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Why did Mr Nathan Radley fire his shotgun?

Why did Mr Nathan Radley fire his shotgun?

They plan to get into the Radley’s backyard, and they pull it off, but Mr. Radley aware that something is going on fires his shotgun, saying he’ll kill anything that invades his property be it a child, negro, or animal.

Who did Mr Radley shoot his gun at?

Nathan Radley shot at “a Negro” in his yard. Miss Stephanie adds that Mr. Radley is waiting outside with his gun so he can shoot at the next sound he hears. When Atticus asks Jem where his pants are, Dill interjects that he won Jem’s pants in a game of strip poker.

Why does Miss Stephanie refer to a Negro over whose head Mr Nathan has fired?

Why does Miss Stephanie refer to a “negro” over whose head Mr. Nathan has fired? Miss Stephanie refers to a “negro” because in such a town/time, negroes were considered immoral and impure. By saying “negro”, she was referring to someone that was immoral in such a criminal situation.

What happens in chapter 6 and 7 of To Kill a Mockingbird?

Atticus tells Jem to get his pants from Dill and come home. These two chapters mark several endings and beginnings for Jem and Scout in terms of understanding. Chapter 6 concludes their second summer with Dill, while Chapter 7 begins Scout’s second year of school.

Why did Miss Maudie’s house burn down?

Miss Maudie was attempting to keep her plants from freezing because of the cold weather and left the stove on. A kitchen flue is a type of exhaust system that ventilates the kitchen area. Miss Maudie believes that the kitchen flue was probably clogged which allowed the smoke to accumulate and caused the fire to spread.

What did Miss Maudie say when her house burned down?

Miss Maudie didn’t seem to upset about her house burning down because she stated, “Grieving, child. Why, I hated that old cow barn. Thought of settin’ fire to it a hundred times myself, except they’d lock me up.

Why did Mr Radley fill the tree with cement?

Why does Mr. Nathan Radley put cement in the knothole? He covered it with cement because the “tree was dying”, but really it was to stop Jem and Scout from putting things in it. Jem tells Scout not to cry, then questions Mr.

What was Atticus’s nickname?

One-shot Finch

Why did Jem cry at the end of Chapter 7?

Jem cries because Boo’s father, Nathan Radley, had cemented up the hole in the tree. Jem cries not just because there will be no more presents forthcoming but also (and especially) because this cuts off the children’s contact with their new “phantom friend,” Boo.

What does Boo Radley do during the night of the fire?

What does Boo Radley do during the night of the fire? He drapes a blanket over Scout’s shoulders. He steals a pair of Jem’s pants. He makes a snowman for Scout and Jem.

What does the house fire in To Kill a Mockingbird symbolize?

The fire can symbolize the Maycomb communities’ attempt to destroy Tom Robinson via prejudice. Similar to Miss Maudie’s connection to her home, Atticus is connected to Tom Robinson. Even though Tom Robinson is destroyed by prejudice, Atticus remains strong and is willing to rebuild.

Who defends Atticus?

Tom Robinson

Who stabbed Bob Ewell?

Despite Tom being found guilty, Bob Ewell vows revenge on Atticus for humiliating him during the trial. On the night of the Halloween pageant Bob follows the children home and attacks them but Boo saves Jem and Scout but fatally stabs Bob Ewell.

How does Atticus know Tom is innocent?

Atticus then shows the jury that Tom is handicapped and his left arm is completely useless. In Atticus’s closing remarks, he proves Tom’s innocence by mentioning the lack of medical evidence, the Ewells’ conflicting testimonies, and Tom’s obvious handicap.

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.

Who is Scout’s fiance?

To Kill a Mockingbird – Character Matching

Dill Scout’s “fiance” who visits in the summer
Boo Radley Finches’ secret protector
John Taylor Judge at Tom’s trial; shrewd, fair man
Zeebo Garbage collector

How does JEM die in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Jem’s death Scout’s older brother and companion throughout To Kill a Mockingbird dropped dead a few years before the beginning of Watchman. The event is first mentioned off-handedly by the grown Jean Louise in Chapter 1, and then explained deeper in the novel. Jem died of a sudden heart attack at age 28.

Who is Scout’s brother in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Jeremy Atticus