Woodward 8th period
March 22, 2018
From Mayella Ewell to Tom Robinson
Dear Mr. Tom Robinson,
I cannot believe everything that has happened. I never meant for any of this to happen to you. I am so sorry. There are no words to describe my guilt towards everything that I have done. You are an innocent man and the only thing you are guilty of is being a good person. I know it is way too late right now but I would really like to explain to you why I did what I did. As you know, I do not have a mother, but I have seven younger siblings and a drunk for a father. Being the oldest, I have become the mother figure in my house. I do not get to go to school because I am too busy doing work around the house and raising seven kids on my own. My father is always drunk and angry with us so I tell my siblings to avoid him so he does not hit them the way he has hit me before. Since I do not go to school, I do not know many people. Even if I did, I bet you no one would socialize with me anyways. Us Ewells are mostly thought of as trash. The only thing thought of as lower than us is the colored people, no offense. Since I do not know anyone and no one wants to know me, I live a very lonely life. You see, I do not like being alone. I want a man that I can love and that will love me back....