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Scout is influenced by her brother in a variety of ways. First, Scout wants to do what her brother does, even at the risk of her own safety. For example, Scout goes to the Radleys late at night...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2010 1:54 am UTC

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Dill is the static character in this story. He is the only one who doesn't really show any kind of maturing. Dill is the one who dares Jem to touch the Radley house. He is the one who comes up with...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2008 7:45 am UTC

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I would consider why the novel has endured for such a long time: what aspects of the novel remain as interesting and thought provoking as when it was published in 1960? Consider what was most...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2009 5:46 pm UTC

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The Ewell family is not divided from the rest of the Maycomb community solely because of their economic class. Bob Ewell creates a seemingly insurmountable barrier between himself and the rest of...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2008 12:02 am UTC

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In the Harper Lee novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, there is no doubt that Miss Mayella Ewell is a pathetic character who deserves pity. She is a product of her poverty stricken environment. She has...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2009 7:08 am UTC

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When Jean Louise "Scout" Finch walks Arthur "Boo" Radley home, she is left standing on the front porch as he enters his house. Because she had previously been too frightened to come near the...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2009 3:22 am UTC

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JEM AND NATHAN RADLEY. One of Jem's earliest discoveries about adult deceit comes when he discovers Boo's brother cementing their secret knothole. Nathan tells Jem that the tree is diseased, his...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2011 11:44 pm UTC

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Initially she presents Boo as someone to fear. He presents him through stories and myth. Scout thinks he is ".... six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2011 8:40 am UTC

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The narrative voice in the story is actually a relatively interesting facet of the novel. As the previous post suggests, it is an "adult" Scout, so the vocabulary and style of the prose is more...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2011 9:09 am UTC

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The first chapter of To Kill a Mockingbird prefaces many of the concepts and narrative strands to be explored later in the novel. It begins with a reference to one of the culminating events of the...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2012 7:18 am UTC

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Atticus does not take on the defense of Tom Robinson specifically so he can teach Scout about courage. Atticus was requested by Judge John Taylor to defend Tom instead of the regular public...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2011 9:26 am UTC

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Chapter 17 takes place right in the midst of the trial of Tom Robinson, which is one of the key episodes of To Kill A Mockingbird. Atticus is defending Tom Robinson, a black man who has been...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2016 3:14 pm UTC

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I think Atticus can also be a mockingbird. He's not helpless, but he does face a situation where he cannot win. He is essential the other sacrificial lamb in the Tom Robinson case, because he has...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2011 12:20 pm UTC

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I would certainly concentrate on the John Mayer song rather than Journey's "Any Way You Want It." I see no similarities to Boo and/or Tom in Journey's juvenile anthem, but "Waiting on the World to...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2012 11:50 pm UTC

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The only similarity between these two families is the fact that they are both poor. The difference is that the Cunninghams are proud people who do the very best they can where the Ewells do not...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2010 5:29 am UTC

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The symbol appears again in Mr. B.B. Underwood's editorial in The Maycomb Tribune after the death of Tom Robinson. Though he knows it will anger many in the town, Underwood "liken[s] Tom's...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2008 10:58 am UTC

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The title is an allusion to something that Atticus tells the children. He says that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird because mockingbirds do nothing but sing. They don't harm anyone or anything....

Latest answer posted May 13, 2008 8:30 am UTC

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Mayella Ewell is Bob Ewell's oldest daughter and one of the antagonists of the story. Mayella is portrayed as a lonely, ignorant teenager who is in desperate need of affection and fears her...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2019 1:23 pm UTC

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The easiest way I can think to explain how to come up with a basic thesis statement is as follows: A thesis is a subject + an opinion. The subject has to be either a noun or a pronoun, and the...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2009 2:31 pm UTC

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Harper Lee uses chapter 27 to transition from what has occured already in the story to how she intends to end it. This chapter builds suspicion about Bob Ewell. He gets a job and fails, Judge...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2011 10:50 am UTC

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In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 11 is one chapter full of passages concerning the themes of maturation and loss of innocence. Scout opens this chapter by explaining how much she and...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2016 8:56 am UTC

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Cal does just about everything. She is officially the housekeeper, but Atticus notes that they could not get along without her. She is strict but caring. She tries to raise Scout and Jem as if...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2011 10:54 am UTC

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One way in which the children in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird lose their childhood innocence is by being exposed to social injustice as a result of racism. Jem in particular is so...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2016 6:30 am UTC

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This is a good question, as both books show discrimination and the negative effects of it. In To Kill a Mockingbird, we see great racism in the trial of Tom Robinson. Tom is a black man, and he is...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2015 4:22 am UTC

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Three significant examples of courage demonstrated in To Kill a Mockingbird are (1) the stand-off at the jailhouse with Atticus and the Old Sarum Bunch, (2) the appeal by Atticus to the consciences...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2016 5:30 pm UTC

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Like Atticus, Miss Maudie probably recognized that the outcome of the trial was preordained: Tom Robinson's word could not possibly be accepted over the word of any white person's--including the...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2012 5:27 am UTC

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There are several approaches that can be taken here given the assignment as posted which seems somewhat ambiguous. For one thing, writing about something can involve mere description; on the other...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2011 5:18 am UTC

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Please refer to the link below as this question has already been asked and answered.   

Latest answer posted December 20, 2007 10:31 am UTC

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I'm assuming your question refers to when Dill runs away from his family and is found hiding under Scout's bed. Dill was originally excited about his new father. His mother has gotten remarried,...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2008 11:29 am UTC

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I assume you are asking about a show of affection that Scout received from a neighbor woman. This is in chapter 5 when Scout begins spending more time with Miss Maudie. Miss Maudie becomes an...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2008 1:14 am UTC

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Scout didn't understand how Miss Gates could talk badly about Hitler and then turn around and speak harshly herself about the African Americans in her own hometown. She tried to talk to Jem about...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2008 8:55 am UTC

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Although Lula is the lone racist African American portrayed in To Kill a Mockingbird, it could certainly be argued that her sentiments are an early example of the Black Power movement that would...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2012 11:22 am UTC

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We know that Atticus' influence over Scout continued far beyond the ending of To Kill a Mockingbird, because on the first page of the novel, the adult Scout mentions an argument with brother Jem....

Latest answer posted March 26, 2011 3:59 am UTC

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Scout takes Dill out of the courtroom because he cannot stop crying. He cries because of the way Tom Robinson is being treated at his trial, especially by Mr. Gilmer. Dill realizes the ugliness...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2009 5:11 am UTC

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Hello, vamo1. Maybe this will help. This conversation between Miss Maudie and Aunt Alexandra occurs right after they and Atticus find out Tom has been shot and killed at the prison. Atticus is...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2009 9:45 am UTC

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Boo can certainly be identified as one of the human mockingbirds of the novel. Although Boo is no complete innocent, having committed several minor crimes as a teen while "in an excessive spurt of...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2012 1:01 pm UTC

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To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960.

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:23 pm UTC

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Examples of Scout's Courage: She is laughed at in Boo Radley's yard when the kids are playing roll in the tire. She runs away, yet she feels no obligation to tell about the situation to anyone....

Latest answer posted October 17, 2011 10:34 am UTC

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In Chapter 10 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus tells Scout and Jem, “Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” Scout is confused by her father's reference to sin, a word he rarely uses, and she...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2016 1:52 pm UTC

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I have heard the rumor that Dill was modeled after Capote , as well, and I can certainly see some basis for this rumor. The friendship of Capote and Lee that has been made public share some of the...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2007 9:47 am UTC

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Harper Lee characterizes Dill primarily through descriptions of his physical appearance. When we're first introduced to him, one of the first things we find out about him is how incredibly small he...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2019 10:43 am UTC

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Scout's too young and too innocent to understand the full extent of racial prejudice in Maycomb. In her naivety she assumes that the jury will realize that Tom Robinson is entirely innocent and...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2018 6:52 am UTC

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Lee is, of course, referring to the loss of innocence in childhood, the knowledge that must come to all of us that there is evil in the world. She skillfully uses the physical setting in the...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2009 1:08 am UTC

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At the end of To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout suggests that she and Jem have learned quite a bit over the course of the action of the novel, but there is still possibly one more thing for them to...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2013 7:57 pm UTC

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Reminiscient of the street scene in Verona of Romeo and Juliet, when the Montague servant, Sampson, bites his thumb in an insulting gesture toward Abraham, a servant of the Capulets, Bob Ewell...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2011 9:06 am UTC

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They discover Dill, hiding under the bed.

Latest answer posted March 18, 2007 12:15 am UTC

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To best answer this question, it would be best to discuss one specific issue which is addressed in the novel. It would be difficult, if not impossible, to address all of the novel’s topics in just...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2012 4:27 pm UTC

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The mockingbird is an obvious symbol and point of discussion. It is regularly cited for Atticus' comments about its innocence. The mockingbird offers sweet music, but it does not harm anyone. It...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2011 10:22 am UTC

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This looks like a very interesting assignment. To Kill A Mockingbird is a loosely-autobiographical novel--meaning that though the characters and situations are fictional, they are based on people...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2011 7:55 am UTC

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In chapter 15, Walter Cunningham and the Old Sarum bunch travel to the Maycomb jailhouse in order to lynch Tom Robinson before the trial. When they arrive at the jailhouse, they find Atticus...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2018 9:20 pm UTC

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