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Mayella's Memories

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FC: Mayella's | Jordyne Vanselow and Samantha Joyce

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2: My name's Mayella Ewell, an' 'm 19 years old. I live 'n the back of the woods of Maycomb County. I have seven younger siblings that I take care of during the day. My mom passed away when I was younger, and my dad tries to support us.

3: There is a garden outside of our house that I love to spend time working on. It helps me get away from my siblings because most of my time is spent taking care of them. I also spend a lot of time doing chores around the house. I do not go to town much, so I do not really know anyone other than my family.

4: Bob Ewell is my father and an important person in my life because I have no mother. He can be hard on me sometimes, but that's just because I am the oldest. He is gone a lot from the house claiming he is working, but I just think he's getting drunk. | DAD

5: TOM | Tom Robinson passes our house every day to go to his work. There have been quite a few times where I have stopped him to help me with jobs around the house. He is a nice man to help me. One day I wanted to thank him for helping me, so I tried to give him a kiss. When my dad came home and saw us, I blamed Tom for everything.

6: The day that my dad saw me kiss Tom was the day everything went wrong. my father ran inside and when I turned around, Tom was gone. My father ran toward me and started beating me harder than he usually does after drinking. That was the worst beating I had ever gotten.

7: After my dad had beaten me, Sheriff Tate came and saw that I was hurt. When he asked what happened, I had to cover up the fact that my dad had beaten me, so I just said that Tom raped me. Tate had Tom arrested and the case was taken to court. Atticus Finch was Tom's lawyer, and I know the judge said he was just being polite, but I think that Atticus was making fun of me and | acting like he was better than me. The only reason I was defending my father was because he is the only parent left for my younger siblings. I know we won the case, but everyone knew my dad was guilty. Atticus made a fool of him to everyone in town which is what he deserved.

8: This is the tin watering can that I use to water the red geraniums I have in a garden by my house. Gardening is really important to me because it helps me get away from the stress of chores. The flowers always make me feel happy.

9: Since my dad is gone all the time, I have to do a lot of chores around the house. I have to cook for my brothers and sisters. I try to keep the house clean.

10: "My paw's never touched a hair o'my head in my life," she declared firmly. "He never touched me" (Lee 184)

11: The End!

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  • Title: Mayella's Memories
  • AS English 9 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD project: Mayella
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  • Published: about 6 years ago