Essay on To Kill a Mocking Bird Chapter Questions 1-4

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Chapter 1

Chapter 1 introduces readers to the town of Maycomb, its appearance, its inhabitants, and the particular attitudes of many of its people. Find a sentence or a paragraph which illustrates each of the following attitudes/ideas. Quote at least a portion of the sentence or paragraph and give the page number. pride in ancestry and “tradition”
“Tired old town” (pg. 5) pride in conformity and distrust of those who are different
“Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself” (pg. 6) awareness of difference in social classes
“nothing to buy and no money to buy with it” (pg. 6)

Approximately when does the story begin? Show evidence to support your answer.
The story approximately begins in
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Ewell does not even attempt to dress up for school, follow the rules, or even come back to school again. Walter on the other hand, attends school in a clean shirt and is well put together overall.

Atticus talks to Scout about how people come to understand each other. What are some of the things that Scout begins to realize at this point?
2 things that Scout begins to realize is that 1. Things can go two ways and there is always two sides to a story. 2. You can’t judge something from what you may have seen or heard and misinterpretations are easily made

Why does Atticus say that the law is rigid for ordinary people, but it is bent in certain ways for the Ewells?

What is the compromise which Atticus suggests?
The compromise Atticus suggests is that if Scout attends school, he will still read with her every night. This however, needs to be a secret, as Miss. Caroline would not approve

Chapter 4

In what specific ways does Scout criticize the school she is attending?
Scout says the school is very boring and she doesn’t like the teachers. In addition, she also mentioned that the regular education has not done any justice and has not helped her in any way

Where do you suppose the gum and the pennies are coming from? What makes you think so?
I think the gifts are coming from Boo Radley and this is made clear for several reasons. Firstly, the

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