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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    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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    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 (whose real first name is Arthur). It is said that Boo,...

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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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    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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    Boo Radley wrestles Bob's knife out of his hands and ends up killing him. In chapter 28, Bob Ewell attacks Jem and Scout as they are walking home from Maycomb's Halloween festival. During the...

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    Given the fact that Scout narrates the story in retrospect, the reader perceives events, characters, and situations from her naive point of view. In chapter 15, Scout runs into the middle of a...

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    Aunt Alexandra represents the genteel South. While her brothers are easy going and laid back, as a woman, Aunt Alexandra doesn't have that luxury. She is stern and holds the values of the South in...

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    At the time of the setting of Harper Lee's novel, the 1930s, Alabama was a state much like other states in the Deep South. Most of the people were descendants of families that had come to America...

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    In chapter 11, Jem turns twelve years old and takes Scout to the store to spend some of his birthday money. Unfortunately, Mrs. Dubose makes several derogatory comments about Atticus on their way...

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    In Chapter 6 of To Kill a Mockingbird Scout, Jem, and Dill want to get a look at the legendary Boo Radley. So one night, the last night of the summer vacation, they sneak under the wire fence on...

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    In Chapter 15 a large, threatening mob descends upon the jailhouse, intent on lynching Tom Robinson. Such lynchings were all too common in the South in the first half of the 20th century, so sadly...

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    Different readers will likely find slightly different reasons for why Atticus Finch is a brave and courageous character. For me, two things stand out more than anything else. I think the most...

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    He does indeed. He speaks just five words in one of the very last pages of the book, in chapter 31. We pick up the story after Boo has saved Jem and Scout from a crazed Bob Ewell. Scout and Boo are...

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    There are two alliterative phrases in one sentence that can be found in chapter 13 of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. This particular sentence is in the third paragraph: She [Aunt Alexandra]...

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    We are not told exactly how long Tom is in prison after the trial. We know that he is sent to Enfield Prison Farm, which is described as about seventy miles away from Maycomb, and his family is not...

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    Mayella Ewell's facial injuries are concentrated on the right side of her face. When Heck Tate describes Mayella's injuries to Atticus and Judge Taylor, he first says that her facial injuries were...

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    The narrative of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird demonstrates clever use of stylistic devices. Use of an epigraph The novel opens with a dedication and an epigraph by Charles Lamb: "Lawyers, I...

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    In chapter 24, we're at the Finch residence, where Mrs. Merriweather, the most devout woman in town, is attending a meeting of Aunt Alexandra's missionary circle. She gives the group a little talk...

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    Jem tells Scout that his pants were folded, mended and left for him when he went back to reclaim them, after they were lost in his attempt to escape the Radley property. When Scout, Jem, and Dill...

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    As Scout, Dill, and Jem continue to grow up, they also begin to change. One of the most evident changes is that Dill and Jem start to bond more as boys, leaving Scout behind in their games. As a...

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    It can be argued that Miss Stephanie is like refrigerator mold. In the story, Miss Stephanie is said to be an incurable gossip, a busybody, and the "neighborhood scold." It is Miss Stephanie who...

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    One way to react to this statement is realizing where Atticus Finch is coming from when he says this. As an attorney and as a public servant that was once voted into the legislature, he took an...

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    Scout is treated unfairly by Miss Caroline for already being able to read and write by the time she turns up for her first day at school. Miss Caroline is a young, inexperienced teacher, working to...

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    Chapter 22 of To Kill a Mockingbird picks up after Tom has been convicted of rape. The key event in this chapter is that they discover that Bob Ewell threatened Atticus and spat in his face....

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    Being that Scout is five years old at the beginning of the story, many of the events described are narrated from her naive point of view. She lacks the maturity and ability to comprehend different...

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    The legend in question is that of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. One of the most memorable characters in that epic tale is Merlin the wizard. It is summertime in Maycomb and that...

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    In chapter 12 of To Kill A Mockingbird Scout and Jem accompany Calpurnia to church one Sunday. The entire congregation, like Calpurnia, is African American. Both children notice that Calpurnia...

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    Atticus explains that Tom's trial was delayed "to make sure there's nothing to be uneasy about." It is likely that tempers were high after Mayella accused Tom Robinson of rape and Atticus wanted...

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    The story is set in the fictional small town of Maycomb, Alabama during the mid-1930s, which was a time when Jim Crow laws were enforced throughout the South. Jim Crow laws were state and local...

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    Calpurnia's relationship to Scout is somewhat ambiguous. On the one hand, Calpurnia is a strong character, a mother figure to Scout—something Scout very much needs in her life. At the same time,...

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    There are so many quotes regarding discrimination in To Kill A Mockingbird, so I will focus on a few select quotes based on different types of discrimination. All quotes come from Harper Lee's To...

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    Scout has several weaknesses throughout the novel, which primarily pertain to her childhood innocence and inability to control her emotions. Towards the beginning of the novel, Scout has trouble...

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    In chapter 20, Dolphus Raymond befriends Scout and Dill outside of the courtroom and offers Dill a sip of Coca-Cola from his brown brag. Initially, Scout and Dill are surprised at the fact that...

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    The reader knows Mayella Ewell is lonely because of the testimony at the trial of Tom Robinson. As Tom gives his testimony, Scout realizes that Mayella, the woman accusing Tom of rape, is...

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    Despite their minor similarities, Miss Maudie and Miss Stephanie Crawford have two extremely different personalities throughout the novel. Miss Stephanie is referred to as the "neighborhood scold"...

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    Mrs. Dubose is a mean old lady who lives down the road from the Finches. Wracked by pain and hopelessly addicted to morphine, she sits out there on the porch with what is rumored to be an old...

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    To Kill a Mockingbird covers a wide spectrum of marginalization, including marginalization based on race, gender, social status, and association with other marginalized groups. Chapters 7–11 have...

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    In chapter 11, Scout and Jem are walking past Mrs. Dubose's home on their way to the store when Mrs. Dubose begins to make derogatory comments toward them. Mrs. Dubose tells the children, Your...

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    Burris, he of the notorious Ewell clan, has turned up for the first (and for him, last) day at school. Personal hygiene's not exactly a strong point of the Ewells, and Burris has inherited his...

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    As the protagonist and narrator of the novel, Scout’s naivety and curiosity give the reader a chance to view Maycomb from an unbiased perspective. Because of her upbringing and respect for...

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    Miss Caroline Fisher is Scout's first grade teacher. She hails from Winston County and has a rough first day of school. Miss Caroline is portrayed as an attractive, young woman. She is an...

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    Miss Maudie means that the Bible can be harmful when someone uses its content for evil. Even though the Bible is meant to inspire hope and love in modern Christian theology, people can twist its...

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    The knothole in the tree is Boo Radley's sole link with the outside world. He fills it with a number of objects, which is his unique way of reaching out to Jem and Scout. When returning home from...

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    Presumably, this question refers to Scout and Jem, Atticus, Finch's children, and their relationship to the trial of Tom Robinson. Their father, Atticus, is the defense lawyer for Tom. The case is...

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