To Kill A Mockingbird Study Guide Questions Chapters 15-17

What did Heck Tate’s mob want? They wanted to warn Atticus that he might be in danger for defending Tom Robinson.
What was the purpose of Walter Cunningham’s mob? Their purpose was to try and lynch Tom Robinson for “raping” Mayella Ewell.
Identify and describe Mr. Dolphus Raymond: a man who pretended to be the town drunk to give people a reason why he was so strange by marrying a black women and hanging out with them.
Why did Mr. Cunningham’s mob leave? Because Scout diffused the mob mentality by standing between them and the jail talking to them.
Mr. Gilmer Bob Ewell’s racist attorney in the case against Tom Robinson
Bob Ewell A drunken, mostly unemployed member of Maycomb’s poorest family. In his knowingly wrongful accusation that Tom Robinson raped his daughter, Ewell represents the dark side of the South: ignorance, poverty, squalor, and hate-filled racial prejudice.
Mayella Ewell Bob Ewell’s abused, lonely, unhappy daughter. Though one can pity her because of her overbearing father, one cannot pardon her for her shameful indictment of Tom Robinson.
Judge Taylor The judge on the Tom Robinson Rape case (Not Prejudice)
What was the importance of Mayella’s bruises being primarily on the right-hand side of her face? They showed that her attacker was left-handed, like Bob Ewell

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