Besides Atticus, which other characters in To Kill a Mockingbird show their true identities during difficult times?If you have any quotes or pages where this happens please make sure to inclue them...

Besides Atticus, which other characters in To Kill a Mockingbird show their true identities during difficult times?

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In To Kill a Mockingbird, Bob Ewell shows his true character all the time, but in difficult times, his desperation magnifies his insecurities. In court, under oath, Ewell lies. In Chapter 17, Ewell also reveals his own ignorance while giving testimony. When asked if he is ambidextrous, he replies "I most positively am not, I can use one hand good as the other. One hand good as the other." 

In Chapter 23, Atticus reveals the Bob Ewell had spit in his face at the post office. Even though Tom was found guilty, Ewell felt he was embarrassed by Atticus at the trial. 

In Chapter 27, Bob Ewell is harassing Helen and Aunt Alexandra claims "That man seems to have a permanent running grudge against everybody connected with that case. I know how that kind are about paying off grudges, but I don’t understand why he should harbor one—he had his way in court, didn’t he?" Ewell got his way at the trial but continues to blame everyone else for his other problems. He can't hold a job, gets drunk constantly, and mistreats his own children. In this chapter, Ewell also blames Atticus for losing his job. Any time Bob Ewell is faced with a difficulty in life, he blames everyone but himself. 

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