Robert Ewell

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  • Created on: 29-03-15 15:02
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  • Robert Ewell
    • Manipulative
      • "I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin' on my Mayella!"
        • barely literate
        • dehumanizes Tom
        • emphasizes race
        • portrays Mayella as  victum
    • Threatening
      • "She [Helen] heard a soft voice behind her, crooning foul words." [Robert]
        • power play
        • enjoys being scary
      • "Atticus was leaving the post office when Mr.Ewell approached him,cursed him,spat on him,and threatened to kill him"-Step
        • had a taste of power
        • violence is his only defense
        • feels shamed
    • Low in society
      • "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"
        • lowest class
        • tom is Nice he is not, the only reason he is given more power is becasue he's white
        • the only way Ewell can feel superior is racism
        • The only reason society trusts him is because he is white

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