Essay on TKAM SOME OF THE QUESTIONS

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TKAM Chapter 4 Through 11 Questions

Chapter 4
1.
Briefly describe the symbolism of Scout’s nickname and how it is appropriate.

The symbolism in scout’s nicknames is that it is referred as an explorer, someone who likes to get out and enjoy nature. That’s is why explorer is appropriate for scout because It fits the characteristics of him.

2. What does Jem’s response to Scout’s chewing the gum tell the reader about his feelings for her? It shows that Jem cares about his little sister scout and doesn’t want her to get hurt.

3. What is Lee’s intent by having Scout say: “…As for me, I knew nothing except what I gathered from Time magazine and reading everything I could lay hands on at home, but as I inched sluggishly
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4.
How might the reader’s impression of Aunt Alexandra be different if Lee had written the story in third person?
5.
What does the reader learn about Dill in this chapter? Why does Lee mention this?
6.
How does Lee create sympathy for Scout in this chapter?
7.
What can the reader infer about Lee’s purpose for introducing Uncle Jack in this chapter?
8.
How can the reader see Scout change during this chapter?
9.
What suspense does Lee create for the reader in this chapter?
10.
At the end of the chapter, Atticus tells Jack that Judge Taylor assigned the Robinson case to Atticus. How might this impact the reader’s impression of Atticus.
Chapter 10
1.
Briefly describe Atticus’ character.
2.
In the following quotation, what is the meaning of “tooth and nail,” and what type of literary expression is this? “I would not fight publicly for Atticus, but the family was private ground. I would fight anyone from a third cousin upwards tooth and nail.”
3.
According to Scout’s narrative, what is the children’s impression of Atticus?
4.
How does Lee occasionally offer the reader an adult perspective of Scout’s narrative?
5.
How does the children’s picture of Tim Johnson compare with Calpurnia’s description of the dog when she calls Mr. Finch and Miss Eula May? Why does Lee include event in the story?
6.
How does Lee use Calpurnia’s actions in dealing with Tim Johnson to show the subtle discrimination prevalent in

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