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To Kill A Mockingbird Humor: 8-11

The jokes you comedic under-appreciators missed out in during the last 3 chapters of To Kill A Mockingbird.
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Justin Hardwick

on 7 September 2012

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Transcript of To Kill A Mockingbird Humor: 8-11

"Boring" Jokes That Are Funny That You Just Need Help Appreciating Much of this chapter is comical
You have to read between the lines
Understand Scout's perspective
Quit being too cool to laugh Chapter 8: Caricature "For reasons unfathomable to the most experienced prophets in Maycomb county, autumn turned to winter that year. We had two weeks of the coldest weather since 1885, Atticus said Mr. Avery said it was written on the Rosetta Stone that when children disobeyed their parents, smoked cigarettes and made war on each other, the seasons would change..." Mr. Avery and the Rosetta Stone It is unknown Maycomb's prophets, but not Mr. Avery
Mr. Avery is a dumb old redneck
He told Atticus horribly wrong information
Doesn't even know what the Rosetta Stone is LOLzzzzzzz You didn't get it because...? You didn't know what the Rosetta Stone was either, did you? Ancient Language Tablet
Offered one text in three languages This is the Rosetta Stone The End of the World " 'The world's endin' , Atticus! Please do something-!" I dragged him to the window and pointed.
'No it's not,' he said. 'It's snowing.' " Little Baby Scout Just imagine little 7 year old scout staring out the window, having never seen snow before, and the first thing she assumes is happening is that the world is ending. Morphodite snowman " 'You mean the morphodite?" I asked. 'Shoot we can rake him up in a jiffy
Miss Maudie stared down at me, her lips moving silently. Suddenly she put her hands to her head and whooped. When we left her, she was still chuckling.' " Morphodite? Scout had actually misheard Miss Maudie
Again, little not-so-innocent 6 year old girl Chapter 9 This is another great chapter with a lot of funny situations in it, and everyone to this day can relate to hating your family members. "I suppose I should include my Uncle Jimmy, Aunt Alexandra's husband, but as he never spoke a word to me in my life except once to say, "Get off the fence," once..." "Get off the Fence!" This is funny because it just is! "Get off the fence" rofl!! "Aunt Alexandra was Atticus's sister, but when Jem told me about *changelings* and siblings, I decided that she had been swapped at birth, that my grandparents had perhaps received a *Crawford* instead of a Finch. Had I ever harbored the mystical notions about mountains that seem to obsess lawyers and judges, Aunt Alexandra would have been *analogous* to Mount Everest: throughout my early life, she was cold and there." A 6 year old girl thinks her aunt was probably switched at birth and is akin, not only to Stephanie Crawford, but also to a looming mountain, both in their cold-heartedness and their looming, omnipresent nature. **Read pages 78 and 79, follow notes** AH, what avails the sceptred race!
Ah, what the form divine!
What every virtue, every grace!
Rose Aylmer, all were thine.

Rose Aylmer, whom these wakeful eyes 5
May weep, but never see,
A night of memories and sighs
I consecrate to thee. A really extensive comedic chapter Chapter 10 To a 6 year old, this would seem ancient "Atticus was feeble: He was nearly 50 years old." Chapter 11 Again, this is one of the more serious chapters. "Having developed my talent to where I could throw up a stick and almost catch it coming down..." Remember when you were a kid and you sucked at everything? Chapter 12 "Jem was 12, inconsistent, moody. His appetite was appalling, and he told me so many times to stop pestering him I consulted Atticus: "Reckon he's got a tapeworm?" Again, this chapter has jokes... Scout's naive little 6/7 year old mind was at least able to draw a not entirely off the wall conclusion for Jem's condition.
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