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To Kill a Mockingbird

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...

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To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Dolphus has had children with his black mistress. These children are of mixed race, referred to as mulatto. They have no social status in town. They are not accepted by the white community, nor...

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In chapter 12, Calpurnia takes Jem and Scout with her to Sunday service at First Purchase African M. E. Church, where they gain significant insight into Maycomb's black community. When Jem and...

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I will add to the above answer that Maycomb was actually a fictional town, but may have largely been based on Harper Lee's hometown, Montgomery, Al. Both were rural towns in Southern, Alabama.

Latest answer posted May 13, 2010 8:50 pm UTC

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Integrity: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral. Winner: Atticus Finch; Runner-up: Miss Maudie Innocence: the state, quality, or fact of being innocent of a crime...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2009 6:41 am UTC

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In Chapter 7 of To Kill a Mockingbird, after Boo has repaired Jem's pants, the children find a ball of grey twine, which they leave in the knothole of the tree for a few days or so. But, after Jem...

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During the trial, Mr. Gilmer certainly proved himself as a less skillful lawyer than Atticus from an objective standpoint. However, in terms of the case and the sensibilities of the jury, his...

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She was most probably thinking about how best to do justice to her own experiences of growing up in Alabama during the 1930s, as well as using her background to make general points that would...

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In To Kill a Mockingbird, racial tensions are high. African American people and whites have separate water fountains, entrances, neighborhoods, and churches. In this time period in the South,...

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There are several examples of Calpurnia subverting prejudice throughout the novel. In Chapter 3, Scout chastises Walter Cunningham Jr. for pouring syrup all over his dinner. Calpurnia takes Scout...

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Yes. Boo Radley would be considered a symbolic mockingbird because he deals with cruelty even though he is an innocent character who helps others and does not harm anyone. In Chapter 10, Atticus...

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The first mention of a mockingbird is in chapter 10. This is right after Jem and Scout get their air rifles for Christmas. Atticus warns them not to shoot at mockingbirds. He tells them it is a...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2007 11:07 am UTC

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Both Scout and Jem develop and change throughout the novel as they grow older. At the beginning of the novel Jem is quite content to play with Scout and is entranced by the story of Boo Radley....

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I believe you are referring here to what Scout says in Chapter 24. In that chapter, she has just sat through the missionary circle meeting. During that meeting, so many of the women have been...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2010 11:41 am UTC

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One of the best techniques for humor in this novel is the fact that Scout, as the storyteller, so often repeats the "legal jargon" that she has grown used to as a result of living with a lawyer....

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This means simply that Mr Radley appears to have no job. Scout remembers Jem describing him in this way, going on to remark that it was 'a polite term for doing nothing' (Chapter 1). In this...

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He left "pieces of chewing gum" Wrigley's Doublemint and (Scout removed the wrapper from the gun when she removed it from the tree) Indian head pennies which Jem determined were Indian head pennies...

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To Kill A Mockingbird In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus tells Scout and Jem never to shoot a mockingbird. When Scout asks Miss Maudie why, Miss Maudie says, “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but...

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Like Atticus, Alexandra stands by what she believes in. Unlike Atticus, Alexandra believes the most important things in life are related to family and protecting your own. Atticus stands up for...

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I don't believe Sheriff Heck Tate ever makes that exact quote in To Kill a Mockingbird. It certainly could have referred to his decision to claim that Bob Ewell fell on his knife instead of forcing...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2010 12:32 pm UTC

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In some ways, few essay topics are inherently easy or difficult. Whatever your topic, you can choose to work hard or to do more superficial work. That being said, topics that are too broad or too...

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An intriguing question. Perhaps some of the more famous quotes from the novel might yield additional title ideas. Some examples: Walk Around in His Skin (from what Atticus tells Scout – “You never...

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Since the comparison is visual, I think it might be fascinating to compare two characters who look quite different where those differences also pinpoint their personalities. For example, you can...

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The children's experiences with black people seem to be limited (except for with Calpurnia) until Jem and Scout join the family housekeeper on their visit to the First Purchase Church. Jem and...

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There are striking similarities between the young Harper Lee and Jean-Louise ‘Scout’ Finch. Most notably Lee was herself a tomboy, and had a curious and wilful nature. Her father was a lawyer and...

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Atticus is know as a hardworking and fair lawyer. He believes in justice, hard work and open mindness. He goes to great lengths to instill these qualities in his children Jem and Scout.I the novel...

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You'll find summaries of each of these chapters in that section of the enotes study guide (links are included below). In general, though, these chapters cover the trial, and include Atticus'...

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"In the private hearts of men" as Atticus Finch noted, there are concerns from the beginning of the case when certain residents of Maycomb learned that Atticus Finch, a liberal-minded, astute...

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SHERIFF HECK TATE. Sheriff Tate truthfully testifies that he had been contacted by Bob concerning an attack on Mayella. He reveals that Mayella has been beaten on the right side of his face...

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Have you checked the enotes discussion of this novel? It has a fantastic summary and critical analysis which will answer these questions for you. Follow the link below:...

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Dill, who is widely believed to be based on Harper Lee's childhood friend, Truman Capote, provides some comic relief in a novel that is intricately woven with some serious themes. For example, the...

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Aunt Alexandra believes Walter to be "trash" because his family is in a low income bracket. Alexandra refuses to allow Scout to let Walter into her house.

Latest answer posted March 7, 2007 2:06 am UTC

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This question has already been answered. Here's a link for you: http://www.enotes.com/to-kill-a-mockingbird/q-and-a/kill-mockingbird-how-does-harper-lee-use-symbol-274910

Latest answer posted April 18, 2012 10:17 pm UTC

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This is a very tricky question to answer, primarily because this is an entirely different world than the world depicted in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. In the 1930s in the South, for...

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Aunt Alexandra has really come to Maycomb to stay with the Finch family because she does not think that Atticus is raising his kids properly. She thinks that they are not acting in a way that is...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2010 7:21 am UTC

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Oh, absolutely. Keep in mind that this novel was set in the time period of the 1930s, but it was written by Harper Lee in 1960. What she wrote about racism still existed in 1960, and it still...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2008 8:49 am UTC

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I think you might be asking that we second-guess your teacher's judgement on the grade you received for this essay. Even if we were inclined to do that, which most of us probably are not, we have...

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