Judge Taylor allowed the question. Everyone in the courtroom notices that Tom's left arm is twelve inches shorter than his right, due to an accident in his youth when the arm got stuck a cotton gin. One of the men tells Atticus that he needs to make his children leave, and he obviously means this as a threat. Once her got to the house he hid under the bed for hours. Atticus repeated the question and asked if Mr. She gets Jem to investigate, and they discover Dill hiding under Scout's bed.
Its location was very far inland and away from the only form of transportation in that day - riverboats. Ewell to describe in his own words what happened that night. Likewise, without people like Atticus going out of their way to help others, the darkness of prejudice could perpetuate itself indefinitely. Perhaps the only exception is Miss Maudie, who doesn't want to see a man on trial for his life. Tom Robinson was accused guilty.
He says that this was around sunset. Ewells lived as guests of the county in prosperity as well as in the depths of a depression. Maycomb reluctantly has bent the laws for the Ewells, and Mr. She thought it was a snake and she walked over to Jems room and quietly knocked on his door and asked Jem what a snake felt like and told him that she thought one was under her bed. Dolphus Raymond drinking liquor from a paper bag and sitting with the black people. She is very distraught and cries in the witness stand, saying that she is afraid of Atticus.
The novel also continues to reveal the ugly underbelly of Maycomb. Ewell if he could write out his name for everybody. Now the Ewells were the most wretched people in Maycomb County. Ewell insisted that before he could get inside, Tom ran out, and because he was so worried about Mayella, he didn't go after Tom. Almost everyone in the town seems to have shown up to see it.
That night, Alexandra tries to talk Atticus into firing Calpurnia. With that conversation, Scout is further educated about prejudice and the negative consequences that result from it. Scout had won they were still equals. They were kind to him, but did not seem to need him around. Scout also finds out that it was Bob Ewell who has made the accusations against Tom Robinson. With his high morals, Atticus will not lower himself to the violent measures used by others, even for his own self-defense. In this video, Professor Bradley Greenburg from Northeastern Illinois University provides and in depth summary and analysis of the plot, characters and themes of Chapter 17 in Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
Atticus breaks up the fight and sends them off to bed. Many of his black neighbors live better than he and his family. Atticus questions Bob Ewell and asks him about why a doctor was not called. Underwood points out they are in the Colored balcony. Gilmer was talking to Mr. Scout asked about them and Jem hushed her.
All of this is, once again, Harper Lee giving the reader a window into Maycomb and, thus, a window into the South during this era. The town of Maycomb can talk about nothing else, and Atticus Finch and his family are at the center of it all. Underwood from the town newspaper is there, and he almost never attends church. Ewell says that it was plain enough to see what had happened to Mayella. However, it is actually a much different group of people: the lynch mob. However, Tom makes a fatal error when he admits under cross-examination that he, a black man, felt sorry for Mayella Ewell. Atticus gave Ewell a pen and an envelope to write his name on and the room went silent.
On the witness stand, Mr. Later that afternoon, Atticus leaves the house in his car, carrying an electrical extension cord with a light bulb at the end. The following evening, Atticus goes into town, and Jem, Scout, and Dill follow him. Ewell, asking whether a doctor was called, and Mr. Tate went and got Robinson, had the Ewell girl identify him, and then arrested him.
Jem, Scout and Dill watch on from the black balcony trying to determine if Atticus has a fighting chance. They are worried that a group of people intent on lynching Tom Robinson may intercept his transfer. Jem told Scout not to antagonize Aunt Alexandria. When Heck and Bob returned to the Ewell home out by the town dump, Mayella was beat up and lying on the floor in one of the rooms of the small, dirty house. Tate says, with some hesitation, that her right eye and entire right side of her face were bruised, and she had scratches all around her neck.
Heck Tate, the sheriff, was testifying and Scout saw some people who looked like they were from the Ewell family. Quiz Questions Level 3 7. He is a nobody in Maycomb, and yet he is everybody. She also judges families on the basis of how long they have been settled in the same place. However, because they wait too long, they succeed in getting seats only when Reverend Sykes lets them sit in the balcony where black people are required to sit in order to watch the trial. Unexpectedly, Mayella hugs him and then kissed him, saying she'd never been kissed by a man before. Atticus is only repeating the story as it really happened, but in this case, an echo is a very dangerous thing to Mayella.