For our visual analysis, we thought that loneliness was a main theme throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The character that we thought best represented this theme was Mayella Ewell. Because of her social standing in town, she is tolerated, but the community hates them more than African Americans, making them the equivalent of dirt.
The objects that we chose to represent the loneliness that Mayella felt were a chiffarobe, a nickel, and flowers. The chiffarobe and nickel represent her ploy to have human interaction. They were tools that she used to have interaction with Tom Robinson. Both of these images are colored in with somber tones of blues and purples, which are colors of desperation. The flowers around the border represent how she escaped from her rough life, and brought humanity and normalness to an otherwise very ugly life. They also allowed her to forget about what she had done, and proved to be an outlet for the emotions that she could not voice. The flowers are colored with more vibrant colors, showing that little things can bring light into your life, and can sometimes bring more comfort than human company can.
Each of our images were roughly outlined in black pen. We did this to show the roughness that Mayella lives with, and how people see her. Lastly, we chose to have our drawing in a circular pattern, because it shows that this loneliness is a cycle in which Mayella is stuck. As much as she tries, the prejudices of the town will always push her into a stereo type they developed especially for her family. And because of this stereo type, Mayella Ewell will always be lonely.