Surely he wasn't born a squirrel-eating neighborhood haunt! Not bad for a mere ten words—no wonder the crowd goes wild. Bob Ewell knows that Tom is innocent, but takes advantage of his perceived superiority for his own benefit. No code mattered to her before she broke it, but it came crashing down on her afterwards. Throughout the novel it is evident that there is an enormous prejudice towards coloured people through the treatment of Tom Robinson, Dolphus Raymond, and Atticus Finch. Scout is the epitome of an innocent child, and through her eyes we see events unfold that change her status and broaden her awareness of the world around her. The Great Depression was a battle for all aspects of the American society and in particular, the South, because of its meager efforts for racial equality. The man that is following them is Bob Ewell.
Aunt Alexandra, is the sister of Atticus and aunt to Scout and Jem. . The defendant is not guilty - but somebody in this courtroom is. She was white, and she tempted a Negro. Bob Ewell wanted Tom Robinson to go to jail because he had supposedly raped and beaten up Mayella. Prejudice can be defined as preconceived opinions that are not based on reason or actual experience. I think that the mockingbird symbolizes innocence and hope.
But I want you to promise me one thing: That you won't get into fights over it, no matter what they say to you. He was defended by her father who is a Lawyer, Atticus, and he is one of the central characters in the novel. This entire passage proves the characteristic itself. Ewell's default position is to be antagonistic to everyone, even people who are supposed to be on his own side. Her boss sums up the sentiments of Maycomb's residents: 'First thing you can do, Ewell, is get your stinkin' carcass off my property.
He is pale, with torn clothes and a thin, pinched face and colorless eyes. They never imagined that their sanctuary would someday cause them unfathomable amounts of misery. Is that what you think? To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is no exception. It is a sin to kill a mockingbird, Atticus states this and when he does he is not just talking about birds. The mockingbird motif arises four times during To Kill a Mockingbird. If you don't think I mean it, just bother that girl again! While Scout physically sees Boo just once, she gets the opportunity to see the world from his perspective as well: ''Atticus was right.
Atticus, Tom Robinson, and Boo Radley are characters that can be strongly identified with the title. Throughout out the movie we watch the transformation of Jem and Scout, two of the main characters who are children, from a view of childhood innocence where they assume everyone is good because they had never experienced evil. On the witness stand, Bob Ewell is flippant and rude. Boo's most important act of love for the children comes at the end of the novel. Atticus Finch, Harper Lee, Monroeville, Alabama 1004 Words 3 Pages To Kill a Mockingbird Mockingbirds are birds that does one thing; Making music for us to enjoy and nothing else to harm us. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.
She still stands by her accusations during the trial regardless of this fact. If we believe Tom's testimony that approached him, and that Ewell's anger was directed first at her rather than Tom, why is Ewell so determined to prosecute Tom and persecute those involved with him? On top of everything else, Bob physically and emotionally abuses his oldest daughter, who is largely responsible for raising her siblings. However, as the novel progresses, the backdrop of slavery, racism and poverty as a result of the Great Depression becomes prevalent. Now, here's the way it works. Unfortunately, all of Ewell's plans backfire. It's as if what Tom did in Ewell's mind is so horrible that destroying Tom himself isn't enough.
She hugged me aroun' the waist. Harper Lee describes Bob Ewell in a very detailed manner in order for us, the readers, to comprehend and have an image of his appearance and the way he talks. Tricking lawyers like Atticus Finch took advantage of him all the time with their tricking ways. They don't eat people's gardens, don't nest in the corncrib, they don't do one thing but just sing their hearts out for us. The summer that had begun so long ago had ended, and another summer had taken its place, and a fall, and Boo Radley had come out.
When asked whether he is the father of Mayella, he responds, 'Well, if I ain't I can't do nothing about it now, her ma's dead. Scout: I said, 'Hey,' Mr. It has relied instead upon the testimony of two witnesses, whose evidence has not only been called into serious question on cross-examination, but has been flatly contradicted by the defendant. Nothing Atticus asked him after that shook his story, that he looked through the window, then ran the nigger off, then ran for the sheriff. Rumors run rampid and very little truth is usually in them. No wonder he has no friends. I can read anything you've got.