To Kill A Mockingbird
Short answer questions: (chapters 12-16) Brittany Ruddock 1.
Calpurnia was ecstatic to take Scout and Jem to church with her, she had them dressed up in extravagant clothing, making sure that everything was matching and flawless. “When they saw Jem and me with Calpurnia, the men stepped back and took off their hats; the women crossed their arms at their waists, weekday gestures of attention” (p.118) Jem and Scout felt like royalty because all full of the men and women were treating them as if they were, parting to make pathways for them, it made the children feel honoured in a way, as if they were special. Except for one Negro woman, “What you up to, Miss Cal?” (p.119) said a voice coming from behind them, this woman ‘Lula’ had her weight on one leg and rested her elbow in the curve of her hip, pointing at the children with an upturned palm. By this female’s body language, you could assume she wasn’t pleased with Calpurnia bringing the children to the church. Scout and Jem felt unwelcome because of Lula’s attitude towards Calpurnia, however Calpurnia stood up for and supported them with confidence. From this the kids learned that Calpurnia didn’t care that they were different from each other in societies eyes, she treated them like they were her own family. “We’re mighty glad to have you all here. Don’t pay no ‘tention to Lula, she’s contentious because Reverend Sykes threatened to church her. She’s a troublemaker from way back, got fancy ideas an’ haughty way, we’re mighty glad to have you all” (p.119) When a church member named Zeebo said this to Scout and Jem, they were confident enough to be comfortable in the church, and didn’t let Lula’s opinion bother them any further. After sitting down and letting the Reverend begin his session, the children began to gain an understanding of the black community. After the morning offering for Helen Robinson was requested, Jem and Scout realize...
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