To Kill A Mockingbird Chapter 8 Analysis

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In chapter 8, Maycomb begins to experience winter, which is quite unusual. Since then, Mrs. Avery, a neighbor, blames the kids for having this weather because of their bad behavior. Later on, Mr. Radley dies and Atticus goes over to the Radley house to send his condolences. When Atticus comes back home, the kids, of course ask if Atticus saw Boo Radley. He did not. The next day, snow falls from the sky, which again, is unusual. Next, Atticus wakes Scout up in the middle of the night to tell her that Miss Maudie’s house is on fire. Once the fire was put out, Miss Maudie’s house is completely ruined, but the Finch’s house is fine. When Atticus returns home, though, he notices that Scout has a blanket. He asks her how she got the blanket if she …show more content…
Also, the kids at school are making fun of Jem and Scout because of Atticus’s case, and likewise, Atticus will not teach the kids how to shoot their new rifles. Luckily, Uncle Jack teaches them. Atticus reminds Jem that it is okay to kill a blue jay, but it is a sin to kill a mockingbird because mockingbirds do not do anything to humans but only make joyful music. The next day, Scout complains how her neighborhood is full of old people to Miss Maudie. When I read that, I thought that that was very rude because she is insulting her older, much wiser neighbor, Miss Maudie. Miss Maudie tells Scout that there aren’t that many 20 and 30 year olds that can be role models to children and that Atticus is pretty cool because he was known to be a grand checkers master and he can play the Jew’s harp. Scout isn’t impressed. The following day, Jem and Scout find a dog acting strange. When Calpurnia finds out about this, she calls Atticus to get him to kill the dog. Atticus and Mr. Tate arrive, and Mr. Tate allows Atticus to kill the dog. Atticus kills the dog with the first shot, and Scout was shocked to see that Atticus can kill an actual living thing. Miss Maudie goes over to tell Scout that Atticus was also known as the deadest shot in Maycomb. In conclusion, Scout now thinks that his dad is somewhat

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