TKAM Discussion #3

  1. After the trial, how do the children and Atticus respond to Bob Ewell’s threats?

6 Comments

Filed under Discussion Questions

TKAM Discussion #3

2. What happens to Scout and Jem on the way home from the school pageant? What does the incident reveal about Boo Radley?

3 Comments

Filed under Discussion Questions

TKAM Discussion #3

3. How does Scout treat Boo after the incident? How have her feelings about Boo changed?

3 Comments

Filed under Discussion Questions

TKAM Discussion #3

4. Do you believe that Sheriff Tate and Atticus made the best decision about how to report Bob Ewell’s death? Why or why not?

4 Comments

Filed under Discussion Questions

TKAM Discussion #3

5. Because of Atticus, the white jury took much longer than expected to reach its decision in Tom’s case. Miss Maudie sees this as a “baby step” forward for the community. Do you think the cause of justice is best advanced through such “baby steps”? Explain.

5 Comments

Filed under Discussion Questions

“Strange Fruit”

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Here are the annotated lyrics to the song “Strange Fruit”; after listening to the song and reading the lyrics & annotations, add a response here.

Questions to consider:
1. What do the words “strange fruit” in the song refer to?
2. What kind of images does the song create? How does it make you feel?
3. What is the general mood created by the song? How does the music contribute to the overall effect?
4. Why might this song have become popular during the civil rights movement?

7 Comments

Filed under Discussion Questions

TKAM Discussion #2

  1. What tense situation occurs at the county jail? How does Scout help her father in this scene?

3 Comments

Filed under Discussion Questions

TKAM Discussion #2

2. How does Atticus show that Tom Robinson could not have committed the crime he is accused of?

1 Comment

Filed under Discussion Questions

TKAM Discussion #2

3. According to Atticus, what is Mayella’s motive for accusing Tom? What assumption does Atticus fear the jury will make?

3 Comments

Filed under Discussion Questions

TKAM Discussion #2

4. What strategies does the author use to make sure readers will feel some sympathy for Mayella Ewell?

3 Comments

Filed under Discussion Questions