2/22-2/23 English 9RCP Agenda


What is courage?  What does it mean to you? Are you courageous? Why or why not?

Read chapter 10

Analyzing Symbols in To Kill a Mockingbird

Directions: For each of the following symbols provide an explanation of who or what the symbol represents.
Symbol 1:  The Mockingbird (Chapter 10)

“Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it.

“Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

Symbol 2:  Tim Johnson, the Mad Dog (Chapter 10)

“. . . I hope and pray I can get Jem and Scout through it without bitterness, and most of all, without catching Maycomb’s usual disease. Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I don’t pretend to understand.”


Read chapter 11

Chapter 11 Questions

  1. Jem cuts the tops off of Mrs. Dubose’s Camilla plants. Why?
  2. Atticus explains to the children why he considered Mrs. Dubose to be a “great lady” and a brave person. How is this symbolically relevant to why he is defending Tom Robinson?
  3. Page 112: Reread the paragraph beginning, “She was. She had her own views….”  What theme does Harper Lee present here?  How?
  4. Why does Jem cry when he receives the camellia?

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