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Mayella is much more vulnerable than her father. Mayella is a victim and her father is not. Mayella doesn't even know what it is to be treated with respect. She lashes out at Atticus when he addresses her as "Miss Mayella" because she feels that she is being disrespected. Mr. Ewell is more controlled and seems to take refuge in his own ignorance. He espouses his racist attitude knowing many in the court room agree. Myella also shows signs of gentleness which her father does not. She tries to take care fo the house and the kids and even keeps flowers. Mr. Ewell has no redeeming qualities.