To Kill a Mockingbird - Study Guide Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Mr. Gilmer, the prosecutor, begins his case by having Sheriff Tate relate the incidents of the evening of November 21. Bob Ewell called him to the Ewell residence because he claimed his daughter Mayella was raped by Tom Robinson. When the sheriff arrived, he found Mayella beaten and bruised. When the Sheriff is cross-examined, the Sheriff admits the doctor was not called and the bruises were on the right side of her face.

The Ewells live in a cabin behind the garage dump. The only bright spot in their yard is where Mayella supposedly planted geraniums. Ewell says that he was coming home and heard his daughter yelling. When he looked in the window, he claimed that Tom Robinson raping her. Tom left the house and Ewell went inside to check on his daughter. When he was asked why they didn't call a doctor, he says it wasn't...

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