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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    During lunchtime on Scout's first day of school, Miss Caroline notices that Walter Cunningham Jr. does not have a packed lunch or money to buy the school's food. When she attempts to give Walter a...

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    Now that Jem has reached the age of twelve, people start acting differently towards him. It's notable, for instance, that Miss Maudie bakes Jem a bigger cake instead of the smaller ones she's...

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    The most obvious example of how humans are products of their environments concerns the behavior of the Ewell children. Both Mayella and Burris are products of the most despicable individual in...

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    Bob Ewell's attitude on the witness stand is challenging and disrespectful of the law, as evidenced by his inflammatory use of the word "rape" to describe what he claims he saw Tom Robinson doing...

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    Scout's attitude towards ghosts is summed up at the end of the novel, when she selects a ghost story to read with Atticus. At the end of To Kill a Mockingbird, in Chapter 31, Scout goes to bed...

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    There are several characters throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird that have integrity and dignity. Atticus Finch embodies both character traits and demonstrates his integrity and dignity...

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    First, let's rephrase the premise put forth in this question: Atticus explains to Scout that it is a sin to hurt a mockingbird, and Miss Maudie clarifies his point when she says that mockingbirds...

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    Towards the beginning of the novel, Jem, Scout, and Dill view Boo Radley as a nefarious, grotesque creature that commits small crimes during the night and eats raw animals. Most of the information...

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    Scout shows maturity when she speaks with Atticus about his defense of Tom Robinson in chapter 9, and she uses what she has learned from her father the next day when she resists fighting with Cecil...

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    Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird was banned in 1966 by the Hanover County School Board because it was deemed "immoral." The charge of immorality was due to the book's strong language, discussion...

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    The Golden Rule states "do unto others as you would have them do unto you." There are numerous examples of this in To Kill a Mockingbird, not least because Atticus is always teaching Scout and Jem...

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    Scout learns several important life lessons from Calpurnia concerning how to become a woman. Calpurnia is a positive role model in Scout's life and raises her to be a respectful, responsible,...

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    Throughout the novel, Harper Lee explores the theme of moral intelligence through Jem and Scout's maturation and development. Atticus Finch teaches his children lessons in tolerance, perspective,...

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    In Chapter 18 of To Kill a Mockingbird Mayella Ewell takes the witness stand in the trial of Tom Robinson. Atticus is examining Mayella with the intention of trying to build up a picture of the...

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    Atticus prepares Scout for the trial in a number of ways. For one thing, he tells her the reasons behind his taking on such an unpopular case. Everyone is equal in the eyes of the law, and Tom...

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    Racism plays a strong role in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Tom Robinson, an African American male, is wrongly accused of raping Mayella Violet Ewell. In the novel, Mayella makes romantic...

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    Greed is not depicted in the traditional sense of the word regarding the desire to attain wealth or food, but it is portrayed through Bob and Mayella's selfish motives to attain prestige and gain...

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    Scout develops from an innocent, impulsive child to a more knowing and caring young girl as the novel progresses. At the beginning, Scout is somewhat careless with her language and her tone of...

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    On the way home from the Halloween festival at school, Jem and Scout are attacked, and Jem, trying to save Scout, has his arm broken. Scout, knocked to the ground and unable to see due to her...

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    Scout and Jem are on their way to the Halloween pageant at the high school auditorium. As they approach the Radley residence, Cecil Jacobs suddenly jumps out at them, giving Scout and Jem a bit of...

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    Throughout the majority of the novel, Scout has a difficult relationship with her aunt, and the two continually antagonize each another. However, Scout attempts to impress her aunt by dressing up...

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    No, not at all. The world portrayed in To Kill a Mockingbird is deeply unfair. In common with much of the South at that time, racial prejudice is rife in Maycomb. African Americans aren't treated...

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    The narrator of To Kill A Mockingbird is Scout Finch. She is the daughter of Atticus, and the brother of Jem, and the novel begins when she is almost six years old. Her real name, used only by a...

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    Dill comes from a disjointed family, and though it is never directly stated, Dill's mother may have had a divorce and remarried, or is dating someone new, which explains why Dill is continually...

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    The Radley Place has a negative reputation throughout the community of Maycomb and is regarded as a depressed, lonely place, where a "malevolent phantom" resides. The Radley Place is a dilapidated...

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    Scout's full name is Jean Louise Finch in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Scout narrates the story in retrospect, which begins when she is almost six years old. Many characters refer to Scout by...

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    Atticus gives his two children, Jem and Scout, a lot of advice for several different reasons. First of all, both Jem and Scout are bright and inquisitive, and throughout the duration of the novel,...

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    In chapter 22, Jem bursts into tears after witnessing racial injustice for the first time and is visibly upset with the outcome of the trial. When Atticus and his children walk into the house, Aunt...

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    Atticus addresses these words to Aunt Alexandra not long after the trial of Tom Robinson. She has scolded Atticus for allowing his children to attend the trial. As far as she is concerned, Scout...

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    In chapter 8 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Miss Maudie Atkinson's house burns to the ground. As we might expect, the scene is one of chaos and confusion. Scout and Jem can only stand and watch as the...

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    In chapter 3, Burris Ewell attends the first day of school, and a cootie crawls out of his hair. Miss Caroline is frightened at the sight of the cootie and tells Burris Ewell to go home and bathe....

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    Jem and Scout have a relatively typical sibling relationship in chapter 1. Jem is the somewhat authoritative older brother, and Scout tags along with him and their new friend Dill. Scout pays close...

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    Scout first becomes aware of the racism in her community of Maycomb in the schoolyard, when Cecil, one of her young classmates, uses the racist term "niggers" to describe Atticus's client, Tom...

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    Calpurnia smacks Scout as a punishment for making rude comments about Walter's eating habits at the dinner table. In Chapter 3, Jem invites Walter Cunningham Jr. over to eat dinner with his family,...

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    Harper Lee describes Maycomb, Alabama, in detail so that we may ultimately judge the actions of the main characters of the book. One example is Sheriff Heck Tate, who readers come to appreciate as...

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    "Remember, it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." So says Atticus Finch, one of the great moral compasses of American literature. Miss Maudie, Scout's neighbor, elaborates by explaining it is wrong to...

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    We've reached Chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, and Tom Robinson has been falsely convicted of the rape and assault of Mayella Ewell. Atticus is going to file an appeal, and he actually goes so...

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    Because Scout has never known Calpurnia outside her home and neighborhood, she is amazed at how differently Calpurnia speaks and acts when she takes Jem and her to church in the Quarters. After...

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    As expected, Tom Robinson is found guilty of the rape and assault of Mayella Ewell. It's a blatant miscarriage of justice, but it's the kind of thing that happened to many African Americans at that...

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    At the end of chapter 30, Sheriff Tate indirectly tells Atticus that Boo Radley is responsible for killing Bob Ewell but refuses to disclose this information to the community in order to protect...

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    In Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, we learn a good deal about Scout's town and neighbors, one of whom is called Boo Radley (his real first name is Arthur). It is said that Boo,...

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    Ch. 18 begins with Mayella being questioned at court. Her accusation that Tom Robinson raped her is the reason that Tom Robinson is being prosecuted. She claims that she invited Tom Robinson to...

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    In To Kill A Mockingbird, the novel's narrator and main protagonist Scout acts as an important female character in the literary canon due to her stubbornness and strong-willed attitude. She...

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    I believe that this question is asking about the final lines of the entire book. Atticus is putting Jem and Scout to bed, and Scout wants Atticus to read a story out loud. Atticus agrees to read...

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    Jem naively believes that Tom Robinson will be acquitted after the jury listens to the testimonies and discusses the evidence presented during the case. As an innocent child who is unaware of the...

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    Towards the end of chapter 21, Judge Taylor reads Tom Robinson's guilty verdict and Scout describes the atmosphere as having a dreamlike quality. She watches as her father gets up to leave the...

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    "Maycomb's disease" is racial prejudice. It's rife in the town, just as it was throughout the South as a whole. Atticus, however, is different in that regard, which allows him to represent Tom...

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    Miss Stephanie Crawford is the town's resident busybody and gossip. She makes it her main business in life to know everyone else's. If there's something going on in town you can be sure that she'll...

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    They begin to trust Boo when he starts reaching out to them. He does this by leaving a succession of objects for them to find in the knothole of a tree. This is Boo's sole connection to the outside...

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    If you're referring to the incident regarding the Misses Barber, your answer can be found in chapter 27. In that chapter, the children were afraid to walk shoeless because the county hounds were...

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