Underwood was looking out for him until after the mob disperses. In the packed courthouse, the children have trouble getting seats until helps them find seats upstairs in the balcony where the black people sit. Ewell to describe in his own words what happened that night. Atticus asked Mayella to confirm that that was the person who raped her and Mayella said yes. Ewell is most likely to blame for Mayella's injuries. Lula feels as if the church is for black people only and that the whites should not go and get involved in their activities.
Scout and Jem receive strange looks and comments from some members of the church due to their skin color. Suddenly Scout runs out into the circle, but is taken aback when she realizes that these men are strangers to her. Did she start screaming when she saw her father in the window? Mayella went to school for a few years but none of her eight siblings go, and their mother is dead. She denied that as well. Underwood even had to be inside armed with shotgun. In chapter 14 Aunt Alexandra criticizes Calpurnia for bringing the children to church with her.
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. The court is adjourned for a recess. Tom had fled away in fear for his life. In this chapter, Atticus demonstrates his excellent skills as a lawyer. Chapter 18 Analysis Mayella lies her way through the trial. Judge Taylor came back into the court room after a minute and put a cigar in his mouth. Link Deas outside the courtroom, and Mr.
Even her aunt's constant pestering is a sign of her care for Scout, which is much better than the ambivalence that Dill experienced. Because she does this, Mr. It starts off as the beginning of summer and by the end of the sixth chapter an entire year has passed by. Underwood reveals himself in a nearby window with a gun, pointing out that he had them covered the whole time. Judge Taylor furiously expels Deas from the courtroom for interrupting. Ewell come back to the Witness stand and Atticus said that he had a few questions for Mr. Bob Ewell and his children live behind the town garbage dump in a tin-roofed cabin with a yard full of trash.
Bob Ewell's pride can't afford for a black man to go back to his community talking about a white woman making a pass at him. She says that she called Tom Robinson inside the fence that evening and offered him a nickel to break up a dresser for her, and that once he got inside the house he grabbed her and took advantage of her. Individuals are not judged on their own qualities, but rather upon stereotypes forced upon their entire clan. Why didn't they come running? The next thing she claimed to remember was her father standing over her. Jem takes Scout aside and tries to tell her not to antagonize their aunt.
The prosecution rests, and Atticus calls only one witness—Tom Robinson. Scout realizes how lucky she is to have a family that needs her. He and his children -- how many there are, no one knows for sure -- live in a run down cabin behind the town garbage dump. For one thing, she reasons, Tom Robinson might be left-handed, too. Then, her father arrived and Tom ran away.
The jury and the people in the courthouse were aghast to see that useless and limp at his side, Tom's left arm was twelve inches shorter than his right one with a withered hand at the end of it. Jem and Scout are young, but the trial has made them grow up fast, being subjected to taunts and name calling from friends at school and people in the community. A number of critics have objected that the facts of the case are crafted to be—no pun intended—too black and white. Chapter 18 It is now Mayella's turn to be a witness. Analysis At this point in the story, readers may be tempted to think that Tom Robinson's trial is basically about white prejudice against African Americans. Tom Robinson is moved to the Maycomb county jail. Atticus shot a rapid-fire barrage of questions at Mayella then concerning how Tom could have held her down and raped her if she'd been fighting as hard as she could.
Atticus calls only one witness — Tom Robinson. Atticus is being called away from home more and more due to the Tom Robinson trial. Atticus asked if she remembered Tom hitting her in the face. Summary: Chapter 19 Tom testifies that he always passed the Ewell house on the way to work and that Mayella often asked him to do chores for her. Judge Taylor ordered for Mr. Atticus asked if she had any friends.