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Society of the time and certainly the part of the country made interracial romance strictly taboo. With a strict and overbearing father, Mayella saw absolutely no alternative but to falsely indict Tom Robinson. Mayella knew that she had made advances and even kissed Tom and because of societal norms felt both guilty and shameful. This led her to see no alternative but to use Tom as a scapegoat.
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Oct 22nd, 2015
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