Atticus Finch And His Family Essay

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1. What do you learn in this chapter about Maycomb, Atticus Finch and his family?
The Finch family has been in the area since a fur trapper named Simon Finch moved there and made a lot of money which was lost after the Civil War. Atticus Finch was the first Finch not to stay on the family land. He became a lawyer, his brother a doctor and their sister stayed at Finch Landing. Maycomb is a very small, dusty, slow town with nothing much to do or buy. The time is during the Depression so no one has any money. Atticus married when he was in his 40’s; his wife died when their son, Jem, was 6 and their daughter, Scout 2. When the book begins the children are 6 and 10.
2. What do you learn about Dill 's character?
Dill has snow white hair and is very short but smart. He comes from Mississippi and stays the summers with his aunt Rachel, Scout and Jem’s neighbor. He has a lot of ideas about what the kids should play and he is fascinated by Boo Radley; wants to see what Boo looks like. His background is a little fuzzy and we suspect he might make things up.
3. What, briefly, has happened to Arthur “Boo” Radley.
Boo hung out with the wrong crowd as a teenager. The other boys got sent off to reform school but Boo’s father kept him at home as his form of punishment. According to town gossip, Boo drove a pair of scissors into his father’s leg one day. He was locked up in the Town Hall basement until the Radleys brought him home and he was never seen again.
4. Why does the Radley place…

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