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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Scout's full name is Jean Louise Finch in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Scout narrates the story in retrospect, which begins when she is almost six years old. Many characters refer to Scout by...

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    Atticus gives his two children, Jem and Scout, a lot of advice for several different reasons. First of all, both Jem and Scout are bright and inquisitive, and throughout the duration of the novel,...

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    In chapter 22, Jem bursts into tears after witnessing racial injustice for the first time and is visibly upset with the outcome of the trial. When Atticus and his children walk into the house, Aunt...

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    Atticus addresses these words to Aunt Alexandra not long after the trial of Tom Robinson. She has scolded Atticus for allowing his children to attend the trial. As far as she is concerned, Scout...

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    In chapter 8 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Miss Maudie Atkinson's house burns to the ground. As we might expect, the scene is one of chaos and confusion. Scout and Jem can only stand and watch as the...

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    In chapter 3, Burris Ewell attends the first day of school, and a cootie crawls out of his hair. Miss Caroline is frightened at the sight of the cootie and tells Burris Ewell to go home and bathe....

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    Jem and Scout have a relatively typical sibling relationship in chapter 1. Jem is the somewhat authoritative older brother, and Scout tags along with him and their new friend Dill. Scout pays close...

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    Scout first becomes aware of the racism in her community of Maycomb in the schoolyard, when Cecil, one of her young classmates, uses the racist term "niggers" to describe Atticus's client, Tom...

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    Calpurnia smacks Scout as a punishment for making rude comments about Walter's eating habits at the dinner table. In Chapter 3, Jem invites Walter Cunningham Jr. over to eat dinner with his family,...

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    Harper Lee describes Maycomb, Alabama, in detail so that we may ultimately judge the actions of the main characters of the book. One example is Sheriff Heck Tate, who readers come to appreciate as...

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    "Remember, it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." So says Atticus Finch, one of the great moral compasses of American literature. Miss Maudie, Scout's neighbor, elaborates by explaining it is wrong to...

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    We've reached Chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, and Tom Robinson has been falsely convicted of the rape and assault of Mayella Ewell. Atticus is going to file an appeal, and he actually goes so...

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    Because Scout has never known Calpurnia outside her home and neighborhood, she is amazed at how differently Calpurnia speaks and acts when she takes Jem and her to church in the Quarters. After...

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    As expected, Tom Robinson is found guilty of the rape and assault of Mayella Ewell. It's a blatant miscarriage of justice, but it's the kind of thing that happened to many African Americans at that...

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    At the end of chapter 30, Sheriff Tate indirectly tells Atticus that Boo Radley is responsible for killing Bob Ewell but refuses to disclose this information to the community in order to protect...

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    In Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, we learn a good deal about Scout's town and neighbors, one of whom is called Boo Radley (his real first name is Arthur). It is said that Boo,...

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    Ch. 18 begins with Mayella being questioned at court. Her accusation that Tom Robinson raped her is the reason that Tom Robinson is being prosecuted. She claims that she invited Tom Robinson to...

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    In To Kill A Mockingbird, the novel's narrator and main protagonist Scout acts as an important female character in the literary canon due to her stubbornness and strong-willed attitude. She...

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    I believe that this question is asking about the final lines of the entire book. Atticus is putting Jem and Scout to bed, and Scout wants Atticus to read a story out loud. Atticus agrees to read...

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    Jem naively believes that Tom Robinson will be acquitted after the jury listens to the testimonies and discusses the evidence presented during the case. As an innocent child who is unaware of the...

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    Towards the end of chapter 21, Judge Taylor reads Tom Robinson's guilty verdict and Scout describes the atmosphere as having a dreamlike quality. She watches as her father gets up to leave the...

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    "Maycomb's disease" is racial prejudice. It's rife in the town, just as it was throughout the South as a whole. Atticus, however, is different in that regard, which allows him to represent Tom...

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    Miss Stephanie Crawford is the town's resident busybody and gossip. She makes it her main business in life to know everyone else's. If there's something going on in town you can be sure that she'll...

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    They begin to trust Boo when he starts reaching out to them. He does this by leaving a succession of objects for them to find in the knothole of a tree. This is Boo's sole connection to the outside...

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    If you're referring to the incident regarding the Misses Barber, your answer can be found in chapter 27. In that chapter, the children were afraid to walk shoeless because the county hounds were...

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    Boo Radley wrestles Bob's knife out of his hands and ends up killing him. In chapter 28, Bob Ewell attacks Jem and Scout as they are walking home from Maycomb's Halloween festival. During the...

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    Given the fact that Scout narrates the story in retrospect, the reader perceives events, characters, and situations from her naive point of view. In chapter 15, Scout runs into the middle of a...

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    Aunt Alexandra represents the genteel South. While her brothers are easy going and laid back, as a woman, Aunt Alexandra doesn't have that luxury. She is stern and holds the values of the South in...

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    At the time of the setting of Harper Lee's novel, the 1930s, Alabama was a state much like other states in the Deep South. Most of the people were descendants of families that had come to America...

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    In chapter 11, Jem turns twelve years old and takes Scout to the store to spend some of his birthday money. Unfortunately, Mrs. Dubose makes several derogatory comments about Atticus on their way...

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    In Chapter 6 of To Kill a Mockingbird Scout, Jem, and Dill want to get a look at the legendary Boo Radley. So one night, the last night of the summer vacation, they sneak under the wire fence on...

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    In Chapter 15 a large, threatening mob descends upon the jailhouse, intent on lynching Tom Robinson. Such lynchings were all too common in the South in the first half of the 20th century, so sadly...

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    Different readers will likely find slightly different reasons for why Atticus Finch is a brave and courageous character. For me, two things stand out more than anything else. I think the most...

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    He does indeed. He speaks just five words in one of the very last pages of the book, in chapter 31. We pick up the story after Boo has saved Jem and Scout from a crazed Bob Ewell. Scout and Boo are...

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    There are two alliterative phrases in one sentence that can be found in chapter 13 of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. This particular sentence is in the third paragraph: She [Aunt Alexandra]...

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    We are not told exactly how long Tom is in prison after the trial. We know that he is sent to Enfield Prison Farm, which is described as about seventy miles away from Maycomb, and his family is not...

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    Mayella Ewell's facial injuries are concentrated on the right side of her face. When Heck Tate describes Mayella's injuries to Atticus and Judge Taylor, he first says that her facial injuries were...

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    The narrative of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird demonstrates clever use of stylistic devices. Use of an epigraph The novel opens with a dedication and an epigraph by Charles Lamb: "Lawyers, I...

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    In chapter 24, we're at the Finch residence, where Mrs. Merriweather, the most devout woman in town, is attending a meeting of Aunt Alexandra's missionary circle. She gives the group a little talk...

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    Jem tells Scout that his pants were folded, mended and left for him when he went back to reclaim them, after they were lost in his attempt to escape the Radley property. When Scout, Jem, and Dill...

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    As Scout, Dill, and Jem continue to grow up, they also begin to change. One of the most evident changes is that Dill and Jem start to bond more as boys, leaving Scout behind in their games. As a...

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    It can be argued that Miss Stephanie is like refrigerator mold. In the story, Miss Stephanie is said to be an incurable gossip, a busybody, and the "neighborhood scold." It is Miss Stephanie who...

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    One way to react to this statement is realizing where Atticus Finch is coming from when he says this. As an attorney and as a public servant that was once voted into the legislature, he took an...

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    Scout is treated unfairly by Miss Caroline for already being able to read and write by the time she turns up for her first day at school. Miss Caroline is a young, inexperienced teacher, working to...

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    Chapter 22 of To Kill a Mockingbird picks up after Tom has been convicted of rape. The key event in this chapter is that they discover that Bob Ewell threatened Atticus and spat in his face....

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    Being that Scout is five years old at the beginning of the story, many of the events described are narrated from her naive point of view. She lacks the maturity and ability to comprehend different...

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    The legend in question is that of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. One of the most memorable characters in that epic tale is Merlin the wizard. It is summertime in Maycomb and that...

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    In chapter 12 of To Kill A Mockingbird Scout and Jem accompany Calpurnia to church one Sunday. The entire congregation, like Calpurnia, is African American. Both children notice that Calpurnia...

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    Atticus explains that Tom's trial was delayed "to make sure there's nothing to be uneasy about." It is likely that tempers were high after Mayella accused Tom Robinson of rape and Atticus wanted...

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    The story is set in the fictional small town of Maycomb, Alabama during the mid-1930s, which was a time when Jim Crow laws were enforced throughout the South. Jim Crow laws were state and local...

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