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No warm-up. Instead, get out one piece of paper. Write your name, today’s date, and the title “To Kill a Mockingbird Reading Quiz #7, Ch. 15” on it.
We’ll take a reading quiz on Chapter 15! No talking until all quizzes have been collected.
At the end of Chapter 15, Scout, Jem and Dill follow Atticus somewhere at night. Briefly describe where they follow Atticus to and/or what they witness there.
At the end of Chapter Fifteen, a group of men go to the jailhouse at night, where Atticus is standing guard. The men are trying to kill Tom Robinson before his trial. Explain (briefly but with detail) what prevents them from killing Tom.
Homework: Read to the end of Chapter Sixteen. Possible reading quiz tomorrow!
Reading 2.5: Extend ideas presented in primary or secondary sources through original analysis, evaluation, and elaboration.
Get out your To Kill a Mockingbird Novel Guide and turn to Chapter Fourteen Analysis.
We’ve discussed tone before. Who can tell me a definition of tone (without looking at your packet)?
Tone= the narrator’s attitude or emotions towards an idea, behavior, character, etc. in the story.
Scout develops a strong tone towards different social standards. For example, Scout has a shocked and disapproving tone towards the social standard that Calpurnia followed by speaking in a less educated way to fit in at church. Just as there are expectations for how to act, think and talk in different racial groups, there are group expectations for genders also. What do you remember that has been said recently about women? ( Candy if you can answer…)
1) Reverend Sykes warns against how “Bootleggers caused enough trouble in the town, but women were worse” (122) 2) Scout mentions that in her own church, she had heard a sermon on “The Impurity of Women” (122) 3) Jem tells Scout that it’s “time you start bein’ a girl and acting right!” (115) after having teased her for so long for acting like a girl. 4) Aunt Alexandria disapproves of Scout’s lack of femininity, and tells her: “ ‘It won’t be many years… before you become interested in clothes and boys.’” (pg. 127), which tells us the reason she has arrived: to make Scout more lady-like 5) Aunt Alexandria’s femininity is humorously discussed when Scout talks of her bad temper that is probably a result of “her Sunday corset” with which she pretends to have “an hour- glass figure” (128).
What’s Scout’s tone towards these expectations that are set for ladies? What proof (textual evidence) do you have to prove her tone? (see pg ) Take 3 minutes to answer these questions in your study guide (raise your hand for help) Remember: tone= an emotion word (use more advanced words than “happy,” “sad,” “mad”)
NOW, the question is… WHY??? Why is knowing Scout’s tone towards the status quo (social standards) so important???
Let’s continue reading Chapter 16 of To Kill a Mockingbird. Homework: Read to the end of Chapter Sixteen.