A woman who accused Tom Robinson of rape. Throughout the trial the reader discovers that she voluntarily offered sexual interaction to Tom and was lying to cover her shame in front of her father. Atticus provides expensive evidence that the marks of physical abuse on Mayella are from her father, not from Tom. Despite the fact that she is accusing an innocent man, the reader gets to understand and forgive Mayella to some extent, realizing what kind of pressure she lives under.
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Mayella Ewell in the Essays