To Kill A Mockingbird PART 2 DIVISION 2 BY: Erin Davis, Ciara Mitchell, Bekah Scott, and Lillian Seay
Why does Aunt Alexandra disapprove of Atticus’s parenting skills?
Aunt Alexandra says, “It’s not a good habit Atticus, it encourages them.”
This shows that she looks down upon most of the things that the children do.
Her constant nagging at Atticus begins to frustrate him.
Answer: Aunt Alexandra disapproves, because she thinks the children are a disgrace to the family . Atticus has his own way of parenting which is to let the children make their own mistakes instead of telling them exactly what is right and wrong.
Why do the “Footwashers” yell bible scriptures at Ms. Maudie as if she was evil?
The people in the wagon yell, “He that cometh in vanity departeth in darkness.”
Miss Maudie replies, “A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.”
The wagon sped up, not understanding that she was not evil.
Answer: They thought she was vain because she was always in her yard, yet she knew scripture as well as they did. Miss Maudie says being positive leads to good things in life.
Why didn’t Atticus object to Mr. Tate’s accusation of Tom Robinson?
What is the significance of Mr. Ewell being left handed?
Atticus asked Mr. Ewell to write his name down and we found out that he was left handed.
His daughter was beat up on her right side and Tom’s left hand was disabled.
Answer: Mayella’s bruises were from a left-handed person and Tom can’t use his left hand. She also had no bruises on her legs, which in most cases the person being raped would be kicking and screaming, so they rapier would have to hold the legs down.
Description of Characters
Atticus is a very serious man. He gets frustrated by Aunt Alexandra often. He is a lawyer who has to defend a black man. This is a very serious, dangerous, and difficult case. He knew that he would loose, but he decided he would do everything he could to help Tom. He is a strange parent. He lets Tom and Scout mess up and do as they please, mostly, because he wants them to learn on their own and take care of themselves.
Jem and Scout are the kids and they are wild and adventurous until Jem decides to grow up and mature. He does things on his own and doesn’t play silly games anymore. Scout is quite annoyed. She is bored with him and wants Dill back. She often entertains herself by helping Cal in the kitchen.
The Ewells are quite interesting people. They only make their kids go to school the first day every year. The house in which they live in is at the dump, because that is where the lower class of people live. This family represents the hate I the South at this period of time.