Mayella Power Quotes

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Power is the ability to control. This book is about Tom Robinson accused of rape. Tom is black and is going through an arduous time period for people of color. In this case Tom ended up being guilty.
Mayella is a poor white girl that isn’t highly educated. This is shown during the courtroom scene where Atticus questions her. “Long’s he keeps callin’ me ma’am and Miss Mayella”. The judge had to elucidate this quote so Mayella would understand. This quote shows she never gets called those names before. Mayella has little power because of her class.
Mayella has no power because of her gender. Guys in this time period have more power than girls do. “Mayella looked at her father, who was sitting with his chair tipped against the railing” shows
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