To Kill a Mockingbird

In your own words, explain Atticus's assessment of Bob Ewell's rationale for harassing Judge Taylor and Helen Robinson.

Chapter 27 & 28

(p. 250)

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Atticus knows that Bob Ewell has nothing left. With his fifteen minutes of fame over, he is left to carry on in his previous pathetic existence. Atticus explains that he can only do what is left for him to validate himself. That includes stalking and harassing innocent people.