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ckmeriaolcom | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 9, 2008 at 10:24 AM via web

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Who is Scout's first gade teacher? Describe the appearance and behavior of Scout's first grade teacher in "To Kill a Mockingbird".

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted November 9, 2008 at 10:44 AM (Answer #1)

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"Miss Caroline Fisher," Scout's first-grade teacher who is a newcomer to Maycomb. She misunderstands the social order of Maycomb and punishes Scout for trying to explain it. She also comes into conflict with Scout because of the girl's reading ability.  Basically she is a new, naive, insensitive, simple minded teacher who thinks she knows it all. On page 22 Scout says, " Miss Caroline was no more than twenty-one. She had bright auburn hair, pink cheeks, and wore crimson fingernail polish. She also wore high-heeled pumps and a red-and-white-striped dress.  She looked and smelled like a peppermint drop." She was from "North Alabama, from Winston County."

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