Scout concludes that the only thing separating Mr. Jem had his fist clenched and was grinning about how good Atticus was doing. Ewell claims he was in the woods and he heard Mayella screaming and saw Tom Robinson. Everyone stared at him as he wrote his name. Looking for a friendly face in the group, she recognizes Mr. Bob Ewell is called to the stand next. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 17 The trial began with presiding.
Scout got mad and said that she could understand anything Jem could understand. The vast crowd camps in the town square to eat lunch. Gilmer about finding Tom Robinson raping his daughter. Atticus asks if this was the first time Tom Robinson has been invited into her house, and she jumps a little before she says that it was the first time. Heck Tate testified that on the evening of November twenty-first, came to get him claiming that his daughter, , had been raped.
Atticus also determined from Heck's testimony that Mayella was beaten on the right side of her face. Tate left the witness stand. After the judge calms everyone down, Mr. Ewell if he was ambidextrous. Ewell's manner is of one who is beyond the law.
Judge Taylor said that there was a request made that women and children leave the court house and that he would not honor the request. Scout is beginning to see that too. Had Tom Robinson been a woman accused of seducing a white man, the outcome of the trial would be no different. Chapter 17 The trial begins with the testimony of the sheriff,. From the balcony, Scout has a good view of the courthouse. To Scouts observation, the whole trial so far seemed super boring but Jem seemed like he was super into it. The blacks in the community accept their lot.
Bob Ewell might not have money or be educated, but the color of his skin gives him power over Tom Robinson, and everyone knows that. Ewell if he could read and write. Ewell, Scout talks about his life and where he lives. Reverend Sykes leaned in and told Jem that he should take Scout home. Of course, in a perfect world Jem's innocent belief would be accurate: evidence would be enough to save Tom.
Rockefeller 1839 - 1937 was one of the richest men in America at the time. Ewell, asking whether a doctor was called, and Mr. Given the enormous amount of racism in Maycomb, it becomes incredibly unlikely that whites will treat blacks with respect. Ewell and said that he was a small man with no chin and that he looked kind of creepy. However, if they convict Tom, they do so knowing that they're sentencing an innocent man to death.
Aunt Alexandria was shocked and Scout said that Calpurnia invited her to come to the house whenever she wanted and that Scout wanted to visit her that Sunday. Did she start screaming when she saw her father in the window? Ewell came running for him and told him his daughter, Mayella, had been raped. Mayella Ewell is clearly very different from her father, and she has suffered a seemingly endless torrent of physical, sexual, and verbal abuse throughout her lifetime. Scout had won they were still equals. Ewell come back to the Witness stand and Atticus said that he had a few questions for Mr. Jem is still concerned for Atticus's safety.
Atticus asked why no doctor was called. In Maycomb society and, truthfully, the Southern United States at this time , basic human kindness from a black person to a white person is impermissible. Alexandra seems to believe the children would benefit from a feminine influence, and so she has decided to stay for a time. Bob Ewell was called to the stand next. Gilmer continued questioning and asked Mr.
Jem broke the child code and went and got Atticus. Compare and Contrast the Finches and the Ewells. Next, Bob Ewell is called to the stand. Dill has a very emotional response to Mr. Their discussion about babies also suggests that Scout knows less about the facts of life than she claims in later chapters, and that it is possible that the meaning of rape is still unclear in her mind. By the end of all this, Dill has started to cry. Gilmer's questioning and leaves the courtroom in tears.
When he finally got to the window he saw Tom Robinson on top of Mayella. His mature decision is a stark contrast to Scout's behavior when she able to diffuse the whole situation simply with innocence. Underwood, the owner of the newspaper, appears with a shotgun, telling Atticus that he had his back. Summary: Chapter 17 The prosecutor, Mr. Then he asks Tate to describe those injuries, and he says she had bruises and a black eye. Underwood points out they are in the Colored balcony.