Near the end of the book To Kill a Mockingbird, there is a scene after the play that Scout was in. In that scene, Jem hears something nearby him which walked whenever he walked. They had no idea what it was but they did not seem to care very much. It was only until they realized that it was Mr.Ewell with a knife! He was threatening the kids until Boo Radley came and killed Mr.Ewell
Mr.Ewell wanted to kill the kids for only one reason, they were against his false, unnecessary accusation. The father of the kids is named Atticus, who was the defender of the case. Mr.Ewell was against him in the case so he decided that It was a good idea to kill the kids along with Tom Robbinson, who was the person who was falsely accused of rape.