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One passage found in Chapter 6 of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird helps develop two minor themes in the story, one concerning gender roles and the other concerning bravery. Lee combines the two...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2016 6:51 am UTC

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Through Jem's experience with Mrs. Dubose, he learns that there are consequences for his actions. When he takes Scout's baton and thrashes Mrs. Dubose's camellia bushes, he demonstrates his...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2016 7:48 pm UTC

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In chapter 9, Scout mentions that her aunt is fanatical about her attire and attempts to pressure her into acting like a typical Southern belle. Aunt Alexandra continually criticizes Scout for her...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2017 2:58 pm UTC

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The term "tomboy" is beginning to fall out of favor with evolving attitudes about behaviors being associated with gender, but historically, a tomboy was a girl who acted in ways that were deemed...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2020 1:05 am UTC

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This conversation originates because of Aunt Alexandra's beliefs that Scout should be forbidden from inviting Walter Cunningham to their house. She tells Scout that you could scrub Walter until he...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2020 2:18 pm UTC

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The majority of churchgoers at Calpurnia’s church treat Jem and Scout respectfully as they arrive, but a tall woman named Lula challenges Calpurnia on why she bought white children there. Lula...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2021 5:49 pm UTC

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In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson is a Black man who is wrongfully accused of raping a white woman. Despite Atticus Finch's compelling defense, Tom is convicted of the crime and...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2021 1:02 pm UTC

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One way to determine the fatherly impact Atticus has on Scout and Jem is by examining their daily lives together. Atticus shares a warm and nurturing relationship with his children, and they are...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2021 11:07 am UTC

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Jem and Scout exercise courage in chapter 6 when they raid the Radley yard at night in an attempt to get a look at their reclusive neighbor, Boo Radley. Given the various rumors and legends...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2021 11:30 am UTC

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Atticus shoots and kills the rabid dog in Chapter 10. At the beginning of the chapter, Jem and Scout complain about their father's age and uninteresting occupation. Jem wishes that Atticus would...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2021 3:24 pm UTC

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With different editions of the book in print, pages numbers can vary, but the important point is that Atticus's quote on courage occurs at the end of chapter 11, in the second to last paragraph....

Latest answer posted February 23, 2021 11:32 am UTC

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Miss Caroline Fisher is young, attractive, and well-dressed. However, due to her implicit biases, she struggles to relate to her students. Aside from her conflict with Scout, Miss Fisher also faces...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2021 4:06 pm UTC

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There are several funny episodes in this chapter. First, Scout says that Jem, rather than Atticus, accompanies her to the first day of school. Jem seems overly pleased about doing so, and then...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2018 1:12 am UTC

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In this quote, Atticus shares some painful truths with his children. Jem and Scout have seen racism in all its ugliness during the unfair trial of Tom Robinson, and they now learn from their father...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2021 5:41 pm UTC

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When Scout attends school, she attempts to help Miss Caroline understand Burris Ewell's insubordinate behavior: “He’s one of the Ewells, ma’am,” and I wondered if this explanation would be as...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2021 10:58 am UTC

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Atticus teaches his children many lessons, but the lesson on tolerance is already well explained. He also taught the children about seeing beyond the obvious with people when he makes Jem read to...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2008 1:50 am UTC

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In the opening paragraph of the novel, Scout offers a direct characterization of her brother, by saying, Jem’s fears of never being able to play football were assuaged, he was seldom...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2018 4:15 pm UTC

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After the verdict is read, and Tom is found guilty, the black community, sitting in the balcony of the courthouse in their segregated section, rises as a whole when Atticus walks out of the...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2016 12:48 am UTC

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Thanks to an accident earlier in life, Tom Robinson’s left arm is twelve inches shorter than his right arm. It is immediately apparent that the arm and “small shrivelled hand” are useless, which...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2021 9:01 pm UTC

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Witty, genuine, caring, perceptive, unbiased, unselfish, strong, and honest, Miss Maudie Atkinson is an "upstanding citizen" in Maycomb. She takes care of her yard, embellishing it with lovely...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2017 7:33 am UTC

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In the McIntosh and Otis, Inc. online edition of To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout runs into the middle of the mob surrounding Atticus and begins speaking to Mr. Cunningham in chapter 15, page 155....

Latest answer posted December 5, 2017 11:00 pm UTC

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Page numbers vary based on the edition, but shortly after Scout, Jem, and Atticus arrive at Finch's Landing for Christmas in chapter 9, the controversy over Scout's attire emerges. We find out at...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2021 11:21 am UTC

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There are several characters that pass away throughout the course of the novel. Scout recalls the uneventful deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Radley. Scout and Jem were both upset to learn that Boo Radley...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2017 10:03 am UTC

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"But there is one way in this country in which all men are created equal—there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal to a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, and...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2016 11:26 pm UTC

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Atticus Finch is presented as a paragon of empathy throughout this novel. Empathy is a trait he exhibits at all times, and he constantly strives to teach it to his two children. There are numerous...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2021 10:58 pm UTC

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Here are a number of quotes, some with a physical description, and some with a more complete character description: This quote tells us about Scout's behavior as a young child. "Scout yonder's...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2009 11:39 am UTC

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In Chapter 11, Atticus attempts to explain to Scout why he is choosing to defend Tom Robinson when the majority of Maycomb's community does not agree with his decision. Atticus tells Scout,...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2016 12:40 am UTC

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In chapter 2, Scout has trouble with Miss Caroline, who is not happy about the fact that Scout can read at such a young age. Miss Caroline is a young teacher who has very strict views on education,...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2018 9:36 am UTC

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Atticus makes this point in chapter three, after Scout has had a rough day at school and has asked for her father’s permission to not go back to school. Scout pleads with her father to homeschool...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 11:19 am UTC

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Miss Maudie explains to Scout, Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2021 11:44 am UTC

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The lengthiest semblance of a physical description of Miss Maudie is found in chapter sixteen, when Scout makes the following observation: There was an odd thing about Miss Maudie—on her porch she...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2017 6:44 am UTC

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From Scout's first day at school, readers learn about Maycomb society and Scout learns a lesson in diplomacy. Scout tries to intervene when Miss Caroline, her first-grade teacher from out of town,...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2020 7:48 pm UTC

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Atticus tells Jem in the following chapter to remember that mobs are "made up of people", meaning that if a mob is broken down into the idividuals that are part of it, then it is no...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2008 11:40 pm UTC

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Following Scout's rough first day of school, Atticus teaches her a lesson on perspective that helps her get along with people better. In Chapter 3, Scout tells Atticus that she did not get along...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2017 2:46 am UTC

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In chapter 17, Bob Ewell takes the witness stand and testifies about what he saw on the night of November 21. Mr. Ewell begins by mentioning that he was returning to his home from the woods with a...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2017 12:30 am UTC

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Jem begins to enter adolescence during these chapters and to view the world through a different and more complicated set of lenses than before. It is an awkward time of life for him, and Jem...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2021 11:57 am UTC

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Atticus catches Jem, Scout, and Dill trying to leave a letter on Boo's windowsill. He takes the letter and tells the children to stay away from Boo. He wants them to stop tormenting him. Atticus...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2021 11:11 am UTC

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In Chapter 9, Scout tells her father what Cecil Jacobs said on the playground about him defending niggers, and Atticus elaborates on his unpopular decision to defend Tom Robinson. When Scout asks...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2017 10:14 am UTC

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The mistake that Tom made was feeling sorry for a white woman, when whites are supposed to be superior to blacks. By feeling sorry for Mayella, Tom put himself above her. This is the ultimate...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2013 3:44 pm UTC

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Scout's attitude toward Boo Radley changes from one of superstitious fear to compassion. In the early part of her narrative, Scout refers to Boo Radley as a haint, or ghost, that dwells in the...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2017 10:00 am UTC

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Scout matures throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by truly coming to understand what it means to walk in another person’s shoes, something that she fully grasps as the novel unfolds. Scout...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2020 10:46 am UTC

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In chapter 23, Jem and Scout learn a great deal about the prejudices woven into Maycomb's society. Jem first learns that women aren't allowed to serve on juries and that there is something innately...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2021 10:46 am UTC

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In the 2002 First Perennial Classic edition of To Kill a Mockingbird published by HarperCollins, this quote appears on page 33, three pages from the end of chapter 3. This quote introduces a theme...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2019 2:54 am UTC

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There are numerous scenes throughout the novel that demonstrate Scout's youth and innocence. In chapter 2, for example, Miss Caroline criticizes Scout for her ability to read, and Scout denies that...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2019 2:44 pm UTC

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As Atticus makes clear, it's a sin to kill a mockingbird because the little bird does no one any harm. On the country, it adds to the beauty of the world through the sweet songs that it sings....

Latest answer posted March 17, 2021 10:45 am UTC

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Miss Gates is hypocritical because she criticizes Hitler's persecution of the Jews while she simultaneously discriminates against African Americans in her own community. During a Current Events...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2017 1:04 am UTC

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Jem demonstrates maturity in chapter 15 when a lynch mob surrounds Atticus outside of the Maycomb jailhouse. After Scout runs into the middle of the group of men, Atticus instructs Jem to take her...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2019 1:30 pm UTC

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Miss Maudie has an optimistic outlook on her seemingly tragic situation and looks at the bright side of losing her home. Miss Maudie prefers to spend her time outdoors catering to her flowers and...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2021 11:05 am UTC

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Jem, Scout, and Dill spend their summers engaged in imaginary reenactments and speculations, mischievous and playful acts, and real experiences. Imaginary re-enactments After the Finch children...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2016 8:19 pm UTC

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Tim Johnson is a neighborhood dog. At first the reader may find it strange that a dog has a name and last name, but this seems to be a common practice in Maycomb, as the dog that belongs to Judge...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2014 7:33 pm UTC

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