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To Kill a Mockingbird

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Transcript of To Kill a Mockingbird

How is suspense built when Jem and Scout are walking home?
Why is Scout dissatisfied with her costume?
Even though everyone liked the play, why do you think Mrs. Merriweather was still disappointed in Scout?
How does Scouts opinion about Boo change from the beginning of the story compared to the end?
What event takes place as Jem and Scout are walking home from the Halloween pageant? What injuries does Jem undergo? Does Scout get out of the situation safely?
Why does Tate not just admit it was Arthur (Boo) who killed Mr. Ewell?
How does Scout’s viewpoint change when she walks Mr. Arthur home?
What is the importance of Atticus reading the book The Gray Ghost?
Do you think the conclusion to the story was good or bad? Why? Support your answer with a quote.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Chapters 28-31

Zachary Vinson
Alexa Murtha
Kerry McNease
Kieran Lanier
Sarah Ohlmeier
Chapter 28

Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 28
Chapter 28
Figurative Language

Chapter 29
Chapter 29
figurative Language
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Figurative Language
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Figurative Language
Chapter 31
What were Heck and Atticus arguing about?
Who is the man in the corner, and why is he there?
Why does Tate not just admit it was Arthur (Boo) who killed Mr. Ewell?
What is Tate’s alleged reasoning of the death of Bob Ewell? Is it reasonable theory? Why or why not?
Why does Scout say “it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird”(Lee, 370) when she is talking to Atticus? What is the similarity between killing a mockingbird and killing a person?
1."you wanta take it off, Scout?"... "Naw, I'll just leave it on. I could hide my mortification under it".
2."It is a scary place though, ain't it?"..."Boo dosn't mean anybody any harm, but I'm right glad your along."[...]"Ain't you scared of haints?"
Why does Aunt Alexandra feel responsible for what has happened?
Who tries to kill Jem and Scout?
Who is the man in the corner, and why is he there?
What is the reasoning given by Atticus for the attack? What is Heck Tate’s reasoning? How do they compare? Which reasoning do you feel is more reasonable? Use a quote to support your answer.
Who is the suspect in the crime? How do you know?

Chapter 28 Answers
Chapter 29

Chapter 30 Answers
“I willed myself to stay awake, but the rain was so soft and the room was so warm and his voice was so deep and his knee was so snug that I slept” (Lee, 376).
“Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good luck pennies, and our lives” (Lee, 373).
“...adults in homemade three-corner hats, confederate caps, Spanish-American War hats, and World War helmets” (Lee, 345).
“...qua-ack…” (Lee, 342).
"You sound so far off, like on the other side of the hill". (345, 3)

...taking the one man who’s done you and this town a great service an’ draggin’ him with his shy ways into the limelight…” (Lee, 369-370).
“Well, it'd be sort of like shootin' a mockingbird, wouldn't it?” (Lee, 370).
"Dr. Reynolds voice was breezy as his step". (363. 4)
"...There's a black boy dead for no reason, and the man responsible for it's dead. Let the dead bury the dead this time, Mr. Finch. Let the dead bury the dead" (Lee, 369).
" it's all mine. It's my decision and my responsibility. For once, if you don't see it in my way, there's not much you can do about it" (Lee, 369).
“I never heard tell that it’s against the law for a citizen to do his utmost to prevent a crime from being committed, which is exactly what he did, but maybe you’ll say it’s my duty to tell the town all about it and not hush it up.”
While walking to the pageant, Scout and Jem hear rattling in the bushes. They assumed it was just nothing. This built suspense until Cecil Jacobs jumps out and screams. She scares both Jem and Scout continue into the school where Scout performs.
Jem told Scout she looked like "a ham with legs" in her costume, which caused her to be embarrassed and mad at Jem. The costume saved her life when Bob Ewell attacked her and Jem, so she realized that the costume was of use to her.
Mrs. Merriweather is still disappointed with Scout even though she performed well. She is upset because Scout missed her cue to go on stage and perform. The show was an overall hit, however.
Bob Ewell is found dead after he attacked the children. Atticus is told first from Heck Tate. Before any evidence is given, Atticus assumes that Jem was the murderer. Bob was found with a knife through his chest in the kitchen. Heck Tate is surely covering for someone when he states his opinion is that it was an accident and Bob fell and there was no homicide.
While Jem and Scout are walking home, footsteps are heard near nearly behind them. The kids look back to see nothing, when a person jumps out and starts attacking and trying to kill them. Jem is carried home by Boo nearly conscious and with a broken arm. Scout gets out of the situation with only a slice through her costume. The alleged attacker is Bob Ewell.
"Then all of a sudden somethin' grabbed me an' mashed my costume..." (Lee, 361)
"Cecil Jacobs is a big fat hen"( Lee, 359) .
"Then Jem yelled hello or somethin' loud enough to wake the dead" (Lee, .
"Don't like to contradict you, Mr.Finch--wasn't crazy, mean as hell" (Lee,

1. Aunt Alexandra had the superstition that something bad was going to happen, but she decided not to do anything about it. She thinks that she would have been able to stop Bob Ewell from attacking the children if she had gone to the play with the children and escorted them back home.

2. Bob Ewell is the one who attacked Scout and Jem. He tried to kill them using a knife. Atticus and Tate believe that Bob Ewell tried to kill them because he was a drunk and crazy man, and due to the alcohol in his system, he was unaware of his doings.

3. The stranger in the corner of Jem's room is Boo Radley. He is in Jem's room because he carried Jem from the field after Bob Ewell attacked him Jem and Scout. Boo’s actions reflect on how he is watching over the children although the children don’t always know it.

4. Boo is watching over Jem and Scout because he is a loving and caring person. He feels that he should give them respect. He has some type of gut feeling that this incident is going to occur and feels that he should save them. (answers can vary)

5. Atticus states that Bob Ewell is crazy and that is why he attacked the children. Tate also says that he is crazy, but he also says that he is a drunk. They are both very similar. They are alike because they both involve with neurological problem, and can allow Ewell to do unthought of things. Both statements are reasonable, but Tate’s may be more reasonable because alcohol can make a person do crazy things while under the influence.

1. After Bob Ewell dies, Atticus and Heck argue about how the situation should be handled. Scout said Jem pulled Bob Ewell off of her. This makes Jem a possible suspect of Bob’s death. Atticus is questioning what Boo had to do with this. Heck Tate realizes that Boo Radley was probably the one who stabbed Bob, not Jem. Heck reasons that Boo did an something to protect Jem: “I never heard tell that it’s against the law for a citizen to do his utmost to prevent a crime from being committed, which is exactly what he did, but maybe you’ll say it’s my duty to tell the town all about it and not hush it up.” (Lee, 369) Heck tries to persuade Atticus that saying that Bob fell on his knife would be better than accusing someone of murdering him. Atticus sees the logic of what Heck thinks they should do and finally agrees.

2.Atticus thinks that Jem killed Bob. He thinks this because he has a feeling that Jem wants revenge for attacking them. This affects the rest of the story because Atticus starts on a defense case, and trial, however, charges are not being brought upon Jem.

3. Tate does not admit that it was Boo because he doesn’t want to bring any attention to Boo, and also because Bob was an unliked man, so he felt that it was no use putting Boo through all of the public harm.

4. Tate is trying to cover something up. He supposedly thinks that it was an accident. He was overly drunk, fell, and stabbed himself. He says that there was no murder and it was all just an accident. (answers may vary). This can be a true theory because Bob had a knife in his possession when he was attacking the children and also because he was a crazy drunk. It may also be unreasonable because he had just attacked the children, someone may have wanted revenge, and the positioning of the knife is not normal for an accidental case.

5. Scout says this because she means that it is not right to kill a mockingbird because they cause no harm, and it is not right to kill a human. They are similar because neither one of them are of right doing. In the case of killing a person, it doesn’t matter whether it is self defense or out of free will. The same goes for killing a mockingbird, which makes them similar.

"Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough."
"Jem wasn't scared." (Lee,375)
"You can pet him Mr. Arthur, he's asleep. You couldn't if he was awake, though he wouldn't let you." (Lee, 372)
"Boo's hand hovered over Jem's head. 'Go on, sir, he's asleep.' His hand came down lightly on Jem's hair."
Chapter 31 Answers
1. Tate doesn't want to give Boo a lot of publicity because everyone already dislikes him due to the stories they heard about him when he was a child.
2. When Scout stands on the Radley's porch she finally sees the world from Boo's point of view. Earlier in the book she was afraid of the Radley's house and now realizes it's not that bad and that she has matured.
3. The book Atticus is reading to Scout The Gray Ghost is related to the town and Boo Radley because the Stoner's boy in the book is running from the town but when they catch him they find out he isn't as bad as they thought he was.
4. Answers may vary.
"Well, it'd be sort of like shootin' a mockingbird, wouldn't it?'"
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