tkam ch 14

How is the trial affecting the children’s weekly visits to town? What are people saying? When Jem and Scout go into town, people whisper about them and make remarks behindtheir backs, such as, “There’s his chillun” or “Yonder’s some Finches.”
How does Atticus explain rape to Scout? He gives her a legal definition, which she does not understand: “rape is carnalknowledge of a female by force and without consent.”
As Scout eavesdrops on Atticus and Aunt Alexandra, she says, “I felt the starchedwalls of a pink cotton penitentiary closing in on me….” What does Scout mean by thiscomment? What literary term is demonstrated here? Scout feels like a prisoner. She uses the metaphor of a “pink cotton penitentiary” to describe what she views as an impending loss of freedom at the hands of her aunt.
What does Alexandra want Atticus to do to Calpurnia? What is his response? She wants Atticus to fire Calpurnia. Atticus firmly tells her that he has no intention of firing Calpurnia: “Alexandra, Calpurnia’s not leaving this house until she wants to.
What does Jem tell Scout she should do when dealing with Aunt Alexandra? How doesScout react to his suggestion? Jem tells Scout not to antagonize Aunt Alexandra. When Jem threatens to spank her if she does not heed his advice, she punches him, and they end up brawling until Atticus comes in and breaks them up.
Scout thinks there may be a snake under her bed but it turns out to be something elseentirely. What do she and Jem find under her bed? They find Dill under her bed.
What does Jem do that shocks Dill and Scout? How does he explain his action, and how does it further establish his increasing maturity? He tells Atticus that Dill ran away. Jem explains that he had to tell Atticus. This decision further establishes that Jem is maturing.
Why has Dill run away from home? What reasons does he give? He says that his parents do not pay very much attention to him. they do not spend any time with him, and it is obvious that he feels lonely and unwanted.
As the chapter ends, what is Scout thinking about? What question does she ask Dill, and how does he respond? She finds herself thinking of the Radley house and Boo’s imprisonment in it. She asks Dill, “Why do you reckon Boo Radley’s never run off?” Dill’s answer is that maybe Boo “doesn’t have anywhere to run off to….”

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