1.Why does Atticus feel he should defend Tom Robinson? Is it usual for (white) lawyers to do their best for black clients in Alabama during this time period? 2.Describe Aunt Alexandra and explain her negative feelings about Scout. How does Aunt Alexandra perpetuate (promote and continue) stereotypes? 3.Explain at least two examples that reveal Atticus's parenting skills. Hint: What is Atticus trying to teach his children, Jem and Scout? 4.According to Atticus, what is Maycomb’s “usual disease?” Why is he worried that his children will catch it?
1.Why isn’t Atticus proud of his shooting ability? 2.In this chapter Atticus tells his children that "it's a sin to kill a mockingbird" (p. 90). What reason does he give for saying this? 3.What does the shooting of Tim Johnson reveal about Heck Tate and Atticus? How does Atticus feel about how well he can shoot? 1.How does Atticus advise Jem to react to Mrs. Dubose's taunts? 2.What request does Mrs. Dubose make of Jem? What does Mrs. Dubose gain from this "punishment" to Jem? What does Jem gain? 3. What does Atticus teach Jem and Scout about understanding antagonizing and belittling language and people like Mrs. Dubose? Provide examples from the novel
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- sndra tobin
- To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch, Jem, Atticus