To Kill a Mockingbird Questions and Answers
by Harper Lee

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What is the impression that you have of Walter Cunningham from chapter 2 of To Kill a Mockingbird?

Walter comes across as a polite, friendly boy who's proud of coming from a family of farmers. His family may be poor, but they have given him a strong identity that he can carry with him for life.

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There are two Walter Cunningham's in the novel: Walter Cunningham Sr. and his son Walter Cunningham Jr. They are a poor but proud family of farmers who suffered more than most from the Great Depression. The above quote refers to the younger Walter Cunningham.

In the previous chapter, chapter 2, Scout had tried to explain to the new teacher that Walter didn't have enough money for lunch because he is from a poor family, but she only gets told off for insolence.

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