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komalah91 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 22, 2010 at 8:31 PM via web

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What are the themes for Chapter 24 in To Kill a Mockingbird?

What is the daily life issue that we can connect to the theme of chapter 24 of To Kill a Mockingbird?

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted July 22, 2010 at 9:39 PM (Answer #1)

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Chapter 24 is the chapter where Scout attends one of Aunt Alexandra's missionary teas.  There are a few theme subjects addressed in this chapter, including Scout learning lessons in growing up as a lady, Miss Maudie having the courage to stand up for what she believes in, and of course, the following:

The main theme that is reinforced here is the idea of hypocrisy as presented by the people of Maycomb.  Here is a group of white women, all church going Christians, meeting with the purpose of discussing (and ultimately supporting) Christian mission work overseas.

While they are able to talk about "living a Christian life" and taking care of those people in the "jungle over there" and supporting mission work and spreading the love of Jesus Christ - in the same breath they can belittle the African Americans living in their own town.

And through this two-faced-ness, they even have the audacity to identify hypocrisy in others.

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