He then tells how he ran inside and saw Tom Robinson raping his daughter. Scout and Dill's relationship, though close, is still childish and innocent, as shown in the end of the chapter. Ewell remembers Mayella's injuries as being the same as described by the sheriff. She then hugged him around the waist and asked him to kiss her. With that conversation, Scout is further educated about prejudice and the negative consequences that result from it.
Ewell responded with a Yes. Unlike the Ewells, Tom is hardworking and honest and has enough compassion to make the fatal mistake of feeling sorry for Mayella Ewell. Tate had described and he asked Mr. Tom had fled away in fear for his life. She also appears quite afraid of Atticus.
If they acquit a black man who admittedly pities a white person, then they're voting to lessen their own power over the black community. Ewell has seven… 1338 Words 6 Pages against the entire town. The children stay a safe distance away so Atticus won't notice them. For instance, his prediction that the Ku Klux Klan will never return is mistaken, and even though he doesn't believe anyone will cause trouble at the jail on a Sunday night, the town members prove him wrong. Mayella went to school for a few years but none of her eight siblings go, and their mother is dead.
Atticus asked Mayella if her father had ever beaten her while he was drunk. He run up behind me he did. The case turns against Tom the moment he confesses that he had felt pity for Mayella. They make do with everything they have. Through his penetrating questions, it is revealed that the family is very poor, the father spends most of the relief money on drinks, and that she is a very lonely girl, bereft of love and affection.
Glossary bantam cock a small but aggressive person; a bantam is a small domestic fowl. Late at night, Dill wakes Scout up and asks if he can sleep with her. Finch isn't going to scare her, and that his job as judge is to stop him if he tries. On Sunday there are more people at church than ever in Scout's memory - even Mr. Tate called a doctor to tend to the Ewell girl's injuries, and all three times Tate says no. The introduction to bananas encouraged a fresh migratory surge.
Ewell if he could read and write. In addition, he suggests that Scout be less defiant toward their aunt, putting himself onto the adult side of the argument, to Scout's annoyance. It is also noticeable unclear as to whether Atticus knew Mr. He is determined to guard the basic human rights of Tom and all others by using his knowledge and experience in law. After several more taps from Judge Taylor the room silenced and order came back into the court room. In the corner of the yard there are some geraniums planted in slop jars by Mayella, which appear to be the most cared for living things on the property. Tate asked her who did it, she said , and when he asked her if Robinson had raped her, she said yes.
I mean, yes I do, he hit me. On that particular day, she had called him in to repair a hinge of the door, which Tom, however, had found to be all right. Reverend Sykes leaned in and told Jem that he should take Scout home. Bob Ewell is left handed and it would be very easy for him to hit his daughter. Jem feels reassured knowing where his father is, but as they are about to head home, four old cars come into town. Scout said that Mayella looked a little different than most Ewells; she looked like she actually tried to keep clean. She realized what Atticus was up to and denied that she'd started to say anything.
Ewell said about three feet and that he tried to run around the house to get Tom but that Tom ran out the front door and that he was too tired to chase him. How does Scout feel about starting school? Her testimony soon proves that Mayella is unused to gentility and common courtesy. She realizes how bad the Tom Robinson situation is because people are willing to hurt her father over it. Like Jem, we would like to believe that Atticus has a fighting chance, and Lee gives us this glimmer of hope when Atticus begins to question Bob Ewell. Looking for a friendly face in the group, she recognizes Mr.