To Kill a Mockingbird chapters 20-21 review

He mostly drinks Coca Cola out of his paper sack, but lets people think that it is whiskey What does Mr. Raymond tell the children about himself?
Mr. Raymond tries to give people a reason. The townspeople believe he lives the way he does because he’s alway drunk, and can’t help himself. Why does Mr. Raymond encourage people to think that he is an alcoholic?
Mr. Raymond is rumored to be a drunk with an black common law wife and mixed race children. Why does Scout refer to Mr. Raymond as a “sinful man?”
Maycomb disapproves of interracial relationships. What does her remark suggest about the values of her community?
If a white person accused a black man of rape, the black man would be convicted because of his race. Bob Ewell knew that Tom’s race would guarantee Tom’s guilty verdict. Why does Atticus “says cheatin’ a colored man is ten times worse than cheatin’ a white man?”
In both cases, one person has an unfair advantage How does what Atticus says about cheatin’ a colored man connect to his decision to stop shooting a gun?
It was Atticus’ way of stepping down from his position of authority and reducing himself to a common man, like the jury of country folk dressed in their work clothes. Why do you think Atticus unbuttons his vest, loosens his tie, and takes off his coat before he addresses the jury directly?
Dictionary definition: the case is very clear and Tom Robinson is innocent What is the denotative meaning when Atticus’s tells the jury that, “this case is as simple as black and white.”
She was a white woman who had romantic feelings toward a black man What did Mayella do wrong when she, “…merely broken a rigid and time-honored code of our society?”
According to Atticus, the only institution where all men are created equal is the U.S. court system. In your own words, summarize Atticus’ belief about equality.
Jem, Scout and Dill have gone missing since noon Why does Calpurnia come to the courthouse?
“children listenin’ to all that! …Ain’t fittin’ for children to hear…” Why is Calpurnia upset with Jem for taking Scout with him to the trial?
“Well, you’ve heard it all, so you might as well hear the rest.” What is Atticus’ reasoning for allowing the children to hear the verdict?
Innocent: “We’ve won, haven’t we?” What does Jem think the verdict will be?
“Don’t see how any jury could convict on what we heard—” Why does Jem think Tom will be found innocent?
“…I ain’t ever seen any jury decide in favor of acolored man over a white man…” Why does Reverend Sykes disagree?
“Mister Jem…the very idea, she’s your little sister! …You oughta be perfectly ashamed of yourself—ain’t you got any sense at all?” Why does Cal reprimand Jem?
“I was exhilarated. So many things had happened so fast…now here was Calpurnia giving her precious Jem down the country—what new marvels would the evening bring? How does Scout react to Cal reprimanding Jem?
They do not want to make eye contact with someone they have found guilty. Explain why a jury would “never look at a defendant it has convicted?”
Guilty What is the verdict?
Despite the evidence, the jury chose to believe a white people’s story over the evidence. Why did the jury vote this way?
Out of respect for her father Why does Reverend Sykes tell Scout to stand up when her father passes?
They respect and appreciate that Atticus went against the status quo and truly defended Tom Robinson. What does this gesture suggest about the feelings of the African-American community towards Atticus Finch?

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