Ewells Tom was asked what happened on the night that he had allegedly “raped” Mayella. After explaining Both stories are very different, but Robinson’s story seems to be more valid than Mayella’s because she had
that Mayella had asked him in, he said,“ ‘Mr.Finch, I got down offa that chair an’ turned around an’ she (Mayella) sorta jumped on me’ ”(220). kissed a black man which was unspeakable of at the time she would have a reason to want to cover it up Ewells Mayella had told Tom that she had never kissed a grown man but “ ‘what her papa do to her don’t count’ “(221). It seems as though Bob Ewell might be not only physically abusing Mayella but also sexually Ewells After Mayella had kissed Tom “ ‘She says, ‘Kiss me back, n-gger’ ’ “(221). Mayella not only “harassed” Tom but also had told him to kiss her back. If the roles had been switched and Tom had been white and Mayella black she would have been tormented. Ewells Tom said that when Mayella had kissed him Bob Ewell had screamed, “... you g-ddamn wh-re, I’ll kill ya”(221). We can see that Bob Ewell seems to be aware that Mayella had kissed Tom and that he has a bad temper.
- Fall '19
- English-language films, Left-handedness, Bob Ewell, Mayella