What does “the best defensewas a spirited offense mean.”? The best way to defend yourself is to start the attack, in terms of teasing.
What does Miss Maudie mean when she says that the things told about Arthur Radley are three fourths colored folks?
What does Miss Maudie mean when she says that the things told about Arthur Radley are “three-fourths colored folks and one-fourth Stephanie Crawford”? She means that most of the things told about Arthur are superstition and gossip.
What does Miss Maudie mean when she says Atticus Finch is the same in his house as he is on the public streets?
Scout stands up for her father, when she wrongly assumes Miss Maudie is criticising him, and Miss Maudie clarifies by saying: Atticus Finch is the same in his house as he is on the public streets (Chapter 5, p. 52). This implies to the reader that Atticus is very straightforward, with no hidden agenda.
What does Scout mean when she says Atticus don’t ever do anything to Jem and me that he don’t do in the yard?
Look for students to write: Scout means that Atticus is consistent—he behaves the same way toward others when he’s at home and when he’s in public. This ties to the Golden Rule because Atticus always treats others with kindness and respect no matter where he is.
What does Miss Maudie use as her reasoning to explain how she knows Boo Radley is still alive?
Summary: Chapter 5 She tells Scout that Boo Radley is still alive and it is her theory Boo is the victim of a harsh father (now deceased), a “foot-washing” Baptist who believed that most people are going to hell. Miss Maudie adds that Boo was always polite and friendly as a child.
What was Atticus speech about the Radleys right to privacy?
Paraphrase Atticus’ speech about the Radleys’ right to privacy. Do you agree with his point of view? Why or why not? Atticus is telling the children to respect a person’s privacy because they would want the same treatment.
What does Miss Maudie mean when she says sometimes the Bible in the hands of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of Oh of your father?
Miss Maudie says, ” sometimes the Bible in the hands of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of—oh, of your father.” Explain what she means. Miss Maudie means that some people use the bible for their own purposes. They only see things one way which can make them mean and narrow-minded.
What did Scout say in his defense?
What did she say in his defense? Miss Maudie says that she doesn’t know what people do behind closed doors. Scout said that he never hits her or Jem. Judge the children’s attempt to give a note to Boo.
What is Miss Maudie’s opinion of Atticus chapter5?
Miss Maudie explains her opinions about hardline Baptists by comparing them with Atticus. A religious zealot, she says, is worse than a drunk Atticus. When Scout insists that her father doesn’t drink, Miss Maudie says that she was just using Atticus as an example of a noble person.
What does Miss Maudie reveal about Atticus?
Your father’s one of them.” (Miss Maudie) Page 288 Miss Maudie is saying that Atticus does the jobs, like defending Tom Robinson, that other people don’t want to do. He is selfless. “Jem, see if you can stand in Mr.
What does Atticus mean when he says it’s all adding up?
What does Atticus mean when he says, “it’s all adding up and one of these days we’re going to pay the bill for it”? To what is he referring? Atticus says that many Maycomb citizens simply are not interested in serving on a jury. In addition, they fear retribution from their fellow citizens.
What does Scout mean when she says I felt the starched walls of a pink penitentiary?
Scout is referring to Aunt Alexandra’s desire to turn her into a lady. The “starched walls of a pink cotton penitentiary” refer to dressing like a lady, something that for Scout resembles a prison (no more tomboy).
What does Atticus mean when he says until you climb?
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. This important snippet of conversation from Chapter 3 finds Atticus giving Scout the crucial piece of moral advice that governs her development for the rest of the novel.
What does Jem accidentally reveal to Atticus?
Atticus also tells them to stop playing their stupid game, and Jem says they weren’t making fun of Boo, inadvertently revealing to Atticus that they were in fact playing at being the Radleys. Jem eventually realizes he’s been fooled by the oldest lawyer’s trick in the book.
What does Scout mean when she calls Miss Maudie a chameleon lady?
Scout means that her appearance could change dramatically: “[She] worked in her flower beds in an old straw hat and men’s coveralls, but after her five o’ clock bath she would appear on the porch and reign over the street in magisterial beauty.”.
Why does Jem cry at the end of Chapter 7?
In Chapter Seven, Jem cries when he realizes that Mr. Radley cemented the knot-hole in the tree, not because it was dying, but because he aimed to keep Boo from leaving the children gifts. This is one more example of how the Radley’s cut Boo off from the world.
Why does Jem quietly cry alone on the porch?
At the end of the chapter, Jem quietly cries alone on the porch. Give two reasons to explain Jem’s tears. Jem is crying because Nathan Radley cut off communication between Boo and them, and it also stopped whatever relationship it could have been.
What are four reasons Jem and Dill give for deciding to peek into the Radley window on this particular night?
The four reasons are that: no one can see them. Atticus wouldn’t notice because he is reading a book, if they get killed by Boo, they will miss school instead of summer and it is easier to see in the dark house at night.
Why might Dill have told such lies?
Why might Dill have told such lies? Dill was lonely. He tells lies because he wants other people to like him and want to spend time with him. The lies he tells are designed to make himself sound interesting, so people will want to be with him.