Essay on To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 9-15 Questions

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Chapter 9:
1. a) Atticus says it's a word common people use. It just makes people feel bad and forbids his children from saying it.
He said he wouldn't be able to hold his head up in town. Also, he does it to show his children a good example. Lastly, he stuck to his conscience and stood up against the entire town.
c) It's about courage, in relevance to his taking of the case.
Scout was using vulgarities. Atticus was saying this to Uncle Jack; that she'd grow out of it soon.
He’s explaining to Jack that children will always ask questions to things they don’t understand and should always answer them.
Atticus was talking about Scout; that she may not do what's best all the time but she tries. Atticus doesn't understand the behaviour
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2.The author gives such a description because she’s trying to show how sick Mrs. Dubose is. This makes me feel really grossed out.

3. Atticus tells Scout that "nigger-lover is just one of those terms that don't mean anything – like snot-nose. It's hard to explain – ignorant, trashy people use it when they think somebody's favoring Negroes over and above themselves. It's slipped into usage with some people like ourselves, when they want a common, ugly term to label somebody." I agree with this statement because it just like any other rude term used to describe someone and its only said to make someone feel bad about themselves.

4. He volunteered to defend Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping Mayella Ewell. As one of the few people of Maycomb against racism, he sees it as his duty not only to take it, but to do his best to defend his client. Atticus puts across a strong case to prove that Tom Robinson is not guilty, to which the judge agrees, but the jury, after hours of deliberation, decides to ignore the evidence and charge him as guilty. He tries to instill in his children a sense of dignity and respect for others.

Chapter 12:
1. "Jem was twelve. He was difficult to live with, inconsistent, moody. His appetite was appalling, and he told me so many times to stop pestering him.."
"Overnight, it seemed, Jem had acquired an alien set of values and was trying to impose them on me: several times he went so far as to tell me what to do."
"In addition
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