To Kill a Mockingbird

What was the purpose of Bob attacking the children? What does this symbolize about the lifestyle in Maycomb?

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Bob wanted revenge on Atticus because he felt humiliated in court. I think the attack reflects on the tragedy that is Bob Ewell rather than the lifestyle in Maycomb.

Bob wanted revenge on Scout's dad because he felt humiliated in the court case. (The case of Tom Robinson)