To What Extent Is Mayella Ewell Guilty In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Is it possible that an innocent person can be guilty in a court of law?. A white woman testifies that she was raped by a black man in the 1930s. in To Kill a Mockingbird Mayella Ewell's testimony was the most damaging.

She appears threatened and she was being dishonest during the trial. Mayella Ewell was Bob Ewell's daughter.She was unhappy and abused by him. During the trial, Mayella was emotionally abused by her father. She has been expect to lie during the trial and obviously, she do not felt comfortable with that.When the trial started ‘’Mayella burst into tears’’ (Lee 240) she was crying for a while meaning she was trying to avoid the questions because she knew she was lying. During the trial Mayella was constantly looking at her father.She was afraid of him meaning that she was scared of do something or say something wrong about what actually happened with Tom Robinson. In this quote “ Mayella looked at her father, who was sitting with his chair tipped against the railing. He sat up straight and waited for her to answer. Mr. Ewell leaned back again.” (Lee 245). This shows that Mayella was being alarmed by her father. She knew if she
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Mayella Ewell was an unhappy, weak women , abused by her father Bob Ewell. She was in the lowest class although her race lets her do what she wanted and the people around her too. There was plenty of things that she said and did that did not make any sense.She had the power of being a white woman and because of that power she lies about something that did not happen and she had the ability to accuse innocent men just because of her race and because she was afraid of her father. In conclusion sometimes Humans make mistakes this mistakes can ruin people's life and sometimes nobody can not do anything about it not even the justice system. During the pass of the years many people are accused to be guilty of something that they did not

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