To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 9-15 Questions

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Chapter 9:
1. a) Atticus says it's a word common people use. It just makes people feel bad and forbids his children from saying it. He said he wouldn't be able to hold his head up in town. Also, he does it to show his children a good example. Lastly, he stuck to his conscience and stood up against the entire town. c) It's about courage, in relevance to his taking of the case. Scout was using vulgarities. Atticus was saying this to Uncle Jack; that she'd grow out of it soon. He’s explaining to Jack that children will always ask questions to things they don’t understand and should always answer them. Atticus was talking about Scout; that she may not do what's best all the time but she tries. Atticus doesn't understand the behaviour of the town - their immense prejudice against Tom Robinson although it's obvious he's innocent.

2. a) Alexandra is Atticus’ sister and Jem and Scout’s aunt. b)Francis is the grandson of Aunt Alexandra.
c)Jack is Atticus’ brother and Scout and Jem’s uncle.
d)Jimmy is Alexandra’s husband and Jem and Scout’s uncle.

Chapter 15:
1. Scout is ashamed of her Atticus because he a lot older than the other fathers of the kids her age and he can’t play with them as much, and she doesn’t think he has any talents like the other fathers.

2. It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird because the purpose of the bird is to make beautiful music for people to enjoy and it would be bad to kill something so innocent.

3. Ms. Maudie tells them that her father used to be known as one-shot finch, but he isn’t proud of it because he killed many things and know believes its not right to kill living things.

4. Jem won’t let Scout brag about Atticus because Jem believes that if their father wanted them to know about his marksmanship Atticus would have told them himself. I think Jem’s right because Atticus must’ve had a reason not to tell his kids.

Chapter 11:
a) Atticus want them to be polite because Mrs. Dubose is dying. b)Atticus wants Jem to read...
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