Is there a simple answer, or any answer, to the question How can you hate Hitler an then turn around an be ugly about folks right at home? Dubose is a model of real courage rather than a man with a gun in his hand. Why does Dolphus Raymond hide Coca-Cola in a bag? The odd part was that it was February, but he ha rabies none the less. October 30 Atticus thinks Jem has killed Bob Ewell. In her account of Mayella's testimony Scout refers to a Mr. His appearance in the final chapters is almost miraculous - it is plausible believable in its context because it is so understated.
Chapter 3 Jem invites Walter Cunningham over for lunch when he finds out that the boy doesn't have any food. As time passes, the old woman stops speaking and her mouth opens and closes while her head sways from side to side. Some teachers and examiners will use the past tense to refer to events in a work of fiction, but the convention for scholars and critics is to use the present tense. Boo in the final chapters of the novel Arthur's saving of the children's lives is presented in an unusual way. Boo was eventually brought back to the Radley home. Give reasons for your answer. Year Time of year Chapter What happens Part 1 193 3 Early summer 1 Introduction.
His eye popped and he drooled most of the time, which to most was characterized as a monster. You could talk or write about these. T ha t m ea ns we ne ed to rea d b etw ee n t he li nes to work out what is happening. These terms are explained below, and some pointers given as to how to study them in To Kill a Mockingbird. In both cases, the maintaining of life Mr. Grace Merriweather Attitudes behind the text If you study the text closely, you may have a sense of assumptions the author makes about the world, or of an outlook on life, which affects the way, she tells the story. Chapter 6 Write out, as a script for a play, the conversation in which Mr.
Scout thinks maybe he's still alive. Use quotes from the book to support your answer. Do you believe the situation was handled properly by the citizens and authorities? As you study or revise you should find and list this evidence. Is he right to do? How typical is she of Maycomb's women? So when Jem leaves his pants trousers on the Radley fence, this is not as alarming as it might seem to English readers. Scout agrees and Atticus reads to her and Jem from the papers. Make notes a series of bullet points of things that will help you defend Tom, and of things that the prosecution will use to try and convict him.
Do you think that people should mix only with others of the same social class? She investigates further and finds two pieces of chewing gum. You should base this on a true account, though you may wish to change some details to make it more interesting. Underwood was writing so children could understand. But, Dill responds that perhaps Boo has nowhere to go. After Scout and Jem see Atticus shoot the dog they realize that he isn't less manly than the other fathers and he has a skill that is well appreciated. You will have reading quizzes over each reading section so keep up.
Jem finally agrees to do this. Studying the text There are many ways in which one can write about a literary text, but among those most commonly encountered at Key Stages 3 and 4 would be to study character, theme and technique. Scout's innocent questions help point out the implied meanings here. Atticus did not want his children to be in court, but they manage to see most of the trial. Jem and Scout learn about the inequalities of blacks who cannot afford the luxuries that white people enjoy.
In what way are hearts like courts? The mockingbird represents true goodness and purity, they are creatures that sing beautifully and do no one harm. This is Miss Maudie Atkinson. But it may be hard for some readers, with sophisticated vocabulary and references. I agree with Priscilla because you do find that younger kids are always more eager to everyone about exciting news that might not always be something you should be telling everyone. But Jem afterward have consult Atticus, and Atticus that the tree look heathy. Which view is closer to your own? This book is set in the Great Depression 1929-1939.
Is this a fair description of Atticus's own courage in trying to save Tom? What does the jury see when he does this? September 3 Burris Ewell upsets Miss Caroline. You may wish to include lines for Miss Rachel and Mr. At one point, Miss Maudie asks a loaded rhetorical question to show the guests how much they depend on their coloured servants. Would you freely invest your earnings in the same manner? Why might Dill have told such lies? Just about everyone makes an appearance in the courtroom except for Miss Maudie, who refuses to go to the trial. What might Heck have been about to say, and why would Atticus want to stop him from saying it? Krauthammer, I agree with you when you said that we should spread democracy like Bush and like Obama is trying to do.
Chapter 4 School continues; the year goes by. Standard and non-standard language To Kill a Mockingbird is a conventional literary novel. Calpurnia uses relaxed English with her church family. She also learns, mostly from Miss Maudie, that this does not mean she has to give up her independence - that she can compromise in unimportant matters without betraying what she really values. In doing this you should refer to her narrative methods. The second part shows Scout becoming more able to understand the adult world, which is mirrored by the more serious events that occur at this point in her life.
Comparison This story is full of comparisons and contrasts. Decide who says what, and try to give them speeches which are in character. Scout - narrator of the story. This comes as a shock as Dill is supposed to be in Meridian enjoying time with his mother and his new father. Radley is standing inside his gate, and Atticus is there with various neighbors.