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This scene is meant to reveal more about Atticus to Scout. When he kills the mad dog--and does so expertly, with one shot--it shows Scout that there is more to him than a lawyer and a father. He knows how to shoot and he's good at it. “Take him, Mr. Finch.” Mr. Tate handed the rifle to Atticus; Jem and I nearly fainted. This illustrates my point well;...


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Definitely read To Kill a Mockingbird first. Although Go Set a Watchman reads more as a first draft of To Kill a Mockingbird, without reading Mockingbird, much of the bigotry Atticus displays in Watchman will not be unusual. In Mockingbird, Atticus is portrayed as a hero defending the underprivileged blacks, and in Watchman, that illusion of him is ...


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In the book In To Kill a Mockingbird, Boo Radley (The one who killed Bob Ewell) and Tom Robinson are seen as "mockingbirds". Atticus said previously in the book that it is "wrong to kill a mockingbird as they do nothing for us other than sing their hearts out". Heck Tate realizes that Jem didn't kill Bob Ewell but it was in fact Boo Radley. Heck already ...


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If one would believe Joe Nocera, former op-ed columnist for The New York Times: No. In an article titled The Harper Lee ‘Go Set a Watchman’ Fraud (July 24, 2015 - the book was published on July 14, 2015), Nocera claims that this is a money grab from Lee's current protector, Tonja Carter. Harper Lee: The Sadness of a Sequel (February 3, 2015) in The ...


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It foreshadows the death of Ewell in a way: When the dog, who has been around for a long time, becomes a real threat to the children, the shooting skills of Atticus, which haven't been seen for many years, reveals itself to deal with the threat. When Bob Ewell, who also has been around for a long time, becomes a real threat to the children, Boo Radley, who ...


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This analysis website claims that: In Latin, Atticus is an adjective meaning “belonging to Attica”, the region in which Athens is located, or more simply, “Athenian”. As a name, it had connotations of literary sophistication and culture. ... Atticus was a suave and charming wheeler-dealer who deliberately eschewed political office. He preferred ...


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"Another'n at the the house that's field size" means "another child/sibling [another one] at the house who is now old enough/big enough to go into the field and help." Earlier in the text, Atticus explains that Walter Cunningham is so poor that he can only pay Atticus in barter: nuts, firewood, turnip greens. Other professionals in the area accept the same ...


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It's not revealed anywhere in any canon sources as to what Mr. Radley's primary occupation was. It's also not addressed anywhere in the novel as to what is in the paper bag, other than the quote you refer in your question, so it probably is groceries. Everyone needs to eat, right? If you're wondering how Mr. Radley has the funds to keep buying groceries ...


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Aside from the debate over whether Atticus had a progressive view on race that Hamlet raised, the answer is no because they are two different Atticus Finches. In this answer, it is pointed out that Lee focused more on social tension in To Kill A Mockingbird than in Go Set A Watchman and therefore it is clear that the purpose of the novels is different. Also, ...


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Lee does this to paint the whole Finch family as unconventional, reflecting upon the abnormal characters of Atticus, Jem, and Scout. In southern Alabama during the 1930's, society isn't very progressive, shown by the townspeople's negative attitudes towards African Americans. Similarly, in this setting, society expects children to address their parents with ...


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Scout is her nickname, it is less symbolic than descriptive First of all, I could not find any actual words from the author/book. There is no "official" word of why, so I sought out the definition of a scout. According to a quick search for the google definition of "scout" a soldier or other person sent out ahead of a main force so as to gather ...


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There are a few 'blatant' differences that are obvious when reading both the books. Most of these aren't that difficult to spot once you read both the books. The blatant differences: Firstly, Atticus has changed. In "Mockingbird," Atticus Finch, Scout and Jem's father, is an honorable lawyer and perhaps better father who somberly defends African-American ...


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According to The Free Dictionary, the word "entail" means: To abridge, settle, or limit succession to real property. An estate whose succession is limited to certain people rather than being passed to all heirs. In real property, a fee tail is the conveyance of land subject to certain limitations or restrictions, namely, that it may only descend to ...


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In elementary school, children are given projects to do: color this picture, fill out this worksheet, draw a poster of a flower and label all the parts. These projects are part of teaching the curriculum. The projects can be grouped together into a unit, which focuses on a specific idea or subject: Subject vs. Object, the Biology of a Flower, Long Division, ...


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Its clear to see in To Killing A Mockingbird that Atticus cares for his children. Aunt Alexandra comes to visit the children because she feels they need some "feminine influence" after all they have no mother. Aunt Alexandra is shocked by Jem's description of Cousin Joshua and asks Atticus to speak to his children about their "gentle breeding" and ...


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"Let the dead bury the dead." No doubt Harper Lee heard that verse all her life. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus says it to shame a new disciple who wants to bury his father. In those days, however, "burying" included a year after the original interment for the bones to become bare, upon which they would go into a tomb. So the disciple is trying to postpone ...


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innocent in this context means "without having encountered." adjustments are "the corrections which teachers made" or "the lessons which the teachers thought were very important," even though clearly Atticus has achieved Good Citizenship without ever learning the specific curriculum or ideas which those teachers seemed to feel were critical. Together, the ...


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