- 1 Why does Aunt Alexandra get mad at Atticus?
- 2 What does Aunt Alexandra strongly disagree with Atticus about?
- 3 Why does Aunt Alexandra criticize Atticus in Chapter 16?
- 4 Why does Aunt Alexandra get angry with Scout?
- 5 What is Aunt Alexandra obsessed with?
- 6 How does Scout help Aunt Alexandra?
- 7 Why was Mr Underwood covering Atticus at the jail?
- 8 Did Atticus Finch win the case?
- 9 What bad news does Atticus bring home?
- 10 What is Chapter 16 of To Kill a Mockingbird about?
- 11 What is the main event in Chapter 16 of To Kill a Mockingbird?
- 12 Why does Aunt Alexandra scold Atticus for saying in front of Calpurnia?
- 13 What is the conflict between Aunt Alexandra and Scout?
- 14 What does Aunt Alexandra learn that makes her very angry?
- 15 What did Uncle Jack do to Scout to make her say she hated him?
Why does Aunt Alexandra get mad at Atticus?
Why does Aunt Alexandra get angry with Atticus? She gets angry with him because he allows Scout to act however she wants and wear whatever she wants without any judgement. She stresses out Atticus more than he needs it. Finally Scout and Jem have started fighting a lot more ever since Alexandra moved in.
What does Aunt Alexandra strongly disagree with Atticus about?
Atticus and Aunt Alexandra disagree over two major points throughout the book, but especially in chapter 16. These points are parenting children and race. First, in parenting, Atticus allows his children to be children, but they are required to comply with a no-nonsense approach to respect.
Why does Aunt Alexandra criticize Atticus in Chapter 16?
Why does Aunt Alexandra criticize Atticus? Aunt Alexandra criticizes Atticus for talking about Mr. Underwood’s racist feelings in front of Calpurnia.
Why does Aunt Alexandra get angry with Scout?
Scout is angry with her aunt for constantly nagging her about the need to wear dresses and for not allowing her to eat Christmas dinner with the grown-ups; instead she has to sit at the “little table” with Cousin Francis. It is Francis who instigates Scout’s trouble with Alexandra, blaming Scout for picking on her.
What is Aunt Alexandra obsessed with?
Alexandra Finch is Atticus and Uncle Jack’s sister, Jem and Scout’s aunt, Francis’s grandmother. Unlike her brothers, she has not moved away and made a new life for herself and perhaps consequently, as Scout discovers, she holds onto traditional views and is obsessed with family heredity.
How does Scout help Aunt Alexandra?
Aunt Alexandra is determined for Scout to act like a “lady,” by wearing dresses and playing with “girl” toys. Scout has a tomboy personality and is determined to rebel against Alexandra’s expectations. Yet, in chapter 24 Scout does attempt to please Alexandra by attending her missionary circle.
Why was Mr Underwood covering Atticus at the jail?
Underwood is covering Atticus because he knows that it is the morally correct and lawful thing to do.
Did Atticus Finch win the case?
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch does not win the court case. Tom Robinson, an African-American man, is found guilty of raping a white woman,
What bad news does Atticus bring home?
He greeted the women but then excused himself to the kitchen, asking Alexandra and Miss Maudie to join him. His “face was white.” Atticus had received some bad news: Tom Robinson was dead, shot by prison guards as he was trying to escape over the fence.
What is Chapter 16 of To Kill a Mockingbird about?
Summary: Chapter 16 Dolphus Raymond, a wealthy eccentric who owns land on a river bank, lives near the county line, is involved with a Black woman, and has mulatto children. Only Miss Maudie refuses to go, saying that watching someone on trial for his life is like attending a Roman carnival.
What is the main event in Chapter 16 of To Kill a Mockingbird?
The night after their run-in at the town jail, Scout ends up sleeping in Jem’s room after she starts crying in her own. At breakfast the next morning, no one except Jem has much appetite. Atticus says he’s glad the kids came along, though Aunt Alexandra sniffs that Mr.
Why does Aunt Alexandra scold Atticus for saying in front of Calpurnia?
But Atticus expresses his doubt that Mr. Underwood would have really taken action against the mob since Mr. Underwood “despises Negroes, won’t have one near him.” It’s this comment that Aunt Alexandra expresses disapproval of Atticus having said in front of Calpurnia while she was serving breakfast.
What is the conflict between Aunt Alexandra and Scout?
This development is a conflict particularly for Scout, as Aunt Alexandra is determined to make her niece act like a “young lady.” Aunt Alexandra disapproves of Scout’s rough-and-tumble, tomboy existence, and she aims to force Scout to conform to standard feminine expectations of women.
What does Aunt Alexandra learn that makes her very angry?
Aunt Alexandra has apparently gotten angry with Atticus for his failure to raise Jem and Scout with what she deems an appropriate reverence for their family past. So in short, she wants to change the children’s behavior (especially Scout’s) to something she deems more acceptable for a respectable young man and woman.
What did Uncle Jack do to Scout to make her say she hated him?
Scout gets mad and attacks Francis and instead of asking Scout her side of the matter, Uncle Jack simply punishes her. He says her actions were “obstreperous, disorderly, and abusive ” (Ch. 9). This prompts Scout to explain to him why she said he is not good with children.