- What does Scout identify as the only difference between the Ewells and his neighbors?
- How is the Ewell’s house described?
- What does Scout’s description of the Ewells and their neighbors suggest?
- How is the description of the Ewell house effective in characterizing the family?
- What do we learn about the Ewell family in Chapter 17?
- Why does mayella think Atticus is mocking her?
- What did Bob Ewell call his daughter?
- What type of person is Bob Ewell?
What does Scout identify as the only difference between the Ewells and his neighbors?
When Bob Ewell takes the witness stand, Scout notes that the only thing “that made him better than his nearest neighbors was, that if scrubbed with lye soap in very hot water, his skin was white.” It is ironic that the Ewells are so dirt-covered that identifying their skin color is difficult.
How is the Ewell’s house described?
Hover for more information. In the novel, the Ewells live behind Maycomb’s garbage dump in what used to be a slave cabin. The small cabin is in a dilapidated state. The roof is shingled with flattened tin cans, while the walls of the cabin are reinforced by sheets of corrugated iron.
What does Scout’s description of the Ewells and their neighbors suggest?
Scout describes the position that the Ewells hold in the Maycomb community. Her description makes clear that the Ewells are not a powerful family who are playing with the lives of those less fortunate. Rather, the Ewells are the poorest of the poor and at the very bottom of white society.
How is the description of the Ewell house effective in characterizing the family?
How is the description of the Ewell house effective in characterizing the family? It shows us how they live. Atticus said early in the book that the Ewells “live like animals.” We see that they are desperately poor, surviving by taking what they can use from the dump. We also see that they are resourceful, tough.
What do we learn about the Ewell family in Chapter 17?
What do we learn indirectly of the home life of the Ewell family in this chapter? We learn that there are many children, and one always drunk father. The family is so poor that they live at the dump and get food from the dump, never wash, and almost never have decent food.
Why does mayella think Atticus is mocking her?
What makes Mayella think Atticus is “mocking” her? Because when he calls her “ma’am” and “Miss Mayella.” Mayella tells Judge Taylor that Atticus is mocking her when he has actually addressed her in terms of politeness. She is not used to being treated with respect or dignity and doesn’t like it.
What did Bob Ewell call his daughter?
In summary, Mayella Violet Ewell is Bob Ewell’s oldest daughter, who plays the role of antagonist in the story by falsely accusing Tom Robinson of assaulting and raping her. The name of Bob Ewell’s daughter is Mayella Violet Ewell.
What type of person is Bob Ewell?
Bob Ewell. A drunken, mostly unemployed member of Maycomb’s poorest family. In his knowingly wrongful accusation that Tom Robinson raped his daughter, Ewell represents the dark side of the South: ignorance, poverty, squalor, and hate-filled racial prejudice.