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To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 17-19

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Transcript of To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 17-19

Summary Chapter 17
Explanation of Quote
Explanation of Quote
Theme: Good and Evil
By: Neha,Sukhmani, Jaskarn, Gurjot,Hamzah
To Kill a Mockingbird: Chapters 17-19
Character Introduction
Mr.Gilmer(the prosecutor)
Mayella (Bob Ewell's daughter)
Link Deas (Tom's employer)

Tom Robinson's court case starts
Heck Tate and Bob Ewell tell their side of the story
Atticus tries to prove that Mr.Ewell could' ve beaten Mayella
Summary Chapter 18
Mayella explains her side of the story.
Atticus questions her and wants her to admit that her father had beaten her.
Tom Robinson is then called to testify.
Summary Chapter 19
(Mayella testifiying)
Tom Robinson tells his side of the story
Link Deas is sent out of the courtroom
Mr.Glimer accuses Tom for lying
(Tom Robinson says) "yes, suh. I felt right sorry for her, she seemed to try more'n the rest of 'em."
(Lee 264)
Theme: Social Inequality
Theme: Courage
[Mr. Ewell says] "I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin' on my Mayella!" (Lee 231).
Quote Context:
Quote said by Bob Ewells.
In the trial, Ewells is called up to testify.
He testifies that Tom Robinson raped his daughter.
Ewell uses offensive language.
Makes racist comments.
[Mr. Ewell says] "I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin' on my Mayella!" (Lee 231).
Relates to social inequality. (Racism)
Ewell uses racist word, for example, Black nigger.
No one does anything to stop Ewell just because his opponent, Tom Robinson has a different skin color.
No one believes Tom Robinson’s story because he is black.
"No suh, scared I'd hafta face up to what I didn't do." (Lee 265)
What took place before?
Stated by Tom Robinson
Stated in the Trial
Defends Himself against persecutor
Persecutor was Mr. Gilmer
Context
"No suh, scared I'd hafta face up to what I didn't do." (Lee 265)
Shows how people use their power over other vulnerable people (Whites Powerful over Blacks)
Tom Robinson says this to defend himself
Mr. Gilmer tried to overwhelm Tom with questions
Tom felt vulnerable because of the racism taking place, and him being a predominantly white courthouse
This was a positive for Tom, Gilmer couldn't use his statement against him causing the questioning to end
Character Connection To Theme
Good and Evil:
Social Inequality:
Courage:
Atticus
Judge Taylor
Atticus
Quote Context
quote was said by Tom
atticus called him up as a witness
tom had to prove his innocence
Mr.Glimer kept repeating a question
he asking him, why did he help Mayella Ewell without anything in return
Mr.Glimmer insisted that tom wanted sexual pleasure in return
he wanted tom to slip up and say something he didn't do
in replay of Mr.Glimmer accusation he said "yes, suh. I felt right sorry for her, she seemed to try more'n the rest of 'em."

Explanation of quote
(Tom Robinson says) "yes, suh. I felt right sorry for her, she seemed to try more'n the rest of 'em." (Lee 264)
Relates to Coexistence of good and evil
Tom had to prove he did not rape Mayella
Tom was actually a good man
he said he helped mayella without anything in return
he said he felt sorry for her
he denied mayella when she offered him a nickle
some people think he is a good man others dont
Mr. Link Deas says tom worked for him for 8 years and within in thta time he did not cause any trouble
this proves tom is in fact a good man
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