How did Mrs Radley die?

How did Mrs Radley die?

At the beginning of Chapter 8, Mrs. Radley dies, and the community hardly notices. Jem and Scout are both upset when they learn that Mrs. Radley died of natural causes.

Why does Atticus not mind that Bob spit in his face?

He threatened to kill him and spat in his face. Why does Atticus not mind that Bob Ewell spat in his face? Atticus is glad Bob took it out on him and not Mayella or his kids. He is a better person in the community and is very selfless.

Why was Miss Maudie laughing at the end of Chapter 8?

Miss Maudie laughs because Scout has used the wrong word. Miss Maudie and Atticus earlier described the snowman as a “hermaphrodite.” Scout overheard their conversation. Later, when she wanted to use the word herself, she bungled the pronunciation and sad “morphodite” instead of the correct version

What does Boo Radley symbolize?

Symbolically, Boo represents both Scout’s childish understanding of the lives of people around her, and also the genuine risks and dangers that face children as they grow up in the world. As a ghost-like figure, Boo also symbolizes aspects of the town’s past, such as intolerance, inequality, and slavery.

What is Jem scared of?

Jem is fearful of going onto the Radley porch in order to peek through the window with the broken shutter. He is afraid that Atticus will find out that he has lied to him about playing with matches. He is certainly frightened when he is attacked by Bob Ewell.

How is courage shown in TKAM?

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” Atticus says this to Jem after the death of Mrs.

Who says Atticus is a gentleman just like me?


Why is Boo Radley shut up in his house?

He believes that “Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time… because he wants to stay inside” (227). Boo Radley chooses to stay in his house because he is scared to come out of it. When Boo Radley emerges and saves Jem and Scout, the reality of his character is fully revealed to the children.

What does Miss Maudie think of Radley family?

What does Miss Maudie think of the Radleys? She thinks they have a right to do whatever they want to do as long as they are not bothering anyone else, and she believes they have a right to their privacy. Why do Dill and Jem want to give Boo Radley a note? Jem, Scout and Dill went to look into the Radley house.

Why was Jem crying 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.

Why is Boo Radley lonely?

Boo Radley is lonely because he has disengaged from society. He has not left his house in years. When Dill first comes to Maycomb, he is fascinated by Boo because he too understands what it means to be lonely.

What is the gist of Chapter 8 in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Summary: Chapter 8 Jem and Scout haul as much snow as they could from Miss Maudie’s yard to their own. Miss Maudie’s house is on fire. The neighbors help her save her furniture, and the fire truck arrives in time to stop the fire from spreading to other houses, but Miss Maudie’s house burns to the ground.

How does Atticus show the Golden Rule?

The golden rule says that people should treat others in the way that they would want to be treated. Atticus often teaches his children the golden rule by telling them to walk in other people’s shoes. He wants Scout and Jem to learn empathy.

Who showed courage in To Kill a Mockingbird?


How does Boo Radley show his character in Chapter 8?

Boo shows that he wants to become friends by putting the blanket on Scout’s shoulders. Boo Radley wants to become friends with the children because he is lonely, and they have shown an interest in him. We know that Boo Radley is reclusive, and rarely comes out of his house.