To Kill a Mockingbird

What does Atticus want Sheriff Tate to remember about Mayella's black eye?

Chapters 16-21

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Atticus wants Sheriff Tate to reveal that Mayella's right eye had been blackened. This fact would apprise the jury of the fact that a left-handed person had blackened it. Thus, Tom Robinson could not have been her attacker because his left-hand was useless.

He wants to use evidence.