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What can be said about Bob Ewell's behaviour and character after the trial, when he...

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redmist | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 10, 2007 at 10:52 PM via web

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What can be said about Bob Ewell's behaviour and character after the trial, when he spat on Atticus' face?

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cmcqueeney | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted September 10, 2007 at 11:29 PM (Answer #1)

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Bob Ewell is a spiteful man, and during the trial Atticus reveals the truth about him to everyone.  I don't believe he did it to hang onto any kind of reputation.  Bob Ewell didn't care what people thought - he was just plain evil intentioned.

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bmadnick | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted September 11, 2007 at 5:12 AM (Answer #3)

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Bob Ewell is a cruel, abusive, ignorant man who drinks too much and doesn't take care of his kids. He accuses Tom Robinson of rape just because he saw Mayella through the window make a pass at Tom. He's so racist that he's willing to sacrifice Tom because he doesn't want anyone to know that his daughter would like a black man. This also reflects the racist atmosphere of the town.

After the trial, Bob is still angry at Atticus because Atticus shows everyone the true nature of Bob Ewell when he is on the stand. Bob wants revenge; he could care less what people think of him. Atticus makes him angry, and now Bob will get back at him because he is an evil man.

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camswizzle14 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted November 29, 2011 at 5:45 AM (Answer #4)

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He's a poopnose

 

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kenzaak15 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM (Answer #5)

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Hi. This is Harper Lee, if you need any help, let me know. Hahaha jk fuck off 

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