Bob Ewell

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1.1. values are foggy due to his alcohol

1.1.1. Quote or Evidence (Including page #) Explain

1.1.2. Quote or Evidence ( Including page #) Explain

1.2. thinks that whites are superior to blakcs

1.2.1. "All the little man on the witness stand had that made him any better than his nearest neighbors was, that if scrubbed with lye soap in very hot water, his skin was white" (17.67). This quote is a great summary of Bob Ewell and his beliefs and values as he was a dirty person with little values and hated black people


2.1. Arrogant

2.1.1. "He stood up and pointed his finger at Tom Robinson." Page 188 He uses arrogance to show dominance even in such a serious place such as a court room. He believes he is better than Tom and he acts like it.

2.2. Not serious

2.2.1. Mr. Ewell was Mr. Gilmer's witness, and he had no business being rude to him of all people. "Are you the father of Mayella Ewell?" was the next question. "Well, if I ain't I can't do nothing about it now, her ma's dead," was the answer. (17.70-72) This is a time to be serious, in the court case and he is making jokes where they shouldn't be made

2.3. Ferrel

2.3.1. "Atticus was leaving the post office when Mr. Ewell approached him, cursed him, spat on him, and threatened to kill him" (23.2) This displays how horrendous and animalistic Ewell's behaviour is


3.1. His hatred of a negro world

3.1.1. Quote or Evidence (Including Page #) Bob either wants black men improsend or taken from this earth and does this trial to get rid of TOm Robinson

3.2. Alcohol

3.2.1. "...but when a man spends his relief checks on green whiskey his children have a way of crying from hunger pains. I don’t know of any landowner around here who begrudges those children any game their father can hit.” chapter 3 This quote displays that Bob Ewell is an alcoholic and motivated by alcohol. It also says that he doesn't do much for his children at ll.


4.1. Irresposible

4.1.1. "Nodbody was quite sure on how may children were on the place. Some people said six others said nine; there were always several dirty faced ones at the windows when other walked by." Bob Ewell was irresponsible as he didn't care for his children, he was more worried about getting drunk and shooting.

4.2. Disgrace

4.2.1. "the disgrace of Maycomb for three generations" (3.93 people don't like him and see him as a disgrace


5.1. Unhygenic

5.1.1. "He was the filthiest human I'd ever seen" Page 28 This is Scout referring to Bob Ewell's son Burris. It highlights the state of hygiene that their family upholds.

5.2. Drunk

5.2.1. "Drank it up anyway--sometimes went off in the swamp for days and came home sick." Highlights that Bob was a drunk. Spending a lot of time drinking and not looking after his children.

6. themes liked to this character

6.1. racism

6.1.1. [Mr. Ewell says] "I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin' on my Mayella!" (17.84) Bob is a big character showing the theme for he is the exact definition of a racist man

6.2. Power

6.2.1. Mr. Ewell said, "Don't you look at me, Link Deas, like I was dirt. I ain't jumped your-" […] Bob Ewell is all about power so by scaring Helen he's declaring his power over her