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What kind of poetry is The Giving Tree?

What kind of poetry is The Giving Tree?

narrative poem

What is the giving tree story?

The book follows the lives of an apple tree and a boy, who develop a relationship with one another. The tree is very “giving” and the boy evolves into a “taking” teenager, a middle-aged man, and finally an elderly man. Despite the fact that the boy ages in the story, the tree addresses the boy as “Boy” his entire life.

Why is TKAM banned?

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most frequently challenged books in the US due to its themes of rape and use of profanity and racial slurs. Unlike the previous case, the book was banned due to the accumulation of complaints over the years.

Is To Kill a Mockingbird banned in Canada?

In 2002, a Nova Scotia school board tried to ban the book after teachers and parents objected to it. And, in 2009, To Kill a Mockingbird was cut from a Brampton high school’s Grade 10 English course after a parent complained about the language in the book.

Is To Kill a Mockingbird a true story?

The plot and characters are loosely based on Lee’s observations of her family, her neighbors and an event that occurred near her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, in 1936, when she was ten. Despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racial inequality, the novel is renowned for its warmth and humor.

Who dies in To Kill a Mockingbird?

The main characters who die are Tom Robinson, Mrs. Dubose, and Bob Ewell. Tom’s death is the symbolic killing of a mockingbird.

What really happened to Mayella Ewell?

Mr. Tate’s testimony, Mayella Ewell’s confused recollections, and Atticus’ closing arguments reveal what really happened to Mayella. She was never raped by Tom Robinson. Rather, she tried to seduce him and was beaten by her father as a punishment.

Who actually beat Mayella Ewell?

Tom Robinson

Who actually harmed Mayella Ewell?

Tom Robinson beat and raped Mayella Ewell. Mayella told him it was Tom Robinson. rude; made a face clean; trying to start trouble Tom Robinson Tom was afraid of being caught when Mr. Ewell showed up.

Does Mayella Ewell confess?

Mayella never admits that her father was responsible for the assault on her that landed Tom Robinson in court. Atticus asks her directly if “Bob Ewell beat you up,” but she swears to the jury under oath that he did not, and that Tom was responsible (251).

What does mayella confess?

In chapter 18 during the direct examination for Mayella Ewell, Mayella says that when she was rapped her father came in and asked who did it. However, in Bob’s confession he said that he saw Tom Robinson do it. Atticus then thoroughly questions Mayella and gets her to confess that her home life is completely terrible.

Did mayella confess the truth?

She does not tell the truth at the trial for fear that her father will beat her again. Mayella and her father live a life of lies at the time of the trial. Their lives are filled with deceit. Mayella cannot answer any questions directly.

What does mayella say happened to her?

Mayella claims that she had asked Tom to “bust up” the old chiffarobe for her in exchange for a nickel; when Mayella went into the house to retrieve the nickel, she states that Tom followed her, grabbed her by the neck, and began hitting her and cussing her–a violent attack which allegedly ends in Tom raping her.

Why is mayella offended by Atticus?

What makes Mayella think Atticus is “mocking” her? Because when he calls her “ma’am” and “Miss Mayella.” Mayella tells Judge Taylor that Atticus is mocking her when he has actually addressed her in terms of politeness. She is not used to being treated with respect or dignity and doesn’t like it.

Why did mayella resent Atticus?

Why did Mayella resent Atticus? She thought that he was mocking her and making fun of her. Why may have Mayella lied? To protect her father, public shame/disgrace.

Why is dill crying?

Dill starts to cry in the courtroom in To Kill a Mockingbird because he is disgusted and upset with the way Mr. Gilmer blatantly disrespects Tom Robinson during his cross-examination.

How does Dill lose his innocence?

In To Kill a Mockingbird, Dill loses his innocence by witnessing Mr. Gilmer’s disrespect toward Tom Robinson during the trial. Dill is disgusted by Mr. Gilmer’s disrespectful treatment of Tom and bursts into tears.

Why did dill cry at the end of Chapter 19?

Dill cries because he was so horrified at the treatment of Tom Robinson at the hands of Mr. Gilmer. Mr. Gilmer was in the middle of Tom’s cross-examination, and Scout had to take Dill outside because his sobs were a distraction to the rest of the court.

Why is dill so upset at the end of Chapter 19?

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.

What is Tom actually guilty of Chapter 19?

Tom Robinson is falsely accused of assaulting and raping Mayella Ewell and is on trial for his life. In Alabama, Tom risks capital punishment for assaulting and raping a white woman.

Who arrives at the end of Chapter 19?

Summary and Analysis Chapter 19 Linton arrives from London, a “pale, delicate, effeminate boy” who greatly resembles Edgar.

Why does Dill become 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.

Is mayella like her father?

Mayella is different from her father in the fact that she attempts to rise above her situation by remaining clean and trying to bring beauty to her home with the flowers. She is similar to him in that she lies on the stand and attempts to manipulate the jury. What might be the reason for Mayella’s crying in the court?

What code does Atticus say mayella violated?

The law that Mayella breaks is the law against perjury. She gets up on the stand and tells a lie. The social code that she breaks is the code against having black men and white women in contact with one another.

What’s the author’s message in having dill become ill?

What’s the author’s message in having Dill become ill? by the injustice being served to Tom in the courtroom. It’s outrageous that the baseless charges have even come to trial.

Why is it significant that Dill could be the one to get sick in the courtroom?

When he gets sick in the courtroom, his true nature shines through: sensitive, thin-skinned, and easily influenced by external circumstances. Dill’s response to this shows him to be the most feeling of all the children present in the courtroom.