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What lesson does Scout learn Chapter 23?

What lesson does Scout learn Chapter 23?

Scout remembers that Atticus is a good shooter, but Jem points out that Atticus does not believe in carrying guns. Brainstorming ways they could convince Atticus he needs to protect himself, Dill suggests they could argue they would starve if Bob killed Atticus.

What are some quotes from Chapter 23 in To Kill a Mockingbird?

“’As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it—whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash. ‘”

What do Jem and Scout talk about at the end of Chapter 23?

Jem and Scout discuss what it all means: fine folks, gentle breeding, and what the difference and fuss is. Jem thinks that the difference between social classes in Maycomb comes down to who can read and write. Scout disagrees and says no one is any different than anyone else as far as that is concerned.

Why are Jem and Scout scared in Chapter 23?

Some of the reason that Scout and Jem are so afraid is because, to a degree, they still believe that courage and revenge happen physically. Spitting in Atticus’s face is, in their understanding, not enough to make Mr. Ewell okay with what happened.

Why did the Cunninghams want Tom acquitted?

I feel Lee chose Cunningham to be the “not guilty” verdict because he can more easily relate to the injustice of Tom Robinson’s situation. He knows what it is like to be looked down on and he knows what the people of Macomb are like. Cunningham is probably the most upright citizen in Macomb next to Atticus.

How does Scout feel toward Aunt Alexandra at the end of Chapter 24?

Scout also feels suffocated by her aunt’s attentions. Yet in this chapter it becomes clear that Alexandra really does care about her brother. She is not as bigoted as we once thought. Apparently Alexandra has the capacity for change, and for empathy.

Who said as you grow older you’ll see white?

This quote comes from Atticus Finch in chapter 23 when he discusses the outcome of the Tom Robinson trial with his children. Jem expresses his deep misgivings regarding racist juries and cannot fathom how rational jurors would ever convict Tom Robinson without evidence.

How can we see Jem growing up in Chapter 23?

In chapter 23 in To Kill a Mockingbird, we see many signs that Jem is maturing. When Aunt Alexandra tells Scout that Walter Cunningham is not welcome there and she can’t play with him anymore because he is trash, Scout breaks down in tears.

Who is the bravest person Atticus knows?

Atticus thought of Mrs. Dubose as the bravest person because although she was in pain and dying, Mrs. Dubose was determined to break her habit. She faced death with strength and determination.

Why is it ironic that a Cunningham was voting not guilty?

Why does Miss Maudie get so angry at Mrs Merriweather?

Miss Maudie becomes angry when Mrs. Merriweather criticizes Atticus’s defense of Tom Robinson. “I tell you there are some good but misguided people in this town.