The Ewells

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The Ewells by Mind Map: The Ewells

1. Bob Ewell

1.1. Motivated by

1.1.1. 'he'd get him if it took the rest of his life.'

1.1.1.1. Revenge against Atticus for unveiling his evil-side in public.

1.1.2. 'What kind of man are you?', 'nigger', 'ruttin'' and nigger-nest'

1.1.2.1. Racism and belief that all white people are above black people. Bob Ewell refers to black people in very racist and oppressive ways.

1.2. Beliefs and Values

1.2.1. 'my Mayella' (page 230)

1.2.1.1. Ownership of family and their actions.

1.2.2. What kind man are you? (page 218)

1.2.2.1. Belief that he is higher than all black people and so are all white people.

1.3. Looks like

1.3.1. His nose was thin, pointed, and shiny; he had no chin to speak of. (page 226)

1.3.1.1. Sharp in some features but undefined in others. Dirty.

1.3.2. He seemed to grow ruddy again; his chest swelled, and once more he was a red little rooster. (page 250)

1.3.2.1. Metaphor to explain the angering and swelling he does. He tries to be physically bigger and scarier.

1.4. How others see him

1.4.1. 'It's against the law, all right,' said my father, 'and its certainly bad, but when a man spends his relief checks on green whiskey his children have a way of crying from hunger pains. (page 32)

1.4.1.1. As a selfish pig who is very evil and doesn't even care for his own kids.

1.4.2. 'Nigger', 'ruttin'' and 'nigger-nest'

1.4.2.1. Racist. Very offensive and uneducated.

1.5. Concerns linked to this character

1.5.1. He was running, running towards us with no child's steps. (page 284)

1.5.1.1. Tries to kill Scout and Jem

1.5.2. 'He'd get him if it took the rest of his life.' (page 291)

1.5.2.1. Revenge against Atticus

1.6. Acts like

1.6.1. I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin' on my Mayella! (page 187)

1.6.1.1. Racist and a liar.

1.6.2. This morning Mr bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post-office corner, spat in his face, and told him he'd get him if it took the rest of his life. (page 234)

1.6.2.1. Offensive, repulsive and impulsive. Bob Ewell is unrefined and very forthright with his hatred for Atticus.

1.6.3. He spends his welfare checks on whiskey and lets the local landowners turn a blind eye to his poaching captivities out of pity for his hungry children. (page 222)

1.6.3.1. Selfish. Bob Ewell is very selfish and uses all his money from the government to buy himself drinks, he leaves his children starving.

2. Mayella Ewell

2.1. Motivated by

2.1.1. useless

2.2. Beliefs and Values

2.2.1. Aspiration to be good

2.3. Looks like

2.3.1. Scared

2.3.1.1. “She somehow seemed fragile looking…she stared at him and burst into tears" Page 195

2.3.2. Young

2.3.2.1. "A Young girl walked to the witness stand" page 195

2.3.2.1.1. This quote show that

2.3.3. Fragile

2.3.3.1. “She somehow seemed fragile looking…she stared at him and burst into tears." (pg 195)

2.4. How others see her

2.4.1. Lonely

2.4.1.1. "Who are your friends? The witness frowned as if puzzled. 'Friends" page 202

2.4.2. Lower Class

2.4.2.1. "The boy stood up. He was the filthiest human being i had ever seen." (pg 28)

2.5. Concerns linked to this character

2.6. Acts like

2.6.1. Dramatic

2.6.1.1. “Just tell us what happened. You can do that, cant you?” Mayella stared at him and burst into tears…Judge Taylor let her cry for a while, then he said “That’s enough now.” page 197