To Kill A Mockingbird Character Analysis

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In the town of Maycomb, Alabama the citizens are all stirred up. Mayella Ewell, a young, white, non wealthy, abused female, accuses Tom Robinson, a wealthy African American male, of rape and abuse. In “To Kill A Mockingbird”, Harper Lee shows the power of Mayella through Class, Race, and Gender.
Mayella Ewell, a white female, is living behind the town dump, no one will go near here or speak with her, not even the african americans. Tom Robinson, Mayella's neighbor, is the only person who speaks and interacts with Mayella. Tom Robinson is a gentlemen shun people for their class, race, or gender, he interacts with all.
Mayella’s Class helps her in the trail only for a bit, though she had been shunned and ignored by both whites, and African Americans, she earns the right of having power in this case because of the class she is labeled as. Mayella is the bottom class, even below african americans, Tom Robinson is even above Mayella. The jury and the people who have showed up for the trail possibly have took it that Tom might have thought he would have gotten away with raping Mayella because she was shunned and discarded by others, and because she was the lowest class. “...Tom Robinson was probably the only person who was ever decent to her.” [“DBQ: Is Mayella Powerful?” IL, Edison, 2013] Tom Robinson was a gentleman he respected any human being who crossed his path no matter their class, race, or gender. “Mayella Ewell must have been the loneliest person in the world… White
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