What is Atticus response to the gossip?
What is Atticus’ response to the gossip? Atticus is defending Tom Robinson, a noble black man. Although Atticus is only saying what he believes, the town is lashing out on Atticus for it, but Atticus ignores them.
What is Atticus advice about how do you treat Mrs Dubose?
Atticus advises Jem to hold his head up high and act like a gentleman whenever Mrs. Dubose says something disrespectful. He tells Jem not to respond and urges him to be polite at all times.
What does Scout learn in Chapter 9?
Scout learns from Atticus to “try fighting with [her] head for a change”, and to “hold [her] head high” (101). Harper Lee uses the literary element of irony to emphasize how Scout learns lessons from school, even though she still resists going there.
What does Scout’s response to these taunts reveal about her?
How does Scout react to Francis’s taunts? Scout makes Uncle Jack promise not to tell Atticus about the incident; she wants to protect Atticus from knowing what Francis said. More importantly, she does not want Atticus to know that she let her temper get the best of her.
Who is Atticus defending in Chapter 9?
Summary: Chapter 9 Atticus has been asked to defend Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. It is a case he cannot hope to win, but Atticus tells Scout that he must argue it to uphold his sense of justice and self-respect.
Why does Atticus respect Mrs Dubose?
Atticus calls Mrs. Dubose courageous because she knew that withdrawing from morphine would mean suffering. This parallels to Atticus’ defense in the trial, which is described as being “licked before you begin.”
Why do kids hate Mrs Dubose?
What makes the children hate and fear Mrs. Dubose? As the children passed her house she would berate them for minor infractions in dress and decorum (or nothing) and, especially, put Atticus down for his defense of Tom Robinson.
What does Atticus eventually reveal about Mrs Dubose’s condition?
What does he reveal to Jem and Scout when he returns? Atticus tells the children that Mrs. Dubose has died. He says that she had been a very sick woman for a long time.