Why did Scout pity Mayella in To Kill a Mockingbird?
Scout had pity for Mayella because she realized she had a lonely and difficult life.
We are introduced to the difference between Mayella and her family when Scout comments that the only beauty in the Ewell’s house is Mayella’s flowers.
Against the fence, in a line, were six chipped-enamel slop jars holding brilliant red geraniums, cared for as tenderly as if they belonged to Miss Maudie Atkinson, had Miss Maudie deigned to permit a geranium on her...
(The entire section contains 246 words.)
check Approved by eNotes Editorial