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What are some interesting facts about To Kill a Mockingbird?

12 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

  1. The book was almost called Atticus.
  2. 2. Lee’s full name was Nelle Harper Lee.
  3. She wrote very slowly.
  4. Atticus Finch was inspired by Lee’s father.
  5. Maycomb was based on her hometown.

What scout knows about mayella?

Scout notices that Mayella is lonely when she hears her testimony because she realizes that Mayella lives an isolated existence. She is lonely and has no friends. She is surrounded by brothers and sisters, but has no one her age to talk to and no mother to talk to. As she testifies, Scout realizes how alone she is.

Why does Dolphus Raymond pretend to be a drunk when he’s really not?

Dolphus Raymond pretends to be continually drunk in order to avoid questions about the choices he has made in life. He is in a relationship with a black woman and has several children with her but he knows this would be severely frowned upon by others. He and his family are treated as outcasts.

Why is dill sick?

As was mentioned in the previous post, Dill becomes sick when he sees how Mr. Gilmer is disrespectfully speaking to Tom. In the middle of the cross-examination, Dill begins to cry. Scout does not get a chance to hear the rest of Tom’s testimony because Jem makes her take Dill out of the courtroom.

Why was it a mistake for Tom to say he was sorry for mayella?

The mistake that Tom made was feeling sorry for a white woman, when whites are supposed to be superior to blacks. By feeling sorry for Mayella, Tom put himself above her. He is fully aware that Mayella Ewell was not raped. She was beaten up by her father because she kissed a black man.

What does scout say about mayella?

Scout thinks Mayella Ewell is the loneliest person in the world. She compares her to the “mixed” children because the white people won’t have her. This is because she is so trashy and lives near the blacks. The blacks won’t have her because she is white.

Why is dill so upset why isn’t Scout upset?

The sensitive Dill cries in the courtroom because Mr. Gilmer, the attorney for the prosecution, questions Tom in a such a cruel and devious manner that it clearly indicates his racial bias. When Tom Robinson is on the stand, Atticus asks him questions in the same manner in which he speaks to the Ewells or anyone else.

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