1. Jem is now 12. There is a widening gap of understanding between Scout and Jem. Find two or three examples which illustrate the emotional distance between them.
Before, Jem would always be Scout’s playmate but now he tells her to “stop pestering him” and that she should start “bein’ a girl and acting right”. Jem now likes to be kept alone and feels as if Scout is a lot more childish than he had realized.
2. How do you explain Lula’s antagonism toward Jem and Scout?
Lula feels as if the church is for black people only and that the whites should not go and get involved in their activities.
3. Scout finds the church service to be similar to her own except for few differences. Explain what these are.
The church does not have any hymn-books, rather they have a music superintendent who leads them into the songs. As the leader says one line, the entire church will repeat it in a chorus. Additionally, the reverend would ask God to help the ill, but rather than saying that generally, he focuses on more specific cases.
4. Why does Cal speak one way around colored people and another way around white people? Is she being honest or hypocritical in what she does? Explain.
Cal is only being honest because she does not want others to feel as if she is patronizing them. If she talks the way she does around white people, they might make her feel as if she wants to be seen more superior to them.
1. Scout and Aunt Alexandra communicate very poorly with each other. Is the fault more with one than the other, or are they equally at fault? Explain.
Both are equally at fault for not being able to communicate well with each other. Neither of them have ever tried to be in the other’s shoes so with that, they cannot understand why the other feels the way they feel.
2. Discuss Cousin Joshua Finch as:
a. Atticus describes him: Joshua Finch was troublesome and even tried to shoot the president of his college. The family had to pay five hundred... [continues]
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