Questions and Answers for Harper Lee

Harper Lee

In my version of the book, the front of the house is described on page 8, and the back of the house is described on page 52. The condition of the house helps the children to imagine Boo as a...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2012 6:15 pm UTC

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Cecil Jacobs is one of Scout's classmates. He lives at the far end of her street next to the post office and gives her a hard time at school. In chapter 9, Cecil Jacobs makes several derogatory...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2017 10:19 am UTC

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In chapter 23, Jem is discussing the intricacies of the Tom Robinson trial with Atticus when his father ends up telling him that one of the Cunninghams argued for an acquittal. Aunt Alexandra...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2017 10:33 am UTC

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In chapter 29, Scout tells Sheriff Tate the events that took place on her way back from the school pageant. As she looks at the man standing against the wall that saved her and Jem, she fights back...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2018 1:14 am UTC

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Atticus means that Scout helped Walter Cunningham realize that Atticus was just a person. Atticus does his best to try to teach Scout empathy. He tells her that she will get along with a person...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2016 4:43 am UTC

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As time went by, Jem came to realize that Boo Radley was not the terrible "boogie man" that he and Scout (and Dill) had imagined. It began on the night that Jem lost his pants, when he returned to...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2010 8:04 am UTC

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In Chapter 12 when Calpurnia takes the children to church with her one Sunday because Atticus is out of town, Jem and Scout learn afterwards that Calpurnia's history is connected to their...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2016 9:08 am UTC

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In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, though Scout's relationship with Calpurnia changes as Scout gets older, Calpurnia is actually a static character. A static character is one that does not...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2016 7:33 am UTC

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For a person to act responsibly in Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930's, she must have the courage to be just in standing up for others, especially when doing so goes against the traditions and customs...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2013 9:30 pm UTC

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Harper Lee's greatest contribution to American Literature has to be To Kill a Mockingbird. The book's impact was felt then as it is today, echoed in reviews that the book received: "A hundred...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2014 10:06 pm UTC

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Atticus has just very efficiently shot the rabid dog that had the entire street terrorized. When he came back to find Jem "paralyzed" with awe that his father could shoot and had never...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2009 11:13 am UTC

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Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird is a work of fiction, but draws heavily on her own childhood experiences. The character of Scout Finch is based on Lee herself, who used to watch her father...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2016 8:49 pm UTC

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The tension in this portion of Chapter Six begins long before the chapter begins. The stories about Boo Radley stabbing his father and their mysterious solitude sets up the fear and intrigue that...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2012 3:25 pm UTC

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I assume you have read, To Kill a Mockingbird. In that case, let's focus on To Kill a Mockingbird to explore why Harper Lee is such a renowned author. The novel has sold millions of copies; it is...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2016 12:03 am UTC

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The novel means different things to different people, but generally it is seen as a "growing up" story with a strong message against racism, intolerance, and cruelty. I think you must be asking...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2009 12:50 pm UTC

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After the death of Mrs. Dubose and Atticus's disclosure that she died free of any drugs by withdrawing from morphine, Atticus defines courage for his son: It's when you know you're licked before...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2017 11:46 pm UTC

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Since the novel To Kill a Mockingbird spans several years in the lives of Jem and Scout Finch, it makes sense that the two children should mature somewhat during the duration. Since they both...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2010 12:22 am UTC

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In the novel, Attics explains to Jem that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird even if he shoots other birds. Specifically he says, "'Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.' That was the only...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2013 3:13 pm UTC

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Atticus Finch is the most important character in To Kill a Mockingbird barring Scout, the narrator. Atticus is father to Scout and Jem, and is an attorney in Maycomb, Alabama. In this capacity, he...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2016 3:02 am UTC

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Perhaps the most obvious example comes when Jem explodes after the expletive-ridden diatribe delivered by Mrs. Dubose against Atticus. Scout ... took umbrage at Mrs. Dubose's assessment of the...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2013 9:16 pm UTC

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Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926, and passed away on February 19, 2016. Lee was the author of two books—To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) and Go Set a Watchman (2015). Both books are centered on...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2016 7:27 pm UTC

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In these chapters which spans the summer between Scout's first and second grades at school, the children are trying to learn more about Boo Radley. In typical childhood fashion, they find Boo...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2009 8:24 pm UTC

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Harper Lee's use of symbolism in To Kill a Mockingbird is one of its defining characteristics. Even the title of the book is an example of symbolism; the mockingbird represents innocence. In the...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2010 1:46 am UTC

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Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28th, 1926, in the small town of Monroeville in southern Alabama. According to the 1920 and 1930 census statistics, Monroeville would have had just over 1,000...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2020 11:02 am UTC

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Atticus is a man of integrity. He is a man who believes in fairness, truth, and justice. When dealing with Scout and Jem, Atticus impresses on them the right way to live. He corrects Jem and...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2009 8:23 am UTC

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In the time of Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird, justice for a black person in the deep south was a rare thing. Tom Robinson was obviously an innocent man, but he really had no chance of...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2019 2:58 am UTC

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First of all, a mockingbird is a symbol of something that brings nothing but pleasure and joy into our society and does us no harm. They are not necessarily harmed by society. It is a sin to harm...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2012 1:51 am UTC

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Although the Civil Rights Act of 1875 improved conditions for African Americans, in the South Democratic whites gained control in the South and proceeded to pass legislation that disenfranchised...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2013 5:43 pm UTC

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Harper Lee did, in fact, study at Oxford University, but only for one summer. She spent one year at Huntington College, then went to the University of Alabama. She attended Oxford as part of a...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2012 9:23 pm UTC

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Mrs. Dubose, the Finch family's neighbor in To Kill a Mockingbird, is cantankerous and insulting. One day, Jem loses his temper when Mrs. Dubose insult Atticus and destroys the old lady's camellia...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2021 4:47 pm UTC

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I can assure you that if you actually were able to get Harper Lee to respond to you, you would certainly deserve that "A." Miss Lee, 84, is a NOTORIOUSLY PRIVATE person; she gives very few personal...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2010 8:02 am UTC

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