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To Kill a Mockingbird

To decide what is considered evil in the novel, first consider what Lee associates with goodness. For our shining example of good, we don't need to look any further than Atticus Finch. Atticus is...

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In chapter 12, Atticus leaves town for work, and Calpurnia decides to take Jem and Scout with her to Sunday service at First Purchase African M. E. Church. Jem and Scout gain valuable insight into...

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Aunt Alexandra is depicted as a conservative woman who is prejudiced against black people and supports traditional southern culture. Aunt Alexandra reveals her racial bias by demanding that Atticus...

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Atticus Finch, an aberration in the South of the 1930's, practices with fairness to all in a town firmly entrenched in Jim Crow, and he tries to prevent his children from contracting "Maycomb's...

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Latest answer posted February 9, 2009 5:33 am UTC

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They miss Boo Radley's appearance on the scene. He shows up to wrap a blanket around Scout. That means they missed a chance to see their town's famous mystery man up close. Greg

Latest answer posted February 18, 2007 12:04 am UTC

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First, Jem accepts Dill's dare to run up and slap the side of the Radley house. Jem wins Dill's copy of The Gray Ghost and discovers that the wrath of the Radleys did not extend to him. Then, the...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2012 3:08 am UTC

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When passing Mrs. Dubose house, Jem grabs Scout's baton and attacks her camelia bushes chopping off the top of every bush. He does this because Mrs. Dubose had been making comments about Atticus...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2007 8:53 pm UTC

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Chapter two begins with Scout describing how much she had looked forward to the beginning of school. Dill has returned home to his family and Scout will now be joining Jem at school and she is very...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2015 2:24 am UTC

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I think to that the story absolutely supports the idea that an oppressed people resent intrusion by outsiders. We have examples from Calpurnia's congregation and Lula, but also the Cunninghams and...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2011 5:44 am UTC

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I would argue that Atticus shows integrity throughout the book. He does go against his own values, for a few minutes, in Chapter 13. This is the chapter where Atticus' sister, Alexandra, comes to...

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Tom Robinson of To Kill a Mockingbird is a disabled African-American man who, out of charity, does some odd jobs for Mayella Ewell, the oldest of Bob Ewell's neglected brood. As she is the only one...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2015 7:35 pm UTC

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At the beginning of the novel, Scout is a very young girl who simply mirrors her society’s views. She uses racial derogatory terms, because it reflects that attitudes of many in her town. As the...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2012 8:12 pm UTC

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Bravery is shown in many different ways by the characters in the novel. Atticus displays moral courage by accepting to defend Tom Robinson, a decision that he knows will make him unpopular and...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2012 3:43 pm UTC

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Scout is influenced by many of the characters in To Kill a Mockingbird, absorbing ideas and gaining insight from virtually everyone she meets. Her father, Atticus, is her most important guide. He...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2011 9:21 am UTC

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I firmly agree with the idea that Atticus' closing speech during the Tom Robinson trial is the heart of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, as it touches on all of the central themes in the book:...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2016 12:24 am UTC

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This question has been asked and answered many times right here on eNotes. Here is a comprehensive link for you: http://www.enotes.com/to-kill-a-mockingbird/q-and-a/tags/summary?pg=1

Latest answer posted July 19, 2011 3:10 am UTC

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[This is an awesome question! I have never thought about this before and truly enjoyed doing my research on this! Just so you know, THIS is the kind of question that gets a teacher of Literature...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2009 10:56 am UTC

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Dolphus Raymond explains to Scout and Dill that he acts drunk because it gives people a "reason" for his choosing to marry a black woman and to live with the black people. The rest of the white...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2009 4:09 pm UTC

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If you are looking for more information on plot structure, I find it interesting how the novel seems to have two climaxes. One, of course, is the Tom Robinson verdict. The next, one could argue,...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2007 12:46 am UTC

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The fact that Scout never sees Boo again gives a sense of closure to the ending. The book started with the kids wanting Boo to come out, he has, and now he can go back inside. It also gives Scout...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2009 10:58 am UTC

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This particular conflict occurred when Scout, in her words, ". . .split my knuckle to the bone on his [Francis's] front teeth" after a post-Christmas dinner interaction in which Francis referred to...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2012 12:59 am UTC

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The quote to which you are referring actually occurs in Chapter 21 of To Kill a Mockingbird. Tom Robinson had just been declared guilty by the all-white jury, and Atticus was on his way out of the...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2010 8:28 am UTC

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I'm not going to tell you, but I am going to explain how you can find out. Take a character and ask these questions: 1. What does the author say about him/her, 2. What does the character say...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2009 3:35 pm UTC

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Initially Scout Finch thinks being a "lady" means confinement in a petticoat and a dress with a pink sash secured tightly around her waist, not being able to wrestle Walter Cunningham down into the...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2010 4:12 am UTC

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By definition, the antagonist of any story is the character who goes against the protagonist, or the character who fights the hero. In this novel, Scout [or Atticus] could easily be considered...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2012 9:38 am UTC

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The word "bobbed" is used at least once within the novel. At the end of Chapter 6, as Scout describes Jem returning after retrieving his pants from the Radley yard. "There he was, returning to me....

Latest answer posted May 18, 2010 12:35 pm UTC

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One of the main themes throughout the novel deals with relationships amongst family members and the importance of maintaining those relationships despite adversity. In Chapter 14, Aunt Alexandra...

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You are in luck, because enotes contains wonderful summaries of many books, including "To Kill a Mockingbird". I have provided a link to a summary of the book below. To get you started however,...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2009 9:25 am UTC

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Atticus's humility is best displayed in Chapter 10 of the novel when he is summoned by Sheriff Heck Tate to kill the mad dog. "Jem and I nearly fainted" when Sheriff Tate "handed the rifle to...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2012 3:14 pm UTC

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After initially hearing the legends and rumors surrounding their enigmatic, reclusive neighbor, Boo Radley, the children continue to develop the mystery surrounding him by consulting Miss Stephanie...

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Mrs. Dubose doesn't punish Jem, Attitcus does. He makes Jem go read to Mrs. Dubose every day. She is a recovering addict who is dying and won't live long. Atticus is trying to teach Jem that you...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2009 1:36 am UTC

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First of all, to address your question, you must understand that in this day, Negroes were thought of as lesser. Relationships, particularly romantic ones, were a taboo of society. When Tom...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2010 6:29 am UTC

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Latest answer posted January 2, 2011 10:41 am UTC

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This novel is full of situational irony. For example, in the beginning of the book, the children are afraid of Boo. They name him Boo because of their fear of his being like a ghost or phantom. By...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2010 5:02 am UTC

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Jem and Scout are Atticus's children. The story is told from the point of view of Scout, who is the younger, more impulsive and less perceptive of the two children. A Child's Perspective For...

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The Cunningham family is poor, but when Atticus helped them with some legal work, they paid him with produce from their farm. Walter Cunningham is so poor he cannot afford to bring his lunch to...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2010 9:58 pm UTC

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Seeing that much of this answer is personal, little can be offered in terms of a direct answer. I would suggest that one way the response can take a unique turn is to analyze the themes of racial...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2009 6:52 am UTC

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Zeebo is Cal's eldest son. He appears in Chapters 10 and 12. As a garbage collector in Maycomb, Zeebo fulfills his responsibilities when he picks up Tim Johnson's dead carcass in Chapter 10. Tim...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2016 9:59 pm UTC

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Atticus is shaping his children, with the aid of Calpurnia, with great aplomb. His most consistent message involves the development of empathy in his children. He shapes them to take the...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2009 9:09 pm UTC

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We can answer only one question at a time; so I have edited your question. One of the clearest examples of hypocrisy in To Kill a Mockingbird comes from Scout's teacher Miss Gates. In fact, her...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2011 7:48 am UTC

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Dolphus Raymond is the clearest example of a character that presents a deceiving front in public. The town of Maycomb watches Raymond come to town and drink from a bottle kept in a paper bag,...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2013 5:04 pm UTC

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First, we see the loss of innocence when the trial of Tom Robinson starts. When Scout and Jem are at Calpurnia's church, they have to deal with the issue of rape. Scout asks Calpurnia about this....

Latest answer posted May 25, 2015 12:46 am UTC

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Some important examples of people showing courage are Jem’s pants, Mrs. Dubose’s morphine addiction, and Atticus's defense of Tom Robinson Integrity is an important concept in the book. As the...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2016 9:54 pm UTC

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The fact that the kids find the two pennies and don't necessarily connect them to Boo trying to be friendly suggest that they don't quite understand the world around them, they are still innocent...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2011 8:58 am UTC

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In chapter six, the children raid the Radley yard at night and narrowly survive when Nathan Radley steps onto his back porch wielding a shotgun. On the night of their raid, Jem, Dill, and Scout...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2020 10:51 am UTC

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It would help to have a little more direction to whatever the prompt is that your teacher gave you to write about, but if I was to write about chapters 16 and 17, I do have an idea about how I...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2010 8:15 am UTC

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I think that you should be able to answer this question quite easily, if you keep the following background information in mind. Mrs. Dubose, during the entire time that Jem was reading to her, was...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2009 7:29 am UTC

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At the beginning of Chapter 13, Aunt Alexandra tells Scout that she and Atticus decided that it was time for Scout to have a feminine influence. Of course, Scout thinks to say that Calpurnia is a...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2012 1:52 pm UTC

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The two characters who are most strongly developed during Chapters 12-15 are probably Calpurnia and Alexandra. Chapter 12 primarily deals with Jem's and Scout's visit to Calpurnia's First Purchase...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2010 12:25 am UTC

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