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11.) I believe that the current fashions in education are quite stupid and do not benefit her to her best ability and are boring and is not advancing challenging or helping her in any way shape or form. Her feelings convey her strong intellect and how she values education 12.) The risky behavior that scout and jem engage in is attempting to make contact with the radley household 13.) Because they have no other activity to partake in so they get bored and they start a game using boo story it then evolves to something bigger and bigger as the summer goes on. 14.) He immediately is opposed to it and is quite angry, This shows his compassion to everyone no matter what they are going through or what kind of person they are or seem to be 15.) flivver: another name for a Model-T Ford; stumphole whiskey: illegally made and sold whiskey that would be hidden in the holes of tree stumps.; Indian-heads: Before the Lincoln penny, there were Indian-head pennies; Lane cake: a rich white cake; Bootleggers: people who make and/or sell illegal liquor CHAPTER 5 QUESTIONS
16.) The relationship between dill and scout is complicated to say the least. They are and have been friends for years but dill towards the middle of the book starts to treat her kind of rudely and constantly is making fun of her, and in response scout just returns the favor; yet even though they are fighting through all of this they still stay great friends. His treatment to scout is very typical for men at the time to treat women like the lesser for that is the way it was back then. 17.) The Finches’ neighbor, a sharp-tongues widow, and an old friend of the family. Miss Maudie is almost the same age as Atticus’s younger brother Jack. She shares Atticus’s passion for justice and is the children’s best friend among Maycomb’s adults. She is quite typical of the women in one way and in another completely different. She is definetly the childrens favorite Adult in Maycomb besides their father. 18.) Atticus understands the sanctity of privacy and that Boo deserves respect rather than children playing games. Atticus says that Boo like all people deserves his dignity, “What Mr. Radley does is his own business.”I think that he is right I would not want kids making fun of my life and the decisions I have made or the rumors going around about me.
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19.) Dill and Jem plan to sneak over to the Radley Place and peek in through a loose shutter. Scout accompanies them, and they creep around the house, peering in through various windows. Their coverup for the activity is that they were playing match stick poker 20.) No one in particular is blamed for the trespassing but it was believed to be an anonymous negro and he Mr.Radley said he shot him in his yard. This shows the very apparent racial differences among people in the community and all over the country that stuff was common at that time. 21.) Fear is created by the chance of Scout and Jem getting caught for trespassing on the radley land for they were they the ones who actually did do it.
CHAPTER 7 QUESTIONS
22.) In my opinion Jem fears the the gifts in the trees I believe because he is quite hesitant to take them at first. 23.) The kids decide to leave a note in the knothole of the Radley tree. However, when they get there, Mr. Nathan Radley is filling up the hole with cement. Because he’s there, they can’t leave the note. When Jem asks Nathan why he’s filling it up, he says, “Tree’s dying. You plug ’em with cement when they’re sick. You ought to know that, Jem.” But as Jem discusses this with Atticus, Atticus tells him that the tree looks just fine–green leaves and all. After Jem was by himself for awhile, Scout noticed that he’d been crying. “His face was dirty in all the right places.”
Jem had realized that his “friend” Boo had been taken away from him. He now had no chance at communicating with him anymore, and he realizes this. Scout, however, is clueless. She has no idea who was leaving the gifts, and Mr.Radley closes the hole so that boo is cut off from the children 24.) one example of Jem being more mature is in the above answer not only does jem know who is leaving the gifts he is nearly brought to tears when the tree is covered up because they have literally taken away a connection with a friend that jem had. Not only does this show superior intellect but it also shows the emotional maturity that jem has.
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25.)1.Maycomb endures a real winter. There is even light snowfall, an event rare enough for school to be closed. Jem and Scout haul as much snow as they could from Miss Maudie’s yard to their own. Since there is not enough snow to make a real snowman, they build a small figure out of dirt and cover it with snow. They make it look like Mr. Avery, an unpleasant man who lives down the street. The figure’s likeness to Mr. Avery is so strong that Atticus demands that they disguise it.
2. Despite having lost her house, Miss Maudie is cheerful the next day. She tells the children how much she hated her old home and that she is already planning to build a smaller house and plant a larger garden. She says that she wishes she had been there when Boo put the blanket on Scout to catch him in the act. 26.) Because it looks so much like Mr. Avery
27.) That they are one huge family and will always be there for each other when they are needed most. 28.) Boo Radley I believe is the new character that who supports Jem and scout evidence of this is him hemming the pants or giving the gifts in the knothole of the tree or when he put h blanket on scout in Miss Maudie’s yard.
CHAPTER 9 QUESTIONS
29.) He is defending tom Robinson because he must argue it to uphold his sense of justice and self-respect., and it is very un-common for a white lawyer to do his best to defend a black man especially with the charges put against Tom and the fact that it is in the south puts it at an even more of an anomaly 30.) Scout says that it is the company that keeps her from thoroughly enjoying Christmas. They go to Finch’s landing, where “the fact that Aunty was a good cook was some compensation for being forced to spend a religious holiday with Francis Hancock…who enjoyed everything I disapproved of, and disliked my ingenuous diversons.” Scout dislikes Francis so much that she says “he was the most boring child I ever met.” So, that makes Christmas a bit of a bummer to her. And, that Christmas, Francis and Scout end up getting in a fight, with Scout getting in trouble for it. So her foreboding regarding Francis, this year at least, was justified.
31.)This to me means that she is maturing and growing out of her childish ways, or figuratively meaning that she is growing out of her pants/childish ways and growing into a young woman/dresses and more formal wear.
32.) Aunt Alexandra represents everything scout dislikes she is proper and her negative attitude towards scout is because she is more of a tom boy and not a proper lady representing the finches as Alexandra believes she should and she has an extreme stereo type to all races other Caucasian.
33.) Yes, she learns that atticus always tells them the truth and that he doesn’t have anything to hide from her.. and that he can always come to him for anything.
34.) Atticus is trying to teach his children fairness.when uncle jack punishes scout, she gets really mad cause atticus always listens to both sides of the story before making a decision. and when he tells scout that he couldn’t go to chruch and worship god if he didn’t try and help tom, he’s showing his children what integrity is. he’s a good parent. CHAPTER 10 QUESTIONS
35.) Scout tells this story in retrospect so no she does not think her dad was feeble. As the novel progresses, Scout gains more and more respect for Atticus as a person and as a father. another reason is that This is her view as a child. Atticus seemed feeble because he didn’t play football or do a physical job. He also wore eyeglasses.
36.) The reason that he said that it is a sin to kill a mocking bird—Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
37.) The shooting shows that Heck Tate still has trust in Atticus even though he knows he hasn’t shot in such a long time. It shows that Atticus is a modest person he doesn’t like to show off of his talents and boast like other people. We knows this because he said that he could hit 9/10 or something that like that when he was younger. His children didn’t know he could shoot like this which shows he likes to keep his ” god like ” abilites to himself. Atticus knows he can shoot very well and remembers how he had always been just a little to the left as a child 38.) Since both Jem and Scout know of Atticus’ great skill, Scout would want to brag to her fellow peers that her dad can do something good, and not have to be the only classmate without and exciting father. Jem feels completely the opposite way towards this, and he doesn’t want to share this with his classmates. The reason why he doesn’t want to share it because he realizes that their whole life, Atticus never mentioned ever shooting a gun. Since Atticus didn’t mention this, then there is no reason to let out an unwanted secret of Atticus. I would have to say my view is much closer to
CHAPTER 11 QUESTIONS
39.) Atticus advises Jem to ignore Mrs.Dubose’s taunts because she is old and very sick. Jem thinks that this is not true and continues to be upset by Mrs.Dubose’s taunts
40.) An elderly ill-tempered racist woman who lives near the finches, although jem believes that mrs.dubose is a thoroughly bad woman Atticus admires her for her courage with which she battles her morphine addiction. 41.) After Jem cuts all the blossoms off of her flowers, Mrs. Dubose asks that he and Scout should be required to come to her house quite often. She asks that they come six times each week for a month. Every time that they come, they will have to read to her for a couple of hours. I believe that Mrs.Dubose gained some steam and peace of mind to help fight her addiction and jem learned not only to judge people by what they see but what is under the skin, more than skin deep. 42.) Atticus teaches Jem and Scout that they need to walk a mile in the other persons shoes before judging and sometimes there are other circumstances unknown to the person. 43.) Harper Lee ended it that way to seperate Jem and Scouts life from the trial and they’re progression from innocence to adult perspective. And because certain things that happen in Pt.1 are symbolic of things happening in Pt. 2 CHAPTER 12 QUESTIONS
44.) Calpurnia takes Scout and Jem to her own church. Re. Sykes and the congregation are all very nice to Scout and Jem. They know Atticus is sacrificing much defend Tom Robinson. Lula is one person who does not want Scout and Jem there, “Lula stopped, but she said, “You ain’t got no business bringin’ white chillun here – they got their church, we got our’n. It is our church, ain’t it, Miss Cal?” Lula has a point. a white church would never let a Black child in; Lula is just doing the same thing. Still, the difference is that they are the kids of Atticus and guests of Calpurnia. Zeebo the garbage collector apologizes to Jem, “Mister Jem,” he said, “we’re mighty glad to have you all here. Don’t pay no ‘tention to Lula, she’s contentious because Reverend Sykes threatened to church her. She’s a troublemaker from way back….” Scout and Jem see how poor the church. they also see how loving the community and brotherhood is as well. 45.) Here Scout witnesses a type of poverty but with dignity. The huts the blacks
lived in were small, sparse but clean. The church was run down; they could not even afford hymn books. Scout did learn that the blacks in Maycomb had a strong sense of community. They all pitched in for Tom Robinsons wife. They banded together to support each other. They were both humble and welcoming, with the exception of one lady, to Jem and Scout. Scout noticed that, although they had next to nothing, there was a contentment to be found that did not exist in the white community. 46.) Calpurnia and Zeebo know how to read and write. Zeebo says the hymns to the people of the church and the people repeat him. 47.) calpurnia speaks like that because she wants to fit in and not make the other people feel bad for being less educated. CHAPTER 13 QUESTIONS
48.) She believes that Scout needs a feminine influence and doesn’t count Calpurnia as good enough for that. She is very overbearing and likes to have things her way. 49.) She picks on Scout and demands that Calpurnia take her bags upstairs. This is typical of her because we know she doesn’t like Calpurnia and she is forever trying to “better” Scout. 50.) She thinks Scout isn’t clever because Scout doesn’t talk to Aunt Alexandra. Her answers are succinct and monosyllables. Adults usually are not good at telling how clever a child is based on the child’s vocabulary because children are often more verbal around their peers than adults. 51.) She joins every club possible and invites the women over to the house. 52.) Aunt Alexandra bases her opinions of family on one person in the family. For example, if one person drinks, the whole family is full of drunks. The only family this doesn’t apply to is her own. She believes that her family is perfect. Atticus sees how upset Scout is at trying to obtain this perfection, so he tells her to forget about it. CHAPTER 14 QUESTIONS
53.) They find dill and he was under the bed because he ran away from home and did not like his new father 54.) Jem is considered a traitor because now that he is older he feels like he must show the world, especially his father that he is a mature young man. This is unliked by Scout because Jem really doesn’t want anything to do with her, and refuses to play with like he use to. He is also considered maturing beacuse according to Scout he is very hard to live with because he is always moody and telling her what to do, as
if he was an adult. He is also caught readign the newspaper , when he has the option to be hanging with Scout. This greatly missed by Scout even though she does not admit it.
CHAPTER 15 QUESTIONS
55.) Jems behaviour was scared when he found atticus at the jailhouse reading a newspaper. He was also nervous that he would get caught sneaking out to see what atticus was up to, and where he was going. when Schout ran up to try and defend atticus so he doesnt get hurt, Jem is angry and kind of scared to get in trouble. He was also scared when the man in the mob lifted him up. He was also curious to know why the men from the mob were there. 56.) Scouts behaviour was angry that the mob was talking to atticus when atticus already told them what they want is not in that jailhouse and was threatning him when they told him to get rid of the kids. Scout was curious why Mr.Cunningham was not answering her about knowing her and her knowing his son. Scout was also angrey when the men picked up jem off the ground so she kicked im a little to high above the shin. CHAPTER 16 QUESTIONS
57.) When they arrive at the courthouse square, the people of Maycomb seperate into African-Americans and white people to eat their picnics. They all seem to be unhappy and when they see their children acting happily they disapprove of it. 58.) Jem, Scout, and Dill where sitting in the balcony with African Americans. This is significant because white people sit only with there own color. CHAPTER 17 QUESTIONS
59.) Tom Robinson was accuesd of raping Mayella Ewell. Heck Tate explains what happens from when he arrived. Mayella was crying and very beat up, with bruises all over her body and a black eye on her right eye. Bob Ewell explains how he heard someone screaming from the house and ran in to see what had happened. He saw Mayella on the floor crying and screaming and Tom Robinson Take off. He chased Tom Robinson and then went to get Heck Tate. He agreed with everything that Heck Tate said. 60.) Atticus reveals that Bob Ewell is left-handed. This helps to find that he may be guilty of Tom Robinson’s crime because Mayella was described by both Heck Tate and Bob Ewell to be bruised on the right side of her face and a left-handed person
would be more likely to have done it. 61.) Bob Ewell was seen to be very ignorant. When the judge spoke to him, he wouldn’t listen, and just repeat what he would do . In addition to this he is also an attention seeker.He always tries to make the audience laugh. His language isn’t very good. He uses many slang words. The audience mostly doesn’t appreciate his ignorance and his attempts to try to be funny but laughed sometimes at what he said. CHAPTER 18 QUESTIONS
62.) Mayella was described as being ignorant on the witness stand, answering questions that seemed one sided. Her actions seemed very deceiving, for instance one moment she was crying and the next moments she was furious. She seemed to think that Atticus was mocking her by the way he was talking to her, she felt hatred against him, but she also had feared him. He seemed to intimadate her with his presence. She spoke with very simple vocabulary, and was poorly educated since she had never completed her education. Scout’s point of view of Mayella was that she came across as being fragile but as she sat in the witness chair she had looked more like a stalky girl that seemed to do alot of had work. My opinion of Mayella is that I feel that she should tell the truth and tell the judge who really raped her to bring the accused to justice. I feel this way because I think it is wrong to blame someone else for something that they actually didn’t commit. 63.) Mayella and her father are similar because they both seem to be attention seekers thriving on constant attention. They are different because Mr.Ewell is agressive and is the most domanant, whereas Mayella just wants attention for compagnionship. 64.) Mayella seems to incriminate her father on the witness stand by saying that Tom Robinson had raped her and then left her there on the floor, whereas Mr.Ewell stated that he had saw Tom beating at his daughter and he had ended up chasing him away. This helps Tom Robinson’s case because Atticus has found a flaw in Mr.Ewell and Mayella’s story. This flaw could bring the case to an ending. CHPATER 19 QUESTIONS
65.) Tom Robinson’s testimony helps his case because he explains that he has very good intentions and wouldn’t hurt anyone. This shows the Judge that he is innocent, and shouldn’t be charged with this accusation. Tom Robinson’s testimony doesn’t help his case because it proves that he was at Mayella’s
house and that she tried to touch him. This doesn’t help him when Tom is trying to plead guilty at all. 66.) The most obvious person who shows their courage to break society’s code of ethics in this setting is Atticus. There are many times when this is exemplified by Atticus just defending Tom Robinson and doing his job. Tom is also being courageous by saying that Mayella kissed him and implying that Bob, Mayella and Mr. Tate were not being truthful. He does this even though he is hesitant because he knows that the majority of the town is against him and it could possibly be dangerous for him, his family and even Atticus. Near the end of the chapter, Dill expresses how the way Mr. Gilmer was treating Tom made him sick and it wasn’t fair. Mr. Dolphus Raymond agrees with Dill showing he may not be as cruel as he originally appeared to be. CHAPTER 20 QUESTIONS
67.) Atticuses finishing statement helps his defendent by telling the jury that there was no medical evidence of the crime and it was presented by 2 unreliable witnesses and the the prosicuter was lonely and unhappy so she was probaly looking to get attention. 68.) I think the jury won’t give the defendent justice because almost evryone in the town was racist and will probally do anything to get them killed or in jail and wil belive anyting about black people if it is told by a white person. CHPATER 21 QUESTIONS
69.) When Tom Robinson was accused of raping Mayella I believe Jem,Scout,and a lot of the other black spectators thought he had a good chance on being let go. I think they all felt this way because when both Mayella and Tom gave their testimonies Mayella would change what she said everytime Atticus would ask her what had happened. Also, a lot of time had passed before the jury gave their verdict which gave everyone a lot of hope for Tom, and although Tom was announced guilty, everyone; including Jem and Scout knew Atticus was a good lawyer. 70.) Reverend Sykes and the rest of the black spectators stand for Atticus at the end of the hearing- even though Tom was pronounced guilty, because he was a white man who stood up to defend a black man, even though the rest of the community would have a lot to say about it. I think they also stood up for Atticus because he was a good lawyer and they all knew he gave it his all and there was nothing more he could do because the jury had made their decision even though they were wrong. CHAPTER 22
71.) Atticus has influenced jem because jem is just as passionate as atticus and he wants to do something to help the black society “when he gets grown”Jem was very upset and frustrated with the verdict 72.) Jem said “it ain’t right” many times as he walked through the crowd and all the way home.this shows he is passionate and that he likes things his way.Scout and Dill are a little too young to realize excatly how unfair the verdict was. CHAPTER 23 QUESTIONS
73.) Mr. Ewell started threatiening Atticus (to kill him), spat on him and cursed at him with words that Miss Stephanie thought “wild horses could not bring her to repeat.” Atticus however didn’t “bat an eye and just took out his handkerchief and wipe his face” basically meaning that he took everything Mr. Ewell said with no physical reaction. This reaction reveals that Atticus is a very patient person but also very wise for seeing this coming from Mr. Ewell. 74.) Jem sees connections in social classes between the Ewells, the Cunninghams, people like him and black people(the four types of people Jem believes are in Maycomb County). On the other hand, Scout misses these connections and just sees people as being equal no matter what their backgrounds or family history are. 75.) Circumstantial evidence means that the person is being accused based on evidence that cannot be backed up. In other words, circumstantial evidence means that you can infer that the person did which can be bad or right. It can also be that the person is lame. 76.) I think there is a jury that sits in for the trial — its just completely made up of white, upper class citizens and so is bias towards any case regarding an African-American man raping a white girl. 77.) She actually really doesn’t.Atticus makes her because she beat him up after school, and then he made her bring him home for dinner. So that’s why she, I guess, in some way starts to like him. 78.) Aunt Alexandra means that the Cunninghams are poor and they are not as high on the “social ladder” as the Finch’s. They are not good people. Then if they choose guilty then the defendant will go after them. 79.) Jem sees connections in social classes between the Ewells, the Cunninghams, people like him and black people(the four types of people Jem believes are in Maycomb County). On the other hand,
Scout misses these connections and just sees people as being equal no matter what their backgrounds or family history are. CHAPTER 24 QUESTIONS
80.) Scout feels normal, but yet she knows she needs to act lady-like around the women. She asks the women appropriate questions to be discussed, just like a lady would. She did seem to notice one thing though, she saw Aunt Alexandra thanking Miss Maudie for stopping Mrs. Merriweather’s conversation. “She gave Miss Maudie a look of pure gratitude, and I wondered at the world of women”. In addition to that, the women treat Scout as she if she were to be a lady, but talking to her as if she was a child. They had very good respect for each other. 81.) You can learn the supposed “Do’s” and “Do Not’s” of proper etiquette in Maycomb, and proper topics of conversations for example, Tom Robinson’s death was not a proper conversation topic for the gathering, so Aunt Alexandra and Miss Maudie composed themselves as not to raise suspicion. 82.) Tom knew he was innocent of the crime he was accused of. He saw an opportunity to escape and he decided to take it. It didnt work out so well for him though. 83.) Tom was shot 17 times when he attempted an escape in prison. “It was during their exercise period. He just broke into a blind raving charge at the fence and started climbing over. Right in front of them… CHAPTER 25 QUESTIONS
84.) The meaning of the title ‘to kill a mocking bird’ is revealed when Tom Robinson is shot at the prison. The author used this metaphor to show it is a sin to kill an innocent person. 85.) His death is “typical” because in maycomb many black people were killed. Even when they did not desirve it. In this time it was very typical. 86.) Mr. Underwood feels that “it’s a sin to kill cripples, be they standing, sitting, or escaping”. I think the author chose to include Mr. Underwood’s opinion about Tom’s death since it was something that Scout could understand. This is because “he was writing so children could understand”. 87.) The court of public is sometimes more influential than the court of law since there are more people in the public than in any court of law. Also, the public can believe anything they want and in the law all they can believe is what the law presents to them for each case. 88.) When Mr. Ewell said “it made one down and about two more to go” I think he meant now that Tom is dead there are only two more people
standing in his way. I also think that one of the ‘targets’ is Atticus since Jem told Scout not to worry. Another clue as to Atticus being a ‘target’ happens when Mr. Ewell spat in Atticus’ face. CHAPTER 26 QUESTIONS
89.) An example of Scout growing and maturing was when Jem and Scout passed the Radley house everyday, and Scout stopped being scared of him, even though she still wanted to see him. An example of Jem maturing was when he showed his chest hair, and he said he would try out for the football team. He also takes up the responsibility of keeping Scout on the right track. 90.) It is hypocritical because the same thing is happening with black people. They are treating them unfairly, for example when Tom Robinson got sentenced for not doing a crime. 91.) I think she is trying to say that treat everyone equally or treat pople how you want to be treated. Dont harm anything that is inocent because to them they thought they were doing the right thng. CHAPTER 27 QUESTIONS
92.) Bob Ewell made multiple threats to the people of Maycomb but he made three directed at certain people. One of the threats was put towards Atticus for “getting” Bob Ewell’s job at the WPA after he was fired for being lazy. I also predicted that Bob Ewell was the one who broke into Judge Taylor’s house. The last threat was towards Helen Robinson, as Bob Ewell followed her to work and whispered foul comments behind her back as she walked. Aunt Alexandra points out that Bob Ewell has been holding grudges against everyone that was part of Tom Robinson’s trial. 93.) The Halloween scene with Scout and Jim being attacked was included in the story to show the true nature of Boo. CHAPTER 28 QUESTIONS
94.) One sign that foreshadows trouble ahead is that Jem and Scout go, alone, to the pageant. They also do not have a flashlight when it becomes dark. Another sign is when Jem and Scout hear footsteps behind them when they are walking home. 95.) The significant event in this story happens the night of Scout’s thanksgiving pageant at her school. Atticus and Aunt Alexandra are too tired to take Scout so Jem goes with her. After the pageant, they begin walking home. They start hearing footsteps behind them, brushing it off as if it is Cecil, who had scared them earlier. They soon realize that it isn’t
him. Scout is having trouble walking in her ham costume. The person following them catches up to them. He tries to attack both of the kids and Scout isn’t quite sure what is happening. It is Bob Ewell. She hears Jem struggling, them a snap and his scream. The next thing she knows is that she is being brought back to her house and Jem is being carried, limp. Scout believes that it was Jem who killed Bob Ewell, but it looks as if he had fallen on his own knife. CHAPTER 29 QUESTIONS
96.) The stranger in the corner of Jem’s room is Mr. Arthur or better known as Boo Radley. He is in Jem’s room because he carried Jem from the field. Mr. Arthur does not like to be noticed or socialize so he stood silently in the corner so that he would not be noticed or asked any questions. It also reflects on how Mr. Arthur is watching over the children even if he can not be seen. 97.) There was a gash on the side of the costune from a knife.If it wern’t for the chicken wire in that costume she would have been killed. 98.) .Bob Ewell was the perpetrator for attempted murder of Jem and Scout. I found this evident, considering the fact that Bob said “he’d get Atticus if it took him the rest of his life”(Lee 358)and his way of revenge is to torture Atticus’s defenceless children when he knows that he would never have the courage to take vengance on Atticus in daylight or in person.Furthermore, after Jem is brought home, Mr. Heck Tate found Bob Ewell dead near the school yard which implies that he was around that night. CHAPTER 30 QUESTIONS
99.) Heck Tate insists that Bob Ewell’s death was self-inflicted, claiming that he fell on his knife, and Jem didn’t kill him. Part of Heck Tate’s statement is true, Jem didn’t kill Bob Ewell. On the other hand Boo killed Bob to protect the children from the situation that was getting worse and the outcome could have been worse than Jem breaking his arm. Bob Ewell is a cowardly who goes seeking for revenge after he got what he wanted, and more (Tom Robinson shot to death), he doesn’t have the guts to confront Atticus so he goes for his only weakness, his defenceless children. The fact that boo had the nerve to come out of his house means that Bob really upset Boo to the point where he wanted to stab him in the ribs. Bob Ewell died a pathetic loser CHAPTER 31 QUESTIONS
100.) Scout summarizes earlier events and charecters to show their significance by putting the events in order from the beginning of the book to the end. For example, when she said that Boo Radley put all the items in the tree hat happened closer to the beginning of the book. Also she states a something Atticus said which happened closer to the middle of the story. I believe the conclusion of the story story to be a poor one because the author only introduces Boo Radley as a real charecter in the last chapter and she also does not go on about him in real detail. So I do not really not know why she ended the book this way.