Mayella Ewell's Role In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Maycomb County, Alabama is a place where everyone knows everyone, things are easy going and there's not much going on in the town. Until a young white woman's power becomes the only way she can get out of a bad situation, even if it means ruining someone else's life. Mayella Ewell is a very powerful character in To Kill a Mockingbird, her race, class, and gender are all used to her advantage as she accuses an innocent black man of raping her.
The Ewells know that they are the lowest class among the white people in Maycomb. They are “white trash”. The only thing lower than them is the black people. If the jury of the trial proves Tom Robinson is innocent, that could put the Ewells below the Robinsons or the blacks. All the Ewells got was “okay,
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