TKAMB.pdf - Ari Ortega English Period 4 Imagine a girl that was beaten and raped by her father Sympathizing with her would be the right thing Well not

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Unformatted text preview: Ari​ ​Ortega English 1/21/16 Period​ ​4 Imagine​ ​a​ ​girl​ ​that​ ​was​ ​beaten​ ​and​ ​raped​ ​by​ ​her​ ​father.​ ​Sympathizing​ ​with her​ ​would​ ​be​ ​the​ ​right​ ​thing.​ ​Well​ ​not​ ​in​ ​this​ ​case.​ ​Mayella​ ​Ewell​ ​was​ ​beaten​ ​by her​ ​father,​ ​Bob​ ​Ewell​ ​beat​ ​her​ ​because​ ​Mayella​ ​was​ ​trying​ ​to​ ​be​ ​with​ ​Tom Robinson,​ ​a​ ​black,​ ​but​ ​to​ ​save​ ​the​ ​embarrassment​ ​Mr.​ ​Ewell​ ​told​ ​Mayella​ ​to​ ​say Tom​ ​Robinson​ ​tried​ ​to​ ​rape​ ​her.​ ​Due​ ​to​ ​the​ ​novel,​ ​To​ ​kill​ ​a​ ​mockingbird​,​ ​Harper Lee​ ​makes​ ​it​ ​impossible​ ​to​ ​sympathize​ ​with​ ​Mayella​ ​Ewell​ ​because​ ​she​ ​wanted​ ​to be​ ​with​ ​the​ ​defendant​ ​(Tom​ ​Robinson),​ ​lies​ ​about​ ​what​ ​happened,​ ​and​ ​finally​ ​lets Tom​ ​be​ ​guilty​ ​for​ ​hurting​ ​Mayella,​ ​but​ ​in​ ​reality​ ​he​ ​was​ ​innocent. The​ ​author,​ ​Harper​ ​Lee​ ​makes​ ​it​ ​very​ ​noticeable​ ​that​ ​no​ ​one​ ​should sympathize​ ​for​ ​Mayella​ ​Ewell.​ ​The​ ​author​ ​states​ ​that​ ​“she​ ​reached​ ​up​ ​an’​ ​kissed me​ ​on​ ​the​ ​side​ ​of​ ​the​ ​face”(194).​ ​This​ ​in​ ​fact​ ​proves​ ​that​ ​Mayella​ ​was​ ​not​ ​abused by​ ​Tom.​ ​He​ ​in​ ​fact​ ​was​ ​kissed​ ​without​ ​his​ ​permission.​ ​Still,​ ​Tom​ ​was​ ​suspected​ ​of lying.​ ​Atticus​ ​(the​ ​lawyer​ ​defending​ ​Tom)​ ​as​ ​cunning​ ​as​ ​he​ ​was​ ​he​ ​knew​ ​how​ ​to prove​ ​this​ ​otherwise,​ ​“Dill​ ​leaned​ ​across​ ​me​ ​and​ ​asked​ ​Jem​ ​what​ ​Atticus​ ​was doing.​ ​Jem​ ​said​ ​Atticus​ ​was​ ​showing​ ​the​ ​jury​ ​that​ ​Tom​ ​had​ ​nothing​ ​to​ ​hide”(190). Proving​ ​that​ ​Tom​ ​was​ ​not​ ​lying​ ​but​ ​in​ ​fact​ ​telling​ ​the​ ​truth.​ ​Therefore,​ ​Mayella did​ ​make​ ​a​ ​move​ ​on​ ​tom​ ​and​ ​wanted​ ​to​ ​kiss​ ​him.​ ​Tom​ ​was​ ​only​ ​invited​ ​to​ ​do work/fix​ ​something​ ​inside​ ​the​ ​house,​ ​by​ ​Miss​ ​Mayella,​ ​“so​ ​i​ ​done​ ​what​ ​she​ ​told me,​ ​an’​ ​I​ ​just​ ​reachin’​ ​when​ ​the​ ​next​ ​thing​ ​I​ ​knows​ ​she-​ ​she’d​ ​grabbed​ ​me​ ​round the​ ​leg”(193).​ ​Catching​ ​Tom​ ​by​ ​surprise.​ ​Tom​ ​had​ ​no​ ​idea​ ​this​ ​was​ ​going​ ​on. Proving​ ​Tom​ ​had​ ​nothing​ ​to​ ​do​ ​with​ ​it​ ​and​ ​Miss​ ​Mayella​ ​came​ ​onto​ ​him. In​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​making​ ​a​ ​move​ ​on​ ​Tom​ ​she​ ​would​ ​lie​ ​about​ ​what​ ​would happen.​ ​Miss​ ​Mayella​ ​would​ ​instead​ ​say​ ​“He​ ​does​ ​tollable,​ ​‘cept​ ​when-​ ​cept when?’​ ​Mayella​ ​looked​ ​at​ ​her​ ​father”​ ​(245).​ ​Here​ ​she​ ​is​ ​stuttering​ ​and​ ​think​ ​on what​ ​to​ ​say​ ​hinting​ ​that​ ​she​ ​is​ ​lying.​ ​By​ ​her​ ​looking​ ​at​ ​her​ ​father​ ​she​ ​is​ ​letting her​ ​father​ ​get​ ​away​ ​with​ ​it.​ Due​ ​to​ ​the​ ​time​ ​period​ ​in​ ​the​ ​1930s​ ​everyone​ ​was most​ ​likely​ ​to​ ​believe​ ​a​ ​white​ ​instead​ ​of​ ​a​ ​black.​ ​Tom​ ​and​ ​Atticus​ ​knew​ ​this.​ ​Like Tom,​ ​“it​ ​weren’t​ ​safe​ ​for​ ​any​ ​nigger​ ​to​ ​be​ ​in​ ​a​ ​-fix​ ​like​ ​that”​ ​(198).​ ​Tom​ ​knew​ ​he was​ ​innocent​ ​but​ ​if​ ​any​ ​white​ ​girl​ ​accused​ ​a​ ​black​ ​man​ ​of​ ​rape​ ​he​ ​would immediately​ ​get​ ​hunged​ ​or​ ​go​ ​to​ ​jail.​ ​Therefore,​ ​Mayella​ ​could​ ​easily​ ​lie​ ​if​ ​she wanted​ ​too.​ ​Now​ ​what​ ​absolutely​ ​proved​ ​that​ ​Mayella​ ​Ewell​ ​is​ ​lying​ ​was​ ​that​ ​she said​ ​something​ ​very​ ​firm​ ​and​ ​exact,​ ​“I​ ​got​ ​something​ ​to​ ​say​ ​an’​ ​then​ ​I​ ​ain’t gonna​ ​say​ ​no​ ​more.​ ​That​ ​nigge​ ​took​ ​of​ ​me​ ​an’​ ​if​ ​you​ ​fine​ ​fancy​ ​gentlemen​ ​don’t wanta​ ​do​ ​nothin’​ ​then​ ​you’re​ ​all​ ​yellow​ ​stinkin​ ​cowards”​ ​(188).​ ​By​ ​insulting everyone​ ​Mayella​ ​is​ ​desperate​ ​for​ ​everyone​ ​to​ ​believe​ ​her.​ ​Thus,​ ​proving​ ​that Miss​ ​Mayella’s​ ​whole​ ​testimony​ ​was​ ​a​ ​lie. Lastly,​ ​no​ ​sympathy​ ​can​ ​come​ ​to​ ​any​ ​girl​ ​that​ ​lets​ ​any​ ​man​ ​that​ ​is innocent​ ​to​ ​be​ ​guilty.​ ​Tom​ ​was​ ​simply​ ​at​ ​the​ ​house​ ​on​ ​orders​ ​of​ ​Miss​ ​Mayella. Once​ ​he​ ​got​ ​in,​ ​it​ ​was​ ​a​ ​different​ ​story.​ ​“I​ ​said​ ​Miss​ ​Mayella,​ ​this​ ​door​ ​looked alright,​ ​then​ ​she​ ​shut​ ​the​ ​door​ ​in​ ​my​ ​face”(193).​ ​Making​ ​Tom​ ​innocent. In​ ​conclusion,​ ​the​ ​novel​ ​To​ ​kill​ ​a​ ​mockingbird​,​ ​Harper​ ​Lee​ ​makes​ ​it impossible​ ​to​ ​sympathize​ ​with​ ​Mayella​ ​Ewell​ ​because​ ​she​ ​wanted​ ​to​ ​be​ ​with​ ​the defendant,​ ​lies​ ​about​ ​what​ ​happened,​ ​and​ ​finally​ ​lets​ ​Tom​ ​be​ ​guilty​ ​for​ ​raping Mayella​ ​while​ ​being​ ​innocent.​ ​Mayella​ ​Ewell​ ​may​ ​have​ ​been​ ​raped​ ​by​ ​her​ ​father or​ ​beaten​ ​by​ ​her​ ​father​ ​but​ ​she​ ​lets​ ​him​ ​get​ ​away​ ​with​ ​it.​ ​Also​ ​Mayella​ ​made​ ​a move​ ​on​ ​Tom​ ​and​ ​she​ ​accused​ ​him​ ​of​ ​raping​ ​her.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​entirely​ ​impossible​ ​to sympathize​ ​for​ ​Mayella​ ​Ewell​ ​in​ ​To​ ​Kill​ ​A​ ​Mockingbird​​ ​for​ ​all​ ​those​ ​things​ ​she has​ ​done. ...
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