To Kill A Mockingbird Chapter 1-15

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To Kill A Mockingbird: Part 1 Chapter 1 1 a) Pride in Ancestry and “tradition” - "Being Southerners, it was a source of shame to some members of the family that we had no recorded record ancestors on either side of the Battle of Hastings. All we had was Simon Finch, a fur trading apothecary from Cornwall whose piety was exceeded only by his stinginess." Page:3 1 b) Pride in conformity and distrust of those who are different - “A Negro would not pass the Radley Place at night, he would cut across to the sidewalk opposite and whistle as he walked.” Page:9 1 c) Awareness of difference in social classes - “If the judge released Arthur, Mr. Radley would see to it that Arthur gave no further trouble. Knowing that Mr. Radley’s word…show more content…
Jem and Dill are doing this to find something to do, it is Dill’s last night in Maycomb before he goes back home. Plus they said nobody can see them at night and Atticus would be reading his book. And since it is Jem’s last night, if Boo Radley killed them they would miss school not vacation. 2. Jem says, "Scout, I'm telling' you for the last time, shut your trap or go home--I declare to the Lord you're getting' more like a girl every day!" Since Scout thinks being a girl sucks and always wants to keep up with her older brother. Jem saying this to her was like a slap across the face, she had no choice but to go along. 3. This tells us that Jem really wants his father to not see him as a child anymore but as an adult. If Atticus knows Jem defied him and was bugging the Radley boy again, that would upset him and Jem wants his fathers respect. I think Jem doesn’t want to disappoint his father, he wants to prove he is becoming a man. Chapter 7 1. When Jem goes back to get his pants at the Radley house he finds them poorly sewed (as if to been fixed by a man) and folded and hung on the fence as if they were waiting for him. This frightened Jem because it signals that someone (probably Boo Radley) knew that Jem had come into their yard and knew he would come back. This meant that his secret was not just his own, someone else knew what he had
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