The Ewell Family - TKAMB

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"Maycomb Ewells lived behind the town garbage dump... in what was once a Negro cabin"

  • If they lived in what used to be a Negro cbin they must not be wealthy
  • 'Negro cabin' implies that it is dirty (due to 1930s American stereotypes in society at that time)
  • Represents their hatred for black people - foreshadows the trial with Tom Robinson
  • Language
    • 'Cabin' implies that their home is very small, despite the large number of people living there
  • Structure
    • The description gets more and more negative, even beforehand, which leaves the impression that 'Negro Cabin' is used for a negative effect
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