The subject then turns to jury trials and to how all twelve men could have convicted Tom. Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it. Atticus thinks that this flower represents purity. That is why Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are the twomockingbirds in To Kill a Mockingbird. The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be he any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of carrying their resentments right into a jury box. Why is Lula upset that Calpurnia has brought Jem and Scout? His absence of shoestold us how he got them.
How does Atticus define courage? Who else is Bob Ewell harassing? Why does Atticus think she left this for Jem? However, Jem and Scout are worried that Bob will attack their father, and they want him to arm himself. But Scout eventually succumbs--in her own way--to social pressure. Who do the children hear asking Atticus if the mob is gone? Ewell's shoes and understood why he was reacting in that manner. ~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird , Chapter 9, spoken by the character Atticus Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I don't pretend to understand. Or give him the attention that he deserves.
Because Atticus was did the right thing and didn't retaliate this shows that he is a very calm and relazed and has an easy temper when it comes to others yelling and screaming. What courageous act does Jem perform at the end of this chapter? That boy is your company. You brought us some hickory nuts one early morning, remember? How does Scout know that Jem is not in trouble for disobeying Atticus? Alexandra asks Miss Maudie how the town can allow Atticus to wreck himself in pursuit of justice. What lesson does she quickly learn from her students? How does Atticus attempt to explain the trial to a disillusioned Jem? As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it-whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird. Despite the guilty verdict, why does Miss Maudie tell the children that Maycomb County has taken a baby step? Amused by Jem's outburst, Atticus still insists the better way would be to change the law.
Calpurnia is like a mother to Scout because she teaches her manners and how to behave. Why does Jem decide to follow him? He then spat on him and cursed him with phrases and words Miss. Let the dead bury the dead this time, Mr. Which questions have been answered? To change their mind he shoots a dog from a distance and kills in on the first shot. Meanwhile, Tom Robinson has been sent to another prison seventy miles away while his appeal winds through the court system. They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions. There are just some kind of men who-who're so busy worrying about the next world they've never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.
Jem and Scout continue to struggle not only with the unfairness of an innocent man being convicted, but also with issues of race and class that cause separations in society. Boo is a man who nobody has seen for years. Aunty responds they may be 'good folks,' but they are 'not our kind of folks. Where does Calpurnia take Jem and Scout? I don't know, but they did it. What did Jem do to Mrs.
She says the Finches are too good for the Cunninghams. Chapter 23 Question 2 In the story, it reveals that Scout is naive because she misses the social connections between the Ewells, the Cunninghams, white people and African Americans. Reread the first paragraph of chapter one. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience. Atticus put himself in Mr.
Her thoughts turn to Dill, and she remembers him telling her that he and Jem ran into Atticus as they started home from swimming during the last two days of August. He tells Jem and Scout there was one jurist in particular who wanted to acquit, and that he took time for the others to persuade. Which, gentlemen, we know is in itself a lie as black as Tom Robinson's skin, a lie I do not have to point out to you. Men's stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning; ladies bathed before noon, after their 3 o'clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frosting from sweating and sweet talcum. I go to school with your boy. Interestingly, Harper Lee decided to set the novel in the Depression era of the 1930s. Because her father told her not to fight.
Scout remembers that Atticus is a good shooter, but Jem points out that Atticus does not believe in carrying guns. He had to take it out on somebody and I'd rather it be me than that houseful of children out there. After Cecil Jacobs brings in a current event about Adolf Hitler, what does Miss Gates teach the children about the United States of America? But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men. That night, Scout had unknowingly diffused the situation and earned Mr. In chapter 14 they find Dill hiding under their beds but Jem immediately tells Atticus.
Dill is sad because he knows that Tom was wrongfully accused. It is revealed that bob claims to have been coming home from the woods when he saw his daughter being raped, and that when we got there tom fled from the scene. The women at the tea party are pledging to help starving people in Africa, yet they refuse to lend a helping hand to the African Americans in their very own town. GradeSaver, 29 July 2007 Web. Why do the prison guards claim they had to shoot Tom Robinson? I was far too old and too big for such childish things, and the sooner I learned to hold in, the better off everybody would be. By this she means not to hurt something innocent, like a mockingbird. I went and got my daddy to come out and thank you.