She gave them each a nickel to get ice cream—she saved for a year 6. As the town of Maycomb do not accept blacks, they immediately see the worst of Tom and believe the accusation. Jem thinking that justice will always be served comes crumbling down throughout his mind. Mayella asked him to come in to fix a door, even though nothing seemed wrong with it. Due to the fact that he felt sorry for her. Who came to Tom's defense in the courtroom? Ewell quickly became defensive and on guard after Atticus Finch delivered question after question. Why does Mayella think Atticus is mocking her? As the questioning continues, Tate says Mayella was hit on the right side of her face, testimony Ewell agrees with.
Tom Robinson is another main character in the book who is accused of rape by Mayella Ewell. Finally, the judge tells him his effort is sufficient and he can take the stand. Atticus Finch, a single parent and lawyer, informs and advises his kids as well as many others about the realities of life. Bob Ewell agrees that the person that beat Mayella is left-handed. Tom confirms that one day last spring, Mayella asked him to chop up an old chiffarobe with a hatchet, but that was long before the November day in question.
Tom Robinson would reply with that it looked like she would need help and he felt sorry for her. This extract gives us an image of how she is when we first see meet her in the court room. Then he asked, 'where are the children? Robinson was represented by County lawyer, Atticus Finch, a well renowned and respected lawyer. Tom Robinson Facts No doctor was called right side of Mayella's face was bruised both arms were bruised finger marks all around her neck Implications No medical examination of Mayella; therefore, no physical evidence that Mayella was raped Person who beat her was left-handed. Although he is innocent of the crime, the all-white jury finds him guilty, and when he is sent to prison, he tries to escape and is shot and killed. The defendants lawyer, Atticus Finch, tried to capitalize on the contradictory statements.
While Tom loses his innocence so does Jem Finch mentally. Next, Tom gives his account of the Ewell incident. I felt right sorry fo r her, she seemed to try more'n the rest of 'em-' 'You felt sorry for her, you felt sorry for her? Why did Tom run away from the Ewell place? I feel that after all this time of being lonely, she stooped low to befriend and fall in love with a negro. When Tom passed by the Ewell house, Mayella called to him, requesting that he fix a door inside the house. In Maycomb society and, truthfully, the Southern United States at this time , basic human kindness from a black person to a white person is impermissible.
Tom Robinson was then asked if he was acquainted with Mayella Ewell. When Mayella takes the stand, she immediately begins to weep, fearful Atticus will break her with the writing trick like he did her father. This is the theme that Harper Lee is trying to get across. No truant officers could keep their numerous offspring in school; no public health officer could free them from congenital defects, various worms, and the diseases indigenous to filthy surroundings. The rendition of this verdict has brought to a close a trial that has captured the news and stirred the emotions of this town for several months. He knew that no matter what he did, he would be in trouble. And, the entire courtroom will soon realize that the danger actually lies in living close to the Ewells, not vice versa.
He went several times after that to help her without payment. Gilmer is harsh and insulting. Why does Atticus bring up the fact that Tom Robinson had been in trouble before? This is the only reasoning for the jury to convict Tom Robinson. For years Mayella has been rapped and abused by her father. Gilmer behaving so disrespectfully toward Tom. Below us, nobody liked Tom Robinson's answer. When Scout and Jem were walking home after the pageant, they were very innocent not doing anything except walking home.
Ewell had went to the Ewell household where Miss Ewell was lying on the floor and looked beat down. Atticus asked very frequently if and why Mr. In his testimony, it proves that Mayella was lying in her testimony. The witness realized his mistake and shifted uncomfortably in the chair. Then Tom said he had went by mayella house to fix a door but it was not messed up then mayella jumped on him and hugged and kissed him then mr ewell came and tom ran because he was scared. Atticus asked why he was scared and tom said if you were a nigger you wpuld be scared to. Mayella sticks to her testimony, but Atticus shifts his questioning.
Tom says, after persistent questioning, that he felt sorry for her. The loss of hope and the reality of confinement seem to be what drove Tom to his choice. It was in this moment that Ewell saw the two through the window and went after Mayella. A jury of all whites convicted a black defendant on evidence that was far from beyond reasonable doubt. She was mighty banged up.
When she went in the house to get a nickle for him, she turned around and he was on her. Since all parties agree Mayella was hit on the right side of her face, everyone also agrees that the suspect must be left-handed. Bob Ewell seemed to be quite calm, until the questions began to overwhelm the witness. Isn't running away evidence of guilt? She said she would pay him a nickle. He denied ever contemplating or committing such a terrible crime. Highlights of the Trial The Prosecution's strongest witness was the alleged victim, Mayella Ewell. She went to New York to pursue her dreams.