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To Kill a Mockingbird

In the early chapters of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout and her brother, Jem, find random items in the knothole of a tree located on the Radley property. In the knothole, they find a...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2020 10:58 am UTC

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In the 2002 Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition of To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus's lesson on real courage can be found towards the end of chapter eleven on page 128 when he says, "I wanted...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2020 11:25 am UTC

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Readers are introduced to the almost mythical character of Boo Radley in the first chapter. Recounting the little history known about the man who remains unseen, Jem tells Scout what he has learned...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2019 11:34 pm UTC

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The other answers have covered this topic well, but I can provide a few more quotes about Tom Robinson, justice, and equality. First, after the trial, Mr. Underwood, the Maycomb newspaper editor,...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2019 1:46 pm UTC

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One of my personal favorite quotes comes when Scout comes home after her first day of school, dejected by her teacher's instruction that Atticus not teach her to read anymore. Atticus promises to...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2020 11:01 am UTC

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In chapter 11, Jem loses his temper and destroys Mrs. Dubose's camellia bushes in a fit of rage. Following the incident, Atticus makes Jem read to Mrs. Dubose six days a week for two hours a day as...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2020 2:17 pm UTC

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In chapter 4, the children reenact various scenes from Arthur "Boo" Radley's life story in a game they call One Man's Family. The scenes and stories they act out are entirely based on neighborhood...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2020 11:50 am UTC

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In chapter 20, Atticus makes his closing speech and challenges the jury to look past their prejudice and judge the case fairly on the evidence provided. Atticus begins his closing speech by stating...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2020 1:28 pm UTC

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The key segment of Heck Tate's testimony comes during Atticus's cross-examination. In describing the injuries that he found on Mayella Ewell, he recalls that she was beaten on the right side of her...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2020 11:03 am UTC

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One of the most morbid rumors is spread by Miss Stephanie Crawford, the leading town gossip. Jem receives information from Miss Stephanie that in Boo's younger days, he sat in the living room...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2019 1:41 am UTC

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The most compelling evidence that supports Tom's innocence relies on Mayella Ewell's testimony. She claims that Tom assaulted her and "had [her] round the neck" so that she couldn't escape. Heck...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2020 1:20 pm UTC

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Through tearful and angry testimony, Mayella Ewell testifies that she asked Tom Robinson to help her, that he used this opportunity to attack her, and that she couldn't escape because he held her...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2020 11:15 am UTC

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When she arrives to stay at the Finch residence, Aunt Alexandra is determined to make her mark on the upbringing of Scout and Jem. Always fiercely critical of her brother's parenting skills,...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2020 12:58 pm UTC

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On page 93 of the online McIntosh and Otis pdf. version of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout and Jem are shooting their air rifles when Atticus tells them that it is a sin to kill a...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2019 12:56 am UTC

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In chapter 9, Atticus talks to Scout about a fight she had gotten into with Cecil Jacobs at school. Atticus believes that people should attempt to keep the peace, even if others attempt to use...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2017 9:30 pm UTC

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The answer to this question depends on three quotes regarding three different witnesses at the trial. First, Heck Tate testifies about Mayella's injuries: Something had been made plain to Atticus...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2020 6:31 pm UTC

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Towards the beginning of the story, Scout subscribes to the unflattering rumors and legends regarding their reclusive neighbor, Arthur "Boo" Radley. Scout believes Jem's terrifying description of...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2020 3:46 pm UTC

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Scout diffuses a potentially dangerous situation by talking to Walter Cunningham Sr. about ordinary, everyday matters. Mr. Cunningham is the head of a drunken, angry mob that's descended on the...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2020 11:09 am UTC

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1. Shortly after entering First Purchase African M.E. Church, one of the prejudiced members questions Calpurnia about bringing Jem and Scout. Lula asks, "I wants to know why you bringin‘ white...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2017 1:08 am UTC

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Atticus teaches Scout and Jem that it is important to get along with your social group, even if you are in disagreement with them. He knows many of his white neighbors will be upset that he is...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2020 12:55 pm UTC

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Atticus shoots the mad dog in chapter 10 and surprises his children, who were under the impression that he was a talentless, boring person. Before the drama unfolds, Jem and Scout lament that...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2020 1:17 pm UTC

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Troubled by the divisive and unfair Tom Robinson trial and trying to create meaning based on what information he has, Jem tells Scout that there are four kinds of people in the "world." He bases...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2020 11:08 am UTC

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Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird can be read as a story about parenting. Lee draws the character of Atticus Finch in such an endearing manner as to make him as memorable as the first person...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2017 2:54 pm UTC

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This is one of the most famous and most quoted lines in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. Atticus speaks these famous words to Scout after her first day of school. Scout has a terrible first...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2019 1:32 am UTC

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Quotes by Dill: Scout asks Dill about his father, and he replies, I haven't got one. Scout doesn't even understand this concept, but Jem accepts him into their little group after Dill blushes at...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2020 2:00 pm UTC

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In chapter 17, Bob Ewell is testifying on behalf of his daughter Mayella. His testimony is filled with derogatory slang due to his uneducated and disrespectful background. Since men, women, and...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2016 7:19 pm UTC

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Scout is spirited. She doesn't back down from a challenge, whether that's her teacher's ineffective (in Scout's determination) instruction, a difficult conversation about race, or new plans to get...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2019 1:50 pm UTC

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Jem cries at the end of chapter 7 because he realizes that his chances of communicating with Boo Radley and developing a lasting friendship are gone. Boo Radley has been leaving small gifts in the...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2020 2:52 pm UTC

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Chapter 15 of Harper Lee's novel brings a significant turning point in the reader's understanding of the high stakes involved in Tom Robinson's imprisonment and trial. Jem, being older, is more...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2020 10:17 pm UTC

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Tom Robinson is a black accused of raping a white woman. In Maycomb, there is no way he will get a fair trial. Atticus knows this, but Jem still believes in justice. Throughout the entire trial,...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2014 6:50 pm UTC

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Chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird involves a long and thoughtful conversation in the Finch house concerning the nature of justice and the events of the recent trial. When Atticus tells his family...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2021 4:35 pm UTC

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For a small town like Maycomb, there seemed to be many unusual things happening during the course of To Kill a Mockingbird. The three things that Scout mentioned during Chapter 27 included: Helen...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2010 6:06 am UTC

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Basically, Scout is in trouble because she intimidates the teacher for two different reasons. The first is that Scout already knows more than she is supposed to (at least according to Miss Fisher)...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2008 4:10 am UTC

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Because Scout presents this story from her own point of view, the details of her own appearance are quite limited. It would be a fairly awkward construction for her to reflect on her own...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2020 11:16 am UTC

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Burris Ewell epitomizes everything that's wrong with the most hated family in Maycomb. Lazy, dirty, ignorant, and disrespectful of authority, Burris very much takes after his old man, the odious...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2021 10:50 am UTC

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Chapter 10 is an interesting chapter because it shows a growth of maturity in the way the children view their father. The chapter starts with them noting Atticus is older then the other fathers and...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2008 3:57 am UTC

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As is customary in criminal court cases, the prosecuting attorney calls a law enforcement officer and various experts to serve as witnesses for the prosecution. At the beginning of the trial of Tom...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2017 8:27 am UTC

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To Kill a Mockingbird is a famous novel that was written by Harper Lee. Its driving force is the trial of Tom Robinson, a black man who is falsely accused of raping a white woman. Despite his...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2020 9:27 pm UTC

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As was mentioned in the previous post, Mr. Avery is an overweight neighbor who lives across the street from Mrs. Dubose's house. He is a colorful character who is best known for whittling and...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2016 12:45 pm UTC

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In chapter three of To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout fights with Walter Cunningham. Jem makes a humorous comment after he breaks up the fight: Catching Walter Cunningham in the schoolyard gave me...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2012 5:59 pm UTC

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The men who show up in chapter 15 to speak with Atticus are concerned members of the community who do not want to have a lynching or anything crazy happen on the night before the Tom Robinson...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2016 7:21 pm UTC

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It is towards the end of Chapter 28 of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird that Scout witnesses Arthur (Boo) Radley rescue her and Jem though she doesn't understand what she is witnessing until much...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2016 8:12 am UTC

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Miss Maudie is trying to explain that Boo Radley's father's idea of religion is just as destructive of family life as alcoholism. She says that some kinds of Christians--she calls them...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2018 3:19 am UTC

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In chapter 3, Atticus invites Walter Cunningham to stay for dinner. We have previously met Walter in Scout's first-grade classroom when he shows up without a lunch but won't take a quarter from the...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2020 11:04 am UTC

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Jem is a well-developed character who, like a real human being, has a mixture of positive and negative traits. Overall he is a very good person, having been molded by Atticus. Here are some...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2020 11:34 am UTC

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Jem, Dill and Scout do go onto the Radley property at night to see if they can catch a glimpse of Boo. Jem thinks he sees Boo because he says, "Ar-r" but changes his mind to say "chickens" (52)....

Latest answer posted February 29, 2016 4:31 pm UTC

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An additional quotation that shows what people think about Boo Radley comes from Scout's reference to what Stephanie Crawford, the town gossip, has said about him. According to her, Boo was...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2020 4:01 pm UTC

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Nathan Radley is Boo Radley's older brother, and he continues their father's tradition of keeping Boo isolated from the community. Boo knows, however, that Jem and Scout have taken a great interest...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2021 11:13 am UTC

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Arthur 'Boo' Radley is the reclusive individual who piques the interest and imagination of the children throughout the novel. Boo Radley's father was a strict "foot-washing Baptist" who kept Boo...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2015 2:07 am UTC

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Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, didn't create chapter titles; she simply used numbers to order her work. Her reasoning for this is unclear, but after reading the novel, we can...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2019 3:24 am UTC

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