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To Kill a Mockingbird

This category is for questions about the literature classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. It was written by Harper Lee, and originally published in 1960. The film adaptation was made in 1962.

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Who is miss gates?

Miss Gates is Scout's third grade teacher. She is a hypocritical and prejudiced woman. Miss Gates shows lots of sympathy for the Jews in Germany during the class discussion on current events. But Scout overhears her talking about how the black community in Maycomb should be oppressed and feel inferior to whites. Miss Gates has two conflicting ideas on the treatment of people. ...
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When do Dill and Scout get engaged in To Kill a Mockingbird?

The book ends with Scout thinking about how Jem might have killed Bob Ewell and what her father had said about walking in other people's shoes, so we will never really know what happened to both Dill and Scout. Although the point of the story line was to not judge a person entirely before you know them. ...
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What is Atticus's nickname in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Atticus's nickname is Ole' One Shot. He gained the name for being the best shot in all of Maycomb County. Atticus hides his nickname and reputation from his children before the events of the book. ...
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Where does dill live?

Meridian, Mississippi. His mom lives there and works in photography. Dill also claim his father runs the railroads in Meridian and that he can go as far as New Orleans if he pleased. ...
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Did Abraham Lincoln write To Kill a Mockingbird?

No, To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee, not Abraham Lincoln.
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Is there alliteration in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Do you mean allusion? Allitertion is just a repeated sound in the beginning of words. There probably is an allitertion somewhere in To Kill a Mockingbird. If you meant allusion there is an allusion to the Bible. When Uncle Jack says to Atticus, "Why not let this cup pass, eh?" this is referring to the trial and why Atticus is defending Tom Robinson. This is an allusion to when Jesus drinks a cup of something at the last supper (not really...
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Who mends Jem's pants in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Boo Radley. He knew Jem would return to the fence to get his breeches. To look out for him, Boo sewed them right back up, so Jem would not get in trouble from Atticus. ...
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In To Kill a Mockingbird what are the advantages and disadvantages of telling the story from Scout's point of view?

The advantages are that while being so young scout understands more and the fact that really she in the middle of it all she talks to eveyone, scout probably has the best understand since she has bits of everything. ...
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How old is Scout in 'To Kill a Mockingbird'?

Scout was 6 years old at the beginning of To Kill a Mockingbird.
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How does To Kill a Mockingbird affect you?

This book can affect your life because it changes your views on racism and how you treat other people of a different race. ...
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What does killing a mockingbird stand for?

In 'To kill a Mockingbird' killing a mockingbird represents killing a black man. They are both just a part of society that do nothing to harm us. Just like a mocking bird some black people do nothing wrong but are accused of bad deeds just because they are black. It can also include innocent people like Boo Radley, who is mocked by the town because his highly religious father basically made him a prisoner in his own home. ----Racism basically----<3 Cameron ...
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In To Kill a Mockingbird why doesn't Aunt Alexandra want Scout playing with Walter?

Aunt Alexandra does not want Scout to play with Walter because she says that Walter is a dirty boy (because of his family's lack of money) and the family is too high class for those kind of people. Alexandra doesnt was scout playing with walter because she thinks that he is trash because his family does not have a lot of money! ...
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What was Dill like in To Kill a Mockingbird?

jem and scouts best friend, curious about boo, brave, ran away from his house because he felt unwanted and unloved, hope it helps ...
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What insight is gained into Nathan Radley's character in To Kill a Mockingbird?

when he put cement into the tree he was severing off boo radleys feeble attempts at communication with the outside world (finch children). ...
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What eats mockingbirds?

some predators include snakes, owls and hawks. Any bird of prey such as an owl or hawk would eat a mockingbird. Falcons also would, especially a Merlin or kestrel. And I have even seen a Loggerhead Shrike eat a mockingbird. House cats, dogs, raccoons, and snakes would also gladly eat mockingbirds. ...
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What kind of a person is Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Atticus Finch was a loving and caring person. He respected every man and believed that everyone deserves to be treated equally and fairly. Atticus tried his best to ensure innocent people were not punished for what they did not do. ...
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To Kill a Mockingbird heck tate called a doctor?

Heck Tate is the sheriff of Maycomb County, and he is friends with Atticus Finch. During Tom Robinson's trial for the rape of Mayella, Atticus notes that after the alleged assault, "folks were doing a lot of running round that night. Did anybody think to call for a doctor?" He asks Heck Tate and Mayella's father this question. ...
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What is the jury's verdict in the Tom Robinson case in To Kill a Mockingbird?

The jury finds Tom Robinson guilty of raping Mayella Ewell. Tom Robinson was innocent, but because Robert "Bob" Ewell knew that no one (the white populace) would believe Robinson, (and that Ewell made up a "convincing" testimony about Tom Robinson raping Mayella), the jury found Robinson guilty of all charges despite the fact that it was obvious he was innocent. The verdict was that he was guilty, and was sentenced to death. ...
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Who is Mrs. Crenshaw in To Kill a Mockingbird?

The woman who builds the chicken wire suits for all the children.
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A better name for To Kill a Mockingbird?

Any title depicting Innocence that is destroyed. Maybe "The Death of Innocence" or "Understanding" ...
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How was Boo a mockingbird in To Kill a Mockingbird?

"Mockingbirds" in this story are those people characterized by their innocence which is taken away by exposure to some (unnecessary) evil. Boo Radley most definitely fits this description. Arthur "Boo" Radley is an enigma, purportedly once a bright young boy who, as the result of some past event, had been sequestered away and emotionally damaged by his domaneering father for most of his life. He grew to be a misunderstood recluse - though he never lost his kindness. Indeed, it was his humanity...
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What are the character traits of Jem Atticus Calpurnia and Dill from To Kill a Mockingbird?

Jem: Scouts older brother who is tranquil, knows how to restrain anger, & emulates his faters reserved behaviors. Atticus:Lawyer, member of state legislature, widower raising his son & daughter; inssts on honesty & courtesy; prefers to read; modest about his accomplsments. Calpurnia: African American housekeeper for the Finches; responsible for raising the children; knows how to read. Dill: Friend of Jem & Scout; visits each summer; has no father; feels unloved; taent for telling stories. ...