- 1 Why do Atticus and Aunt Alexandra argue over Calpurnia?
- 2 What reasons do Atticus and Aunt Alexandra give for not attending the Halloween pageant?
- 3 What do Atticus and Aunt Alexandra agree on?
- 4 What do Atticus and Aunt Alexandra argue about in Chapter 16?
- 5 What did Atticus say in front of Calpurnia that made Alexandra mad?
- 6 Who does Atticus believe killed Mr Ewell?
- 7 How does Atticus define real courage?
- 8 Why did Miss Maudie give Jem a slice from the big cake?
- 9 What is being foreshadowed at the end of Chapter 9?
- 10 What is Aunt Alexandra obsessed with?
- 11 What kind of person is Aunt Alexandra?
- 12 How does Scout help Aunt Alexandra?
- 13 What is Chapter 16 of To Kill a Mockingbird about?
- 14 Why was Mr Underwood covering Atticus at the jail?
- 15 Why is Atticus’s table bare?
Why do Atticus and Aunt Alexandra argue over Calpurnia?
Atticus and Aunt Alexandra learn Calpurnia took children to her church. Aunt Alexandra and Atticus argue over the way Atticus has raised the children, particularly Scout; saying she needs to learn lady-like ways. Scout and Jem fight over causing trouble for Atticus.
What reasons do Atticus and Aunt Alexandra give for not attending the Halloween pageant?
Atticus and Aunt Alexandra don’t go to the pageant because they’re tired, so Jem agrees to take Scout and bring her home. On the way to the pageant, Cecil Jacobs frightens Jem and Scout.
What do Atticus and Aunt Alexandra agree on?
Alexandra tells Jem and Scout that she and her brother had “agreed” for her to come, and that Scout needed “some feminine influence.” Alexandra also seems to be perfectly happy to be away from her husband, Jimmy, who she left alone at Finch’s Landing.
What do Atticus and Aunt Alexandra argue about in Chapter 16?
Atticus and Alexandra disagree about how to deal with children. Alexandra wants to fire Calpurnia and not let Scout run around, but Atticus said that Calpurnia helped raise Jem and Scout and he couldn’t have done it without her, and puts his foot down.
What did Atticus say in front of Calpurnia that made Alexandra mad?
In fact, Aunt Alexandra thinks that Atticus should terminate Calpurnia’s employment with the family. Significantly, Atticus defends Calpurnia, saying, “‘I don’t think the children have suffered one bit from her having brought them up.
Who does Atticus believe killed Mr Ewell?
Atticus does believe that Jem killed Bob Ewell. He tells Sheriff Tate that Scout said that Jem got up and yanked Ewell off her, and “he [Jem] probably took Ewell’s knife somehow in the dark….” When the sheriff cuts Atticus off and says, “Jem never stabbed Bob Ewell,” Atticus thanks him but adds, “Heck…
How does Atticus define real courage?
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” Atticus says this to Jem after the death of Mrs.
Why did Miss Maudie give 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.
What is being foreshadowed at the end of Chapter 9?
At the end of Chapter 9 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus purposely speaks about his role in the approaching controversial trial so that Scout, who is eavesdropping, will hear him. He knows she and Jem will be subjected to pejorative comments about their father, as well as derogatory remarks directed purposely at them.
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.
What kind of person is Aunt Alexandra?
2. What kind of person is Aunt Alexandra? Aunt Alexandra is a poised, well-mannered, Southern woman. 3.
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.
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.
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.
Why is Atticus’s table bare?
His table is bare, because he is so smart that he knows the facts and doesnt need help to tell the truth. 17.1 Scout says that Atticus has an “infinite capacity for calming turbulent seas”.