Friday, December 12, 2008

Chapter 30

1. Why does Heck Tate insist that Bob Ewell's death was self-inflicted? In what way is this partly true?


alex said...

Heck Tate insists that Bob Ewell's death was self-inflicted, claiming that he fell on his knife, and Jem didn't kill him. Part of Heck Tate's statement is true, Jem infact didn't kill Bob Ewell. On the other hand Boo killed Bob to protect the children from the situation that was getting worse and could have had an outcome worse than Jem breaking his arm. On another note, Bob Ewell is a cowardly fool who goes seeking for revenge after he got what he wanted, and more (Tom Robinson shot to death), he doesn't have the guts to confront Atticus so he goes for his only weakness, his defenceless children. The fact that boo had the nerve to come out of his house means that Bob really upset Boo to the point where he wanted to stab him in the ribs. Bob Ewell died a pathetic loser.

Peter said...

Following the incident, Heck Tate welcomed Atticus to the hypothesis that Bob Ewell's death had been self-inflicted. Heck demonstrated how Bob Ewell had allegedly fallen on the kitchen knife in his left hand. His theory is partially true, backed up by the one fact that Jem hadn't killed Bob. However, Boo Radley had stepped in to assist the kids.

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Cindy Dy said...

Very interesting story. I didn't find it boring to read. In fact, I really had a lot of fun reading your post. Thanks.