could tell shes afraid when he asked her that question. We can feel sorry for them enough to know that we can't blame ourselves. Tom is an honest and good man. For those of you who don't know what rape is, it's when someone sexually assaults someone else for no apparent reason.
Scout feels sorry for her because she doesn't have anyone to take care of her.
She doesn't get any love from anyone in her family.
They find it offensive that a Black Man should feel sorry for a white girl, even if she is a Ewell.
Essentially, Tom's comment is taboo, and none of the racist white jurors like his comment. These included cutting wood, or furniture. If this is difficult for you please get some counseling.
We also know that Tom is a good man because he doesn't want to embarrass Mayella. Scout mentions that "the damage was done and how to begin an essay about literature Tom loses favor in the eyes of the prejudiced jury. She claimed that she called him in her house to chop up an old dresser that her father didn't want anymore. Yes, he hit- I just dont remember, I just dont remember it all happened so quick (248). I said he does tollable. (although black men aren't meant to feel sorry for whites.). I mean yes I do, he hit. At the end, he tried to escape but did not succeed. He then allegedly got on top of her, started beating up the wrong side of her body, and raped her. She blamed Tom because her father, Bob Ewell, basically forced her. Bob Cratchit his loyal employee but more than that is Fred hisestranged nephew and son of his beloved sister Fan.