Bob Ewell

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Bob Ewell by Mind Map: Bob Ewell

1. BELIEFS & VALUES

1.1. White people are better then Black

1.1.1. Quote or Evidence ( Including page #)

1.1.1.1. Bob is racist and his belief is that white people are and will always be better then black people

1.2. Money

1.2.1. Mr. Ewell was sitting smugly in the witness chair, surveying his handiwork.

1.2.1.1. Bob values money and is in need of it desperately. In court he sues

1.3. Only Himself

1.3.1. Relief check was far from enough to feed the family, and there was strong suspicion that Papa drank it

1.3.1.1. Bob Ewell is very selfish and values himself better then all his family members.

2. ACTS LIKE

2.1. Rude/racist

2.1.1. 'they're dangerous to live around 'sides devaluin' my property'

2.1.1.1. He discriminates against the blacks

2.2. Disrespectful

2.2.1. He was the only man I ever heard of who was fired from the WPA for laziness.

2.2.1.1. How he talks, acts to people and what he says to people

2.3. Abusive

2.3.1. Jem, see if you can stand in Bob Ewell's shoes a minute. I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial, if he had any to begin with... So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that's something I'll gladly take. He had to take it out on somebody and I'd rather it be me than that houseful of children out there."

2.3.1.1. Bob spat and verbally abused Atticus and is known for beating the children and Mayella at home.

3. MOTIVATED BY

3.1. Anger

3.1.1. Jem, see if you can stand in Bob Ewell's shoes a minute. I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial, if he had any to begin with. The man had to have some kind of comeback, his kind always does. So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that's something I'll gladly take.

3.1.1.1. Bob Ewell does this because he knows that Atticus made him look bad in court. this was a way of saying screw you.

3.2. Emotion

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3.3. Emotion

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4. HOW OTHERS SEE HIM

4.1. Scary, mean and horrible

4.1.1. Stopped Atticus…spat in his face, and told him he’d get him if it took the rest of his life.

4.1.1.1. He does not have a good reputation around the town

4.2. Racist

4.2.1. Don’t you look at me, Link Deas, like I was dirt.

4.2.1.1. He constantly makes comments, rude remarks and insults about Black people

4.3. Unfriendly person

4.3.1. Somehow, I could think of nothing but Mr. Bob Ewell saying he’d get Atticus if it took him the rest of his life. Mr. Ewell almost got him, and it was the last thing he did.

4.3.1.1. He has no positive appearance to help anyone but himself and abuses his family

5. LOOKS LIKE

5.1. Unclean

5.1.1. "I want you to go home and wash your hair." He was the filtheist human being I'd ever seen. his neck was dark grey, the backs of his hands were rusty, and his fingernails were black deep into the quick.

5.1.1.1. The Ewells have a reputation of not being the most hygienic family in the county. As they could not afford to wash themselves.

5.2. Scary

5.2.1. Somehow, I could think of nothing but Mr. Bob Ewell saying he’d get Atticus if it took him the rest of his life. Mr. Ewell almost got him, and it was the last thing he did.

5.2.1.1. What made his scary is that he continually threatened people, some worse than others, but he only ever acted on the few he thought were worth his time and effort.

5.3. Quality

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6. TEXTUAL ISSUES OR CONCERNS LINKED TO THIS CHARACTER

6.1. Racism

6.1.1. Quote or EvidencI seen that black n-gg-r yonder ruttin' on my Mayella

6.1.1.1. Bob Ewell is a very racist individual, he won't stop ay anything to accuse a niggro and to make him seem like a hero.

6.2. Abuser to his daughter

6.2.1. Didn’t Bob Ewell beat you up?

6.2.1.1. In court it seemed to be proved that Bob Ewell beated up Mayella instead of Tom Robinson although the jury still found him innocent.

6.3. Bad parent

6.3.1. Relief check was far from enough to feed the family, and there was strong suspicion that Papa drank it

6.3.1.1. Mr Ewell had a drinking problem so any money that was to go to help his family live better he would use it up on alcohol.

6.4. Concern

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