To Kill a Mocking Bird

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Caroline Boudreaux
To Kill a Mocking Bird questions
Ms. Koon

Chapter 1
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A. PRIDE IN ANCESTORY AND TRADTION "Being Southerners, it was a source of shame to some members of the family that we had no recorded ancestors on either side of the Battle of the Hastings" page 1-2. B. PRIDE IN CONFORMITY, AND DISTRUST OF THOSE WHO ARE “DIFFERENT”- "Boo wasn't crazy, he was high-strung at times. It was all right to shut him up, Mr. Radley conceded, but insisted that Boo not be charged with anything: he was not a criminal. The sheriff hadn't had the heart to pay in jail alongside the Negroes, so Boo was locked in the court-house basement."-page 14 C. RACIAL INTOLERANCE- "The Radleys, welcome anywhere in town, kept to themselves, a predilection unforgivable in Maycomb. They did not go to church, Maycomb's principle recreation, but worshiped at home...I never knew how old Mr. Radley made his living-but Jem said he "brought cotton", a polite term for nothing."-page 11. D. AWARENESS OF DIFFERENCE IN SOCIAL CLASSES- “I never knew how old Mr. Radley made his living-Jem said he ‘bought cotton’, a polite term for doing nothing-but Mr. Radley and his wife had lived there with theie two sons as long as anybody could remember.” E. NARROW SPAN OF INTEREST, AND INDEED ALMOST NO INTERST IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD, THAT IS OUTSIDE OF MAYCOMB- “There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb.” 2. The story takes place in 1935; "When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow." We later find out that her brother is four years older than her and Scout’s birthday is April 26, 1926. So you can conclude That Scout was nine years old when the story takes place in 1935. 3. We know that Boo Radley is Scout’s next door neighbor. We also know that she is secluded from the world. Also, that Boo was unjustly charged with murder which led him to be shunned by the whole town of Maycomb and everyone thought he was dangerous. 4. The Children’s fascination with Boo Radley leads to the mystery of who he is and what he did. He is their next door neighbor; however they have never seen him and he is considered to be a crazy killer as well. Chapter2

1. The first mistake was that Scout already knew the alphabet when Miss Caroline was teaching it. This made the teacher angry because she thinks it’s the teachers job to teach the children and they are supposed to learn it a certain way. Miss Caroline also told Scout to have her dad stop teaching her. The second mistake that Scout made was that when Miss Caroline offered Walter Cunningham a quarter to buy him lunch; Scout said that the Cunningham’s can’t take anything that they can’t give back. The last mistake Scout made was that Scout told Miss Caroline that she was “shamin” Walter because there is no way he could pay her back for the quarter. This made Miss Caroline very angry because Scout didn’t realize what she was saying was so rude. 2. When Scout says this particular quote; implying that North Alabama is dissolute in a way and that they drink too much and have grand businesses that only care about themselves. Coming from a 9 year old who has never been to North Alabama, you can certainly tell that her knowledge is scrapped up from what she has heard from other people and it’s biased information. 3. Professional people are broke at this time in Maycomb because it was the time of the great depression. Whoever had a professional status invested in the stalk market; so when the stock market crashed, it caused everyone to go broke. 4. The Dewey theory of “progressive” education encouraged students to study on the path of what they wanted to be when they grew up, it also discouraged too much bookwork and made an emphasis on actually teaching. 5. WPA stands for work progress administration , Mr. Cunningham refuses to work for it because he will lose his land if he...
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