Scout

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1) Does Scout like school? What are specific reasons behind her feelings? In my opinion, Scout does not like school. Firstly, Scout greatly values spending time with her father reading books. And School almost took that away from her and at a time, she was greatly upset. This made her so upset that she threatened not to go to school. Also, with school, Scout feels that it doesn’t challenge her mind enough and finds it boring. “The second grade was grim…not until one reached the sixth grade that one learned anything of value.” This quote shows Scout’s attitude towards school, which are thoughts of school being boring and not of a challenge. To add to this, the kids at school are not that kind to Scout as they tease her about her father defending a Negro. Even though Scout would like to fight the kids, she is asked to hold back by her father. As many negative actions are linked to school, this makes Scout dislike it more and more. Reading with her father was almost taken away from her, and kids like to tease her about her father defending Tom Robinson. Also, to add to this, she also feels that school does not challenge her enough . With all of this put together, this would make a negative effect on school and this Continue...


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She told how it was bad to persecute the Jews, and she told them of their long history of being persecuted. The Black people of Maycomb supported Atticus's action of defending Tom Robinson with the exception of Lula. Also, if Atticus did not take the case, he would not be able to tell the kids to ever do anything again because he would feel too much shame from not taking this case and Atticus always taught to treat people with equal respect and if he didn't defend Tom, he would not treat him as an equal and he would not be able to walk with pride. Not knowing any better and being just kids, they see if they can touch the door, they try to put a letter asking for Boo Radley to come out and they even get shot at trying to get Boo Radley out of his house. Underwood supported Atticus by protecting him when the mob came to lynch Tom Robinson. The defence that Atticus presents is based mostly on how Tom Robinson was not able to beat and rape Mayella Ewell. Cecil Jacob could be a symbol of the population of Maycomb county, because many of the people don't think outside the box, as it shows in the verdict of Tom Robinson. As the story progresses, Boo Radley feels affection for these children and he starts to leave various items in tree as a sign that he wants to be their friend. It's ironic because the black people also had a history of suffering like the Jews. In other words, mockingbirds don't make our world a horrible place to live in but mockingbirds are innocent creatures only providing beauty and to kill a creature that provides beauty would be a sin. Also, it was then pointed out that Bob Ewell that he was left handed and that Tom Robinson had lost the use of his left hand. 7) What is the significance of the currents discussion about Adolf Hitler in Chapter 26 of the novel What happened in chapter six was that Cecil Jacobs brought to school an article about Adolf Hitler for current events. This suggests that Bob Ewell is left handed and is capable in giving Mayella the bruises on her right eye. No doctors were brought in to confirm that rape ever occurred. By covering up the evidence that he killed Bob, Boo would be able to live on and no sin would be done by killing the mockingbird.

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