Chapter 20 1. Is she right? In most states of the USA people who drink alcohol in public places are required to hide their bottle in a paper bag. Why does Dolphus Raymond hide Coca-Cola in a bag? What, according to Atticus, is the thing that Mayella has done wrong? Chapter 21 1. What does Jem expect the verdict to be? Does Atticus think the same? What is unusual about how long it takes the jury to reach a verdict? Is the verdict predictable or not? As Scout waits for the verdict, she thinks of earlier events.
Chapter 22 1. What reasons does she give for this view? Why does Dill say that he will be a clown when he grows up? Do you think he would keep this ambition for long? This story is set in the s but was published in Have attitudes to racism remained the same in the USA and the UK or have there been any changes for the better or worse since then, in your view?
Why does Bob Ewell feel so angry with Atticus? Chapter 23 1. Should he have ignored Bob, retaliated or done something else? What does Atticus tell Scout about why the jury took so long to convict Tom?
Do you think that people should mix only with others of the same social class? Are class-divisions good or bad for societies? At the end of this chapter, Jem forms a new theory about why Boo Radley has never left his house in years. What is this? How likely is it to be true, in your opinion? Chapter 24 1. Give reasons for your answer. What is your opinion of the Maycomb ladies, as depicted in this chapter? Explain briefly how Tom was killed. Do you think agree with Atticus?This guide is written for teachers and students who are studying Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
The guide is written specifically for students in the UK, but I hope it may be helpful to users from other parts of the world. To Kill a Mockingbird was first published in It won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize and was adapted for the cinema, winning Oscars Academy Awards for the script and for Gregory Peck best actor in a leading rolewho played Atticus.
Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama, which may be the model for the fictional Maycomb. She has not written any more novels but her neighbour Truman Capote, has become one of the most distinguished of modern prose writers in the USA. Some people believe that he is the original for Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird.
There are many ways in which one can write about a literary text, but among those most commonly encountered at Key Stages 3 and 4 would be to study character, theme and technique. These terms are explained below, and some pointers given as to how to study them in To Kill a Mockingbird.
The questions below should help students and teachers find what is important in the novel, and could prove useful for revision. You can answer them on your own, but they are suitable for discussion work. Your answers to these questions if you write them could form a useful summary of the novel.
A class of students could share this task, and paste the results together. If you do this, then try to be consistent in pronoun choices and verb tenses. Some teachers and examiners will use the past tense to refer to events in a work of fiction, but the convention for scholars and critics is to use the present tense.
The activities listed below are intended to help you develop a good understanding of the novel. They are related to one or more chapters, as shown. Click on the link for activities on the chapters you have chosen:. In small groups or pairs, talk about your first day at primary or infant school. You could record this talk or use it as a starting point for a written account. Make a list of all the superstitions you remember from when you were young.
Ask your friends and relatives to tell you the superstitions they used to believe. You could also explore superstitions in other books you have read such as Tom Sawyer. You could talk or write about these. Speak or write about a dare that went wrong.
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You should base this on a true account, though you may wish to change some details to make it more interesting. Write out, as a script for a play, the conversation in which Mr. Nathan Radley tells his neighbours about his shooting at the intruder in his garden.
Decide who says what, and try to give them speeches which are in character. You may wish to include lines for Miss Rachel and Mr. Avery, also. Make a story written or scripted for speaking out of your recollection of any minor disaster like a fire, or a flood, or some other domestic accident.
Try to tell the story from a child's viewpoint. You may wish to alter things or exaggerate for dramatic or comic effects. Defending Tom Robinson. Make notes a series of bullet points of things that will help you defend Tom, and of things that the prosecution will use to try and convict him.Was Bob Ewell murdered or was it his own fault in a accidental death?
I think that Boo Radley killed Bob Ewell. Tell me what you think Boo defended the kids and removed a town problem, which is why the sheriff proclaimed that Ewell fell on the knife. View all 15 comments. Jim Johnson I think this is likely to be the correct interpretation. Sep 01, AM. Write a comment Boo is the mockingbird We read this book for English class and finished a couple weeks ago. When Jem and Scout were walking home from the pagent, it was very dark and Bob Ewell was the one who attacked them under the Oak tree.
Our teacher showed us very suddle evidence that it was Boo who pulled Bob away from Scout. For example, it was very dark that night and since Boo is always inside, he is accustomed to the dark, so he can see better. In the end, both Atticus and the sheriff new what happened, and both came up with different stories to protect Boo, that was what the porch chapter was about. Atticus saying it was Jem, and Sheriff saying the Bob Ewell killed himself. They decided to go with the Sheriff's side, to protect Boo from getting attention, which is why he was always in his house in the first place.
View all 4 comments. Boo Radley did kill Bob Ewell. It was in self defence, so he probably wouldn't have been charged for anything, but Boo clearly doesn't want to seen to the public, which is exactly what woul bhave happened if they found out he killed Bob. There would be at least a trial, so they lied to protect him. Yes, Amy is right.
Ewell had a jack-knife, which the sheriff took from his body so that it would appear Ewell brought the kitchen knife. But a knife was missing from Boo's kitchen. Also, Scout stumbled into Ewell's body, felt his belt buckle and his whiskers, so he was face up at that point. When the sheriff came back from inspecting the scene, he reported to Atticus that Ewell was face down, having fallen on his knife in the scuffle. The sheriff had sorted out what the final outcome should be and eventually prevailed over Atticus, due to their mutual concern for Boo and the realization that nothing could be gained from a trial in this case.
It is not clear whether Boo intended to kill Ewell or was just defending the kids. My view tends to the latter. View 1 comment. Just finished it today Still think there's a possibility it was an accident, though. FlightlessSparrow wrote: "I just got done reading To Kill a Mockingbird a few days ago and I wanted to know what you guys thought happened at the end.
View 2 comments. Scout says that boo gave them their lives doesnt that mean that he killed Bob so what is the question. Murdered would be too strong word for it. Certainly, the weight of the evidence and inference is that Boo killed Bob Ewell and that Atticus, Sheriff Tate, and Scout all know that but conspire to hide the truth to shield Boo's actions from public scrutiny out of gratitude and compassion for what is probably Boo's crippling social anxiety.Chapter 20 1.
Is she right? In most states of the USA people who drink alcohol in public places are required to hide their bottle in a paper bag. Why does Dolphus Raymond hide Coca-Cola in a bag?
What, according to Atticus, is the thing that Mayella has done wrong? Chapter 21 1. What does Jem expect the verdict to be? Does Atticus think the same? What is unusual about how long it takes the jury to reach a verdict? Is the verdict predictable or not? As Scout waits for the verdict, she thinks of earlier events.
Chapter 22 1. What reasons does she give for this view? Why does Dill say that he will be a clown when he grows up? Do you think he would keep this ambition for long? This story is set in the s but was published in Have attitudes to racism remained the same in the USA and the UK or have there been any changes for the better or worse since then, in your view? Why does Bob Ewell feel so angry with Atticus? Chapter 23 1. Should he have ignored Bob, retaliated or done something else?
What does Atticus tell Scout about why the jury took so long to convict Tom? Do you think that people should mix only with others of the same social class? Are class-divisions good or bad for societies?In what way is he partly true.
Give reasons for your answer. Oh god, some of these questions don't even require you to think! I'm only answering those that may be a tad difficult to find.
Jem's arm got broken badly when Bob Ewell attacked. So basically the first sentence is referring to what the novel was leading up to. She realised that you can never really understand someone until you see things from their point of view. It's an apt choice. Again, your thoughts.
I loved the choice of story because the character in it was actually referring to Boo and how he turned out to be in the end. You should really do your own homework.
If you read the book, theses questions are not that hard. I just finished reading it for English But, since i'm in a good mood, 'll answer some. Well im just going to say it like it really is. This book is trash, and the authors recent death is a blessing. If I was in a room with :Stalin, Hitler, and Harper Lee and had a gun with 3 bullets i would shoot her 3 times. Answer Save. In the chapter. The sheriff's explanation is much more plausible.
Bob Ewell was a low-life. In the chapter, and he's right cause Bob Ewell shouldn't have attacked them. She put it from Boo's point of view. It's supposed to be YOUR thoughts. Please think for yourself. It's a wonderful wonderful book.
Bob stabbed himself 3. Jem did it. Edwin 4 years ago Report. Still have questions?Chapter 31 6-How do the events of the final chapters explain the first sentence in the whole novel?
Has the story before this point prepared the reader for this discovery? Comment on his choice of story. Does it have any connection with themes earlier in the novel and in its ending? Chapter 30 2-Who does Atticus think caused Bob Ewell's death? In what way is this partly true? Give reasons for your answer. Chapter 28 6-Comment on the way this chapter reminds the reader of earlier events in the novel.
What is ironic about this? Is it true? Does he really mean it? Why might it be important for him and Scout that Boo should not be at home? How does this affect her understanding of what happens on the way? Who might this stranger be? Which people does Ewell see as his enemies, and why?Randy Moss & Vikings Torch the Cowboys - Thanksgiving 1998 - NFL Full Game
What practical joke had persuaded the grown ups to have an organized event? What seems odd to the reader about this claim? Chapter 25 2-How does Maycomb react to the news of Tom's death?
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Boo because jem was knocked out. He says bob fell on his knife. Asked in To Kill a Mockingbird What does heck tate do for a living? Heck Tate is the Sheriff of Maycomb County. Asked in To Kill a Mockingbird What does heck Tate say is the reason no one called the doctor for mayella?
Heck Tate says that the reason no one called the doctor for Mayella is that it was already clear that she had been beaten up, so there wasn't any need. Asked in To Kill a Mockingbird What does heck Tate find when he investigates the scene of the attack? Bob Ewell dead and a kitchen knife. Asked in To Kill a Mockingbird What position does heck tate hold in maycomb? Heck Tate is the Maycomb county Sheriff.
Heck Tate supports Atticus. Heck Tate the sheriff for maycomb county is heck tate. Heck Tate has a wife, she is mentioned on page Asked in To Kill a Mockingbird What is mr heck tate on to kill a mockingbird personality traits? Heck Tate is the sherrif of Maycomb, fair-minded.
Heck Tate was the sheriff.