Why Is Mayella Ewell Really A Victim In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Is Mayella Ewell Really A Victim in To Kill A Mockingbird? In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, the main conflict of this book is a court case that deals with rape. The main to think about this book is that the book takes during the great depression, as well as segregation. The main reason why I brought this up is because, the main court case deals with an innocent black man being accused of rape by a white family and in the time that this story takes place a white man always wins when it comes to going against a black in court. The girl who was so called rape was Ms. Mayella Ewell, Mayella is the one who accused this black man, known as Tom Robinson, of raping her. Have you ever thought that Mayella could really be a victim not just of rape, but in general life and society? If you read thought the book you actually learn a little bit about Mayella and her family’s background. The Ewell family, to the other people in Maycomb are known as white trash in their society. This mean that the other people of Maycomb do not gives the Ewell family any respect , but are treated like garbage. Knowing this gives information, this saw that no one really cares about Mayella. The reason why one cares about Mayella is because Mayella’s father Bob Ewell is disrespectful to everyone in Maycomb as well as the her…show more content…
When Bob writes his name he uses his left hand. Why is this so important? The reason why this is important is because in the case of Tom Robinson, the person who raped and beat Mayella had beaten her used there left hand. Once Bob Ewell saw the court that he was left handed, the court kind of had an idea that it makes might of been him, because also during the court sense we find out that Tom Robinson could not of beat Mayella because when Tom was young he got his left arm stuck in a cotton gin, which made his left arm completely
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