Chapter 18: Mayella Ewell, accuser, is called to the witness stand. Mayella was nineteen-and-a-half. She accuses Tom of raping her after Tom did odd jobs for her like cut her chiffarobe. She also claimed Tom grabbed her around the neck as she hollered and beat her. Miss Mayella believes Atticus is making fun of her because she is not used to someone being polite. Mayella is asked questions about November 21st. Mayella is an emotional wreck and is convinced Tom is the man who raped her.
Ch. 19. "'She couldn't live like Mr. Dolphus Raymond, who preferred the company of Negroes, because she didn't own a riverbank and she wasn't from a fine old family" (Lee 257). Issue of Class. He was in a wealthy family, so he had leisure.