In To Kill a Mockingbird, what are 10 questions to ask about Chapters 17-18 about the main quotes? I need some on symbolism and tone/point of view/style. Thanks for helping!

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  1. Why did Sheriff Tate decide not to seek medical attention for Mayella?
  2. What was important about Atticus's questions concerning the specific locations of the bruises found on Mayella?
  3. Why were the long paragraphs about the Ewells presented just as Bob takes the witness stand?
  4. Why is it important for Atticus to know with which hand Bob writes?
  5. Why does Jem seem "to be having a quiet fit" after Mr. Gilmer asks Bob if he is "ambidextrous"?
  6. Why does Mayella "burst into tears" when Mr. Gilmer begins questioning her?
  7. Why does Atticus ask Mayella if she has any friends?
  8. Why does Atticus ask Mayella about the whereabouts of the other Ewell children?
  9. Why does Scout suggest that Judge Taylor might put Mayella "under the jail" for her contemptuous remarks?
  10. Why does Dill think Judge Taylor would be "hell with a spitball"?

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