Why is Bob Ewell so angry with Atticus?
Bob Ewell is angry because Atticus Finch has proven him a liar before the citizens of Maycomb who are present at the trial. His threat to “get even” with Atticus Finch is a real one and, because he is unconscionable, he will probably do something underhanded in order to avenge himself.
Why does Jem say scout is getting more like a girl?
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem says that Scout is getting more like a girl as a way to insult his sister and label her a coward. The children view being a girl as a negative thing, because they perceive women as timid, passive, and boring. Scout, who is a tomboy, takes offense to being called a girl.
What are some examples of courage in To Kill a Mockingbird?
Jem’s most courageous act is when the mob confronts Atticus at the jail, determined to kill not only Tom but also Atticus, if necessary. Jem refuses to obey his father for the first time in his life. Scout explains, “In the midst of this strange assembly, Atticus stood trying to make Jem mind him.
Who had Atticus covered all along?
How was Atticus Finch courageous?
Atticus shows courage by making the shot, as he must kill the dog before it can hurt anybody, and only has one shot to do so. He demonstrates courage further by not bragging about his talent, and choosing to live a peaceful life instead of often using his gun.
How does Scout show courage in Chapter 6?
Scout demonstrates courage by sticking up for her friend and speaking on his behalf. When Scout feels that Miss Caroline is being unfair, she loses her composure and raises her voice. Scout also demonstrates courage in chapter 6 by tagging along with Jem and Dill as they raid the Radley yard.
What does Miss Maudie say about Maycomb folks?
I always thought Maycomb folks were the best folks in the world, least that’s what they seemed like.” “We’re the safest folks in the world,” said Miss Maudie. “We’re so rarely called on to be Christians, but when we are, we’ve got men like Atticus to go for us.”
Why does Dill say he wants to be a clown?
Dill says he wants to be a clown, because he doesn’t like the way people treat others. He doesn’t like people being cruel, and wants to change that. He wants to be a clown because they make people laugh. He probably won’t keep up this ambition for long, because it would be hard to find reasons to laugh.
What realization does Scout have at the end of Chapter 25?
The “secret courts of men’s hearts” hide racial prejudice and hate towards African Americans. In chapter 25, Scout does learn about the “secret court of a man’s heart.” Her meaning is twofold. First, she realized that people were racist. No amount of evidence was going to free Tom Robinson.
What is the truth about Boo Radley?
In the reality of the story, Boo Radley is a kind but mentally underdeveloped recluse who stays inside after an accident in his childhood. He secretly leaves the Finch siblings little gifts in a tree outside as a friendly, social gesture and becomes a hero who saves them from an attack at the end of the book.
How is Boo Radley courageous?
Boo Radley was watching as Jem and Scout were passing his home and witnessed Bob Ewell suddenly attack them. Boo Radley courageously ran out of his home and fought with Bob Ewell to protect the children. Despite the fact that Bob was wielding a knife, Boo Radley was able to dislodge Bob’s weapon and use it against him.
What does the Roly-Poly represent on a deeper level?
What does this incident tell you about Scout and Jem? The roly-poly symbolizes innocence. In the beginning of chapter twenty-five, Scout finds a “roly-poly” bug in her room. Scout plays with the insect; making it curl into a ball several times by poking it with a stick to scare it.
Why does Miss Maudie cut JEM a slice from the big cake?
Miss Maudie makes smaller cakes for Dill and Scout and a larger cake for the adults to share. She cuts Jem a slice from the large cake to signify his maturity and understanding of Tom’s trial. Despite the kind gesture from Miss Maudie, Jem barely eats his cake because he is bitter about the trial’s unjust end.