To Kill a Mockingbird

Analyze this quote from TKAM "All the little man on the witness stand [Bob Ewell] had that made him any better than his nearest neighbors was, that if he scrubbed with lye soap in very hot water, his skin was white." (p.229)

The analysis should answer the question, "do you have to be an adult to understand the world"

so the analysis should show how scout uses wisdome/knowledge/her understanding of society etc. when she says this.

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Scout has the maturity to see Bob Ewell for what he is. She observes what years of hate, prejudice, vagrancy has done to Bob Ewell. Although he is enjoying some brief moments of attention, by falsely accusing Tom Robinson, he is nothing more than a pathetic "little man on the witness stand" who is able to grab onto a shred of power because he is white.