A land and business owner in Maycomb. He’s a generally kind man who employed Tom Robinson, and employs Tom’s wife, Helen, after Tom is found guilty at his trial and imprisoned. When Bob Ewell tries to intimidate Helen following the trial, Mr. Deas threatens him, and he’s thrown out of court for defending Tom’s character unprompted.
Link Deas Character Timeline in To Kill a Mockingbird
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...because he was scared—being black, he couldn’t have fought back differently. Mr. Gilmer rises as Mr. Deas announces that he’s never had any trouble from Tom. Judge Taylor throws Mr. Deas out.... (full context)