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Identify three threats that Bob Ewell allegedly makes against some Maycomb townspeople.

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meliqu | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 23, 2010 at 7:12 AM via web

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Identify three threats that Bob Ewell allegedly makes against some Maycomb townspeople.

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 23, 2010 at 8:00 AM (Answer #1)

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Bob Ewell was actually pretty careful not to make specific threats in To Kill a Mockingbird. Although his intentions were obviously hateful, Bob was somewhat discreet when it came to publicly announcing them.

  • Shortly after the trial, Bob met up with Atticus and spit in his face. According to Miss Stephanie, "Mr. Ewell approached him, cursed him, spat on him and threatened to kill him."
  • After Bob lost his WPA job, he "openly accused Atticus of getting his job," although there was no specific threat uttered.
  • Bob later harrassed Helen Robinson, "crooning foul words" at her as he followed her down the road.
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awesome30 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted August 12, 2012 at 6:59 PM (Answer #2)

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I agree with bullgatortail and also another is when Bob tries to burgle Judge Taylor.

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