Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Chapters 1-3

1. Who can people trust in Maycomb, Alabama? Identify your first impressions of Dill, Calpurnia, Jem, the narrator (Scout), Atticus and the Radleys.

2. What are some essential family values and family history that have shaped the people in this community?

3. What behaviours are acceptable in the Maycomb community? What behaviours are not acceptable in the community?

4. Which characters inform Scout about proper behaviour? How do these characters tell her to act?

5. What is Walter Cunningham like? What does his behaviour during lunch suggest about his home life?

6. Describe Miss Caroline's interaction with Burris Ewell. What does this suggest about Miss Caroline? What does this suggest about the Ewells?

7. What do you think of the way Atticus treats Walter?

8. Does Scout learn anything from Walter's visit? What do you think this is?

9. Atticus says that you never really understand a person "until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." What does this mean? What does this lesson suggest about Atticus?


KCSS said...

Question 1.

Dill - He is a curious guy who is happy. He is seven years old and he stays with his aunt and he does not have a father. He seems very smart.

Calpurnia - She is strict, and she seems unfair to Scout. She seems to like Jem better than Scout the narrator. She is the Finch family's maid. She is Afro-American.

Jem - His real name is Jeremy. He is Scout's older brother. He has something wrong with his arm. He looks after Scout. He is careful and likes to analyze situations. He likes to play football.

Scout - Scout is the narrator. She is a girl, but she is a tom-boy. She is a follower. She follows her older brother and looks up to him. Her real name is Jean Louise.

Atticus - He is the children's father. He is a lawyer. He is a widower. He seems like a hard-worker and he seems wise.

Ryan said...

Question 6,

Miss.Caroline interacts with B. Erwell when she walks by him and a cootie crawled out of his hair . This suggests that Miss. Caroline is a person of cleanliness and that the Erwlll family are not a very clean family!!

KCSS Student
Julie Morris

KCSS said...

Question 6

Miss Caroline is shocked and appauled by Burris Ewell's behaviour and starts to cry.
This suggests that she is confused and naive about the community in Maycomd. She does not know abou the stereotypes of the families and what how people act and what they expect in the town.

The Ewells are uneducated, ill mannered, filthy, and very destructive.

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