer, Mr. Smith pinned the mum on her to cheer her up and they went to go talk to the
Nevertheless, To Kill a Mockingbird remains to be one of the most widely taught works of literature and is renowned for ingraining readers with positive views against racism. Set during the Jim Crow Era in the South, To Kill a Mockingbird displays many instances of racism. Atticus Finch, a protagonistic lawyer, defends Tom Robinson: an African American who is falsely accused of rape. Throughout the trial, Scout and Jem Finch are repeatedly ridiculed based on their father’s defense of Robinson. Lynch mobs led by racist towns members gather at the jail with the motive to kill Robinson, although the mob ends up breaking up due to Scout’s comments.
Harassment at the hands of police, Los Angeles riots and the beating of Rodney King by law enforcers pushed the N. W. A. to make music. Music was the only escape from police brutality, crack dealing, 'Reaganomics ' and gangbanging. They were pushed to make music from their experiences in their neighborhood. Dre and Eazy-E, members of N.W.A., were once harassed by police for shooting paintball guns. Ice Cube, another member of N.W.A, explains how there was mistrust between police officers and people in his neighborhood.
The two major lady role models, Miss Maudie and Calpurnia, teach Scout ways to become a better person and understand her father. When Scout tries to chase Walter away, Jem invites him over for dinner. Walter pours an unusual amount of molasses on his food, and Scout calls him out on it. Because of her actions, Calpurnia drags Scout into the kitchen and tells her that it “[d]on’t matter who they are, anybody [who] sets foot in [her] house’s [her] comp[a]ny” (Lee 18). Although Calpurnia scolded Scout aggressively, she does it to help Scout perceive another’s situation.
At the court Mayella Ewell is call as witness “Mayella pointed to Tom Robinson.. I said come here, niger, and bust up this chiffarobe for me, I got a nickel for you. He coulda done it easy enough, he could. So he came in the yard an’ I went in the house to get him the nickel and I turned around an ‘fore I knew it he was on me. Just run up behind me he did.” (page 241) Mayella’s dad Bob Ewell accuse Tom of rapping his daughter, when all Tom did was try to help fix her door hinges.
During the trial Tom Robinson is testifying about the events about the Ewells’ residence. “The witness swallowed hard. ‘She reached up an‘ kissed me ’side of th‘ face... She says, ‘Kiss me back, nigger.’ I say Miss Mayella lemme outa here an‘ tried to run but she got her back to the door…’” (Lee 260). Here we see how Mayella threw herself at Tom without Tom’s consent. Everyone seems to agree that Mayella seems very lonely.
The Keepers from the Plankton Factory are being charged with child abuse. Esperanza Mendoza the leader of the Convent in San Lois caught the Keepers beating up children and duct taped one other children. Some kids testified against the Keepers. Most of the kids say that Jorge Martinez had beaten some of the kids that work there. Fidelito Lopez states, “I was there, Jorge had grab a cane out of a closet and he was going to beat me with it, but Matt had came out and took the cane from Jorge.
Bob Ewell feels that Atticus have made him look bad in front of the town, and he wants revenge. Ewell follows Atticus to Tom house and spits in his face. Days later someone takes Scout’s shoes and her dress, now she has to walk home dressed like a ham from a Halloween party. Jem hears something following them, and then Scout hears the same noise. Its Bob Ewell, he grabs Jem and hurts his left arm, then knocks Scout to the ground.
She left and ran away from the rehab center calling her dad from a payphone and he eventually met up with her at a donut shop. She hadn’t seen her dad since she started rehab so when she finally seen him she was relieved. He eventually told her that it was his fault for not being there and she realize he is the reason why she began to abuse
He arrives to his apartment and tells his mom what happened to him, Richard was surprised to the responce his mom gave him. The mom 's responce was giving Richard a stick, telling him to not come home until he brings food, and kicks him out the apartment. Richard goes food shopping again after he finishes
Minutes later an austere, Bob Ewell came running after them after being in a sulky mood. Later that day Atticus Finch was threatened by Ewell for defending Tom Robinson. Mr. Finch let it slide thinking it was a joke. Mr. Finch stating, “I feel terrible for letting my children go to the pageant alone.” The children suffered no life threatening injuries. Scout, daughter of Atticus, only suffered some minor scratches thanks to her ham costume she was wearing form the pageant.