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To Kill a Mockingbird

Despite being labeled as the "disgrace of Maycomb," Bob Ewell should not get his children taken away for several reasons. Everyone in Maycomb, Alabama during the 1930s is struggling to make ends...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2016 1:14 pm UTC

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Atticus is talking to Jack and says, "I hope and pray I can get Jem and Scout through it without bitterness, and most of all, without catching Maycomb's usual disease." The clue to this...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2008 10:44 am UTC

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Scout probably wants to change Boo Radley’s mind the most. All of the children want to get Boo to come out. This becomes more and more urgent as they get older and begin to feel badly for him....

Latest answer posted November 28, 2012 12:40 am UTC

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In chapter eight, it seems that there might have been some opportunity for the children to meet Boo Radley when their father goes to the house after Boo's mother's death, but I am not entirely sure...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2008 8:43 am UTC

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To Kill a Mockingbird regularly appears in reading curriculums and on 'must-read' book lists because it deals with universal themes of integrity, fairness, courage, friendship, and forgiveness. It...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2016 9:47 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2018 10:10 am UTC

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TEN UNUSUAL ASPECTS OF TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD The novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1961 for its author, Harper Lee. Lee never wrote another novel--probably unique for Pulitzer winners....

Latest answer posted October 31, 2011 12:38 am UTC

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Since I am in my late 50s and have spent my entire life living in the South (Florida), I can still remember some of the aspects of the novel that were still alive in the 1960s and 1970s. Schools...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2012 5:23 pm UTC

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Scout, the narrator of To Kill a Mockingbird, is a feisty, tomboyish young girl who prefers overalls to skirts and likes to participate in the active games of her older brother, Jem, and their...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2020 8:38 pm UTC

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This is a good question for the discussion board. It sounds like your assignment is to create a study sheet or test for the book. Luckily for you, quizzes for each chapter have already been created...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2008 8:09 am UTC

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The simple answer is "yes", but there are many reasons. While this novel is a social commentary in many ways, at heart Harper Lee is telling a coming of age story. Scout is coming of age in a...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2007 11:25 pm UTC

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The Boo Radley game was the inventive amusement first suggested by Dill on his first day back after returning to Maycomb. The children were bored with their standard play-acting of The Rover Boys,...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2012 9:33 pm UTC

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In Part 1, Atticus teaches his children many lessons. Here are three significant lessons from the novel. 1. At the beginning of the novel, Scout starts school; however, she has a rough first day....

Latest answer posted February 24, 2020 5:54 pm UTC

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Your best bet is to reread chapter ten and look at what Miss Maudie is explaining to Scout. By extension, you should be able to see that causing harm to harmless creatures is a sin. In this novel...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2009 11:18 am UTC

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By having the jury of all white men convict Tom Robinson, Harper Lee carried out her theme of prejudice and the harm that it does. Tom was innocent of any crime, in fact, he had tried to help...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2007 5:21 am UTC

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Dill's lack of any real stable home life makes him a "free man." Because he is shipped around to different relatives at different times of the year, he is an exception to the average child in the...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2010 3:44 am UTC

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The best way to obtain a quote that describes Scout is to actually read the book and choose one you find suitable. Scout is a fascinating character, and prior to the publication of this novel it...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2009 12:33 pm UTC

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Only Tom knew his reasons, and they died with him. Author Harper Lee does not reveal Tom's motives for running, but the fear of the unknown was one consideration. During his questioning during the...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2011 10:41 pm UTC

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Harper Lee ends part 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird with the story of Mrs. Dubose and Jem. Atticus attempts to do a nice thing for Mrs. Dubose, who is dying, while also teaching his children a valuable...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2020 7:01 pm UTC

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Walter's first appearance in Miss Caroline's class in chapter 2 is introduced because he has no lunch. Many students couldn't afford but maybe one meal each day. Walter and his family fell into...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2009 8:16 pm UTC

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In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, society's racism and social injustice most influence Jem in a very negative way.While witnessing Tom Robinson's trial, Jem was well aware that all evidence...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2016 8:21 am UTC

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A metaphor is a literary device called a figure of speech that compares two things that are not alike but may have common characteristics between them. It is a way for a writer to get across an...

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Boo Radley leaves little gifts in the hollowed out knot-hole of an old tree on his family's property. Scout and Jem find these gifts and keep them. They are excited to discover what the next gift...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2016 5:53 am UTC

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Atticus Finch is the most outspoken character in the novel regarding race. Though Reverend Sykes makes some commentary, Atticus delivers a number of lines regarding race, racism, and racial...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2013 7:45 pm UTC

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Because he has spent most of his life as a recluse, Boo is a mystery to others. Thus, he acts as something as a foil in the novel--each character reveals something of him or herself in what they...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2007 2:03 pm UTC

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Atticus Finch is a good employer because he has integrity, honor, loyalty and he is a gentleman. Calpurnia has worked for the Finch family for a long time. Atticus trusts and respects her. He...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2009 1:15 pm UTC

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Tom Robinson was a black man who was tried for, and convicted of, raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. He was clearly innocent, as was proven by the most important character in the trial --...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2010 2:54 am UTC

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This question has been asked and answered (look at the second post). Please see the link below, and thank you for using eNotes!

Latest answer posted May 29, 2008 1:22 am UTC

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In chapter five, Scout befriends Miss Maudie. This friendship is important because Scout really has no other adult female role models. Miss Maudie appeals to Scout because she is not as pretentious...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2010 7:35 am UTC

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Throughout the novel, Jem and Scout have proven to be extraordinarily wise and resourceful for their young ages, and their expectations of Boo prove accurate in the end. Although the possibility of...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2009 12:37 pm UTC

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"Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passin'." These are the words of Reverend Sykes to Scout as her father leaves the courtroom after Tom Robinson's wrongful conviction. Surely this must...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2012 7:54 pm UTC

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Atticus Finch is the novel's most morally upright individual, and he courageously defends Tom Robinson in front of a prejudiced jury. Atticus knows he has no chance of winning the case because he...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2016 2:36 pm UTC

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The Harper Lee novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, centers around Atticus Finch and his children, Jem and Scout, in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama during the 1930s. Atticus' young daughter,...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2009 12:05 pm UTC

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Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird has made its way into many forms of popular culture, including, especially, the splendid film based on the book--a film starring Gregory Peck as Atticus...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2012 9:34 am UTC

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Popular culture, especially views of Southern history, played a major role in propping up Jim Crow. The Lost Cause, a set of popular myths that emphasized the heroism of southern whites in the...

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I would probably have wanted the morphine to reduce the pain that I may have experienced as death drew near. Of course, the big difference is that I would never have allowed myself to be addicted...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2011 2:19 am UTC

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The novel is a first person narrative account by six-year-old Jean- Louise (Scout) Fich and the events of the Alabama town of Maycomb. Scout, her brother Jem and their friend Charles Baker 'Dill'...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2011 2:01 pm UTC

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To organize your essay, I would start off by introducing the novel in general, giving a one or two sentence summary, and then at the end of that first paragraph, a thesis that answers the question....

Latest answer posted June 2, 2009 5:38 am UTC

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How Bob Ewell became a single father is not stated in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. However, given the sordid and depressing and deprived environment in which the Ewell children live, it is...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2010 10:16 am UTC

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Plot in a novel refers to the events that make up the basic storyline. Typically (though not always), a plot line is chronological and moves through each of the following phases: Exposition:...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2010 4:35 am UTC

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Atticus has to choose whether to tell the entire truth of what happened. Boo killed but he did it to save children. On the other hand, if Atticus keeps quiet and goes along with the ficticious...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2009 1:18 pm UTC

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There are many examples of foreshadowing in To Kill a Mockingbird, though Harper Lee's approach is more subtle than most writers'. One example comes when Jem and Scout receive air rifles for...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2011 10:37 pm UTC

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Miss Maudie and Aunt Alexandra are concerned with Atticus. They know that he'll take the result of the trial to heart. However, I also believe Atticus and Miss Maudie are extremely concerned...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2008 9:19 am UTC

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In Chapter 8, the focus of the novel changes from trying to out Boo Radley to Atticus' defense of Tom Robinson. Because of the various events that occur to the children and to Atticus as a result...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2008 9:42 am UTC

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Harper Lee uses an array of emotional techniques to describe and advance the relationship between the children and Boo Radley. In the first chapter of the novel, the children's fear of their unseen...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2012 3:37 am UTC

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It shows that Scout is proud of her family history and that she will take things literally. This narrative starts when she and Jem are arguing when the events in the novel really started. She ups...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2007 11:16 am UTC

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The language that Harper Lee uses can be separated by past and present, and by voice or perspective; these distinctions also correspond to adult and child. She also distinguishes between narrative...

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There are two Walter Cunningham's in the novel: Walter Cunningham Sr. and his son Walter Cunningham Jr. They are a poor but proud family of farmers who suffered more than most from the Great...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2020 10:15 am UTC

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At the beginning of the novel, it is evident that Jem and Scout Finch have a great deal of respect, admiration, and love for their father Atticus. By the end of the novel, he becomes more than just...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2015 3:41 am UTC

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Mockingbirds represent innocent beings and are a significant symbol throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. In Chapter 10, Jem and Scout are playing with their air rifles and Atticus says,...

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