Is Bob Ewell black or white?
Bob represents the uneducated and racist sector of the Southern population. He is indisputably the worst person living in Maycomb, but because he is a white man, this puts him above Tom Robinson. Bob Ewell knows that Tom is innocent, but takes advantage of his perceived superiority for his own benefit.
What was Bob Ewell accused of?
raping his daughter
Bob Ewell: An alcoholic, poverty-stricken, and abusive man, Bob Ewell deliberately and wrongfully accuses Tom Robinson of raping his daughter, and then tries to attack Scout and Jem after the trial.
Why did Bob Ewell accuse Tom?
Bob Ewell blamed the attack on Tom Robinson because he caught Mayella kissing Tom Robinson. Bob Ewell was furious with Mayella. He took out his frustrations on Mayella by beating her and attacking her. Then Bob Ewell blamed Tom Robinson to protect his own reputation as well as Mayella’s reputation.
Is Bob Ewell lefthanded?
Atticus‘ careful questioning of Bob Ewell and Tom Robinson only gradually reveals the fact that Mayella Ewell was hit by a left handed man. Bob Ewell is left handed and Tom Robinson is unable to use his left arm.
Who actually hurt Mayella?
Mayella testifies and insists that Tom raped her and beat her as well. Mayella says Tom is asked to chop a chiffarobe and that is when he rapes her. Atticus shows through her testimony that she has no social skills, has an unhappy homelife, and has no friends.
Who beat Mayella Ewell?
Well, Tom Robinson did NOT beat Mayella. Her father Bob Ewell beat her.