Unfortunately, all of Ewell's plans backfire. Radley did might seem peculiar to us, but it did not seem peculiar to him. Scout tells about her own family consisting of her father Atticus, brother Jem, and their cook Calpurnia. Francis Hancock Aunt Alexandra's grandson. Although most everybody in town knows that the Ewells are a disgrace and not to be trusted, it is made clear that Tom Robinson was convicted because he is a Negro whose accuser is white. The Foot-Washing Baptists also believe that women are a sin as well.
Tom ran away as fast as he could becauseeven though he was not guilty, he fe … lt it not safe to remain. For instance, Jem claims that one night he urinated from his front porch in an impressive arc. People were disgusted when they helpedthe Ewells. Radley Boo and Nathan Radley's parents. Retrieved on July 11, 2008. Walter is invited over to the Finches' house once, after engaging in a fight with Scout, where he covers up all of his dinner with molasses, much to Scout's vocal dismay. Bob and his eldest daughter Mayella play a important role in the book.
The Ewell Family is very ignorant and poor, and their father is awfully mean and the town drunk. He appears to support racial equality and was appointed to represent Tom Robinson, a black man who has been accused of raping a young white woman, Mayella Ewell. Burris like the rest of his family is incredibly rude, yet doesn't know how to be any other way. Bob Ewell is Mayella Ewell's father. Bob Ewell is Mayella Ewell's father and he is the one who originally started the case about Tom Robinson. Being only six, Scout does not know how to handle such situations so she tries to resolve her problems by fighting, or by talking to Atticus about what she has heard.
Mayella said that she was raped. He is more present than his brother, but equally mysterious. He also has a strong belief in justice, as exemplified when he defends Atticus from the Cunningham mob by having his double barrel shotgun loaded and ready to shoot them. Bob Ewell The Ewell patriarch, Bob Ewell spends his welfare checks on alcohol. At the end of Chapter 2, Scout, acting on her best intentions as always , tries to explain the Cunninghams to Miss Caroline. Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout and it is believed that he kills Ewell with the knife. Eula May The local telephone operator.
The single thing that elevates them at any level in the community is the fact that they're white. Scout is the only one of the novel's primary three children Dill, Jem, and herself to see and speak to Boo Radley during the course of the novel and realize that he is harmless, despite her initial fear of him. Later, when Heck explains that Bob was really k … illed by Boo Arthur Radley, Atticus accepts the sheriff's portrayal of Bob's death in order to protect Boo. Through the eyes of Scout Finch, the young protagonist, novelist Harper Lee educates the reader about the importance of a moral education, as opposed to a formal education, the difference between traditional bravery and moral courage, and prejudice vs. He taunts Scout about Atticus, getting her in trouble.
The Ewells know that they are the lowest of the low amongst the whites in Maycomb. On the other hand, he helps Miss Maudie by saving some of her belongings when her house is on fire. Of course, Scout's own ability to understand is exceeded when Walter pours molasses all over his lunch at the Finches. Mayella Violet Ewell Tom's 19-year-old accuser. She is not prejudiced, though she talks caustically to Miss Stephanie Crawford, unlike many of her Southern neighbors, and teaches Scout important lessons about racism and human nature.
She sends out public announcements, invitations, and activates the fire alarm. After the verdict is given in the trial, Atticus tells Jem that one of the Cunninghams had changed his thoughts about Tom and pleaded that Tom was not guilty to the jury. She is highly regarded by Atticus. On the first day of first grade he lacks both shoes and a lunch, but it's clear he's a step up from Burris Ewell: he has clean clothes. By reading to her, Jem had distracted her so that she could break the addiction.
He beat his daughter after seeing her trying to kiss Tom Robinson a young adult African - American. The novel touches on several serious and important themes such as racism, the at times injustice of the justice system and slavery. He is about 40, which is 10 years younger than Atticus. He is Scout's protector and one of her best friends. Tom Robinson is played by. After the trial, Miss Maudie points out to the children that the judge had tried to help Tom by appointing Atticus to the case instead of Maxwell Green, the new, untried lawyer who usually received court-appointed cases.