To Kill a Mockingbird

Chapter 17: what is ironic about Scout's observation of the "little man on the witness stand"?

this is in chapter 17

please be as straight forward as possible

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Bob Ewell is enjoying his "fifteen minutes of fame." He is on the witness stand trying to make a scene and entertain the jury with his ignorance. Scout observes that he is a little man physically, emotionally, and psychologically. He is of no consequence to anyone in town but, because of his hateful bigotry, has a few minutes of notoriety.