Bob Ewell

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Bob Ewell by Mind Map: Bob Ewell

1. BELIEFS & VALUES

1.1. White Supremacy

1.1.1. "All the little man on the witness stand had that made him any better than his nearest neighbors was, that if scrubbed with lye soap in very hot water, his skin was white."

1.1.1.1. He thinks that blacks shouldn't be alive and feels that white men are better and should be the only race.

2. ACTS LIKE

2.1. Backwards Thinking

2.1.1. "I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin' on my Mayella!"

2.1.1.1. This quote shows that he hasn't changed and seems as though he will always hate the blacks for no reason.

2.2. Arrogant

2.2.1. "He stood up and pointed his finger at Tom Robinson."

2.2.1.1. He's an arrogant man to show dominance over other characters. He thinks he's the best which is shown in the court room.

2.3. Selfish

2.3.1. "a man [Bob Ewell] spends his relief checks on green whiskey, his children have a way of crying from hunger pains."

2.3.1.1. This quote clearly shows how selfish Bob is as he spends his money on himself to drink rather than help his children survive.

3. MOTIVATED BY

3.1. Alcohol

3.1.1. "a man [Bob Ewell] spends his relief checks on green whiskey."

3.1.1.1. He drinks to flush his worries away. He always looks forward to when he can drink next.

3.2. His hate towards the blacks

3.2.1. "I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin' on my Mayella!"

3.2.1.1. Bob hates blacks and wants them gone from the world or jailed.

4. HOW OTHERS SEE HIM

4.1. Alcoholic

4.1.1. "a man [Bob Ewell] spends his relief checks on green whiskey"

4.1.1.1. Atticus is telling Scout about bob and gives a bit of information about Bobs family and what he does.

4.2. Poor

4.2.1. "his children have a way of crying from hunger pains."

4.2.1.1. This quote from Atticus shows that Bob has very little money and as a result his children go hungry.

4.3. Angry Old Man

4.3.1. "Mr. Ewell approached him, cursed him, spat on him, and threatened to kill him"

4.3.1.1. This quote was a description of the encounter between Bob and Atticus and shows the type of person Bob is.

4.4. Disgrace

4.4.1. "the disgrace of Maycomb for three generations"

4.4.1.1. The people of Maycomb see him as the disgrace of the town as no one is fond of him.

5. LOOKS LIKE

5.1. Unkempt

5.1.1. "He was the filthiest human I'd ever seen"

5.1.1.1. This is a clear quote that shows he's dirty and unkempt.

6. TEXTUAL ISSUES OR CONCERNS LINKED TO BOB

6.1. Racism

6.1.1. "I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin' on my Mayella!"

6.1.1.1. He's a racist man who hates the blacks and he tries to put the blame on them whenever he gets the chance.

6.2. Power

6.2.1. "Don't you look at me, Link Deas, like I was dirt. I ain't jumped your-"

6.2.1.1. He wants to have the most power and dominance over other people.