1. Why does Atticus feel he should defend Tom Robinson? Is it unusual for (white) lawyers to do their best for black clients in Alabama during this time period?
2. Scout and Jem have "mixed feelings" about Christmas. What are these feelings and why do they feel this way?
3. Uncle Jack Finch tells Scout that she is growing out of her pants. What does he mean and why might he say it?
4. Describe Aunt Alexandra and explain her negative feelings about Scout. How does Aunt Alexandra perpetuate (promote and continue) stereotypes?