Scout reveals her new habit of cursing by saying, “Aw, that’s a damn story” (Lee, 81). Uncle Jack is taken back by Scout’s response, and Atticus proceeds to explain that Scout is simply trying him out.
- 1 What bad habit did Scout pick up and at Christmas?
- 2 What do we learn at the beginning of Chapter 10 about the way that Scout and Jem feel about Atticus?
- 3 Why doesn’t Scout want Uncle Jack to tell Atticus what really started the fight?
- 4 What does Scout wish were different about Atticus?
- 5 What new habit has Scout picked up?
- 6 What bad habits did Scout pickup?
- 7 What do we learn at the beginning of Chapter 10?
- 8 What lesson does Scout learn in Chapter 10?
- 9 How does Scout describe Atticus in Chapter 10?
- 10 Is Scout a girl?
- 11 Why does it surprise Scout and Jem when Atticus shoots a mad dog?
- 12 What do Jem and Scout discover from the scene with the rabid dog?
- 13 Is Scout still ashamed of Atticus Why?
- 14 How old does Scout say Atticus is in Chapter 10?
What bad habit did Scout pick up and at Christmas?
At Christmastime, Atticus’s brother, Jack, comes to stay with Atticus for a week during the holidays. Scout generally gets along well with Uncle Jack, but when he arrives in Maycomb, she begins cursing in front of him (a habit that she has recently picked up).
What do we learn at the beginning of Chapter 10 about the way that Scout and Jem feel about Atticus?
~Chapter 10~ What do we learn at the beginning of chapter 10 about the way that Scout and Jem feel about Atticus? Scout and Jem view Atticus as a boring old man who only ever works. When he defends Tom, they realize that he’s a very brave and courageous person.
Why doesn’t Scout want Uncle Jack to tell Atticus what really started the fight?
Scout doesn’t want Jack to tell Atticus about this because, in her words, Atticus made her promise “not to let anything I heard about him make me mad.” She doesn’t want him to know that she has punched Francis because he said Atticus was a “n—-r lover,” and that he would be the “ruination of the family” (114).
What does Scout wish were different about Atticus?
Scout wishes Atticus was more like the fathers of her classmates. She sees him as old (nearly 50) and he doesn’t seem to do anything – just works in an office. Because of his age, he won’t play tackle football with Jem. He won’t teach them to shoot an air rifle.
What new habit has Scout picked up?
In chapter nine, Scout’s uncle comes to visit them for Christmas and is astonished to notice that Scout has picked up the habit of cursing fluently.
What bad habits did Scout pickup?
What new habit has Scout picked up that bothers Uncle Jack? Scout has begun swearing. She says she learned it at school.
What do we learn at the beginning of Chapter 10?
At the beginning of Chapter 10, Scout laments about her father’s inability to partake in common physical activities and believes that he is a rather boring parent. Scout begins the chapter by calling Atticus old and feeble.
What lesson does Scout learn in Chapter 10?
Scout learns from Miss Maudie the deeper meaning of Atticus’ prior rule that it is “a sin to kill a mockingbird.” They learn that Atticus is the best checker player in town, even though he often lets Jem and Scout beat them when they play.
How does Scout describe Atticus in Chapter 10?
Later, in Chapter 10, Scout describes her father as “feeble” because he is nearly fifty. He would not let Jem tackle him as the other boys’ fathers would. Further, she narrates innocently, “Our father didn’t do anything.
Is Scout a girl?
Scout is a very unusual little girl, both in her own qualities and in her social position.
Why does it surprise Scout and Jem when Atticus shoots a mad dog?
Why were Scout and Jem shocked? Atticus shoots a mad dog in Chapter 10. Scout and Jem are shocked because until this day they think of Atticus as having no real talents or anything about which to be proud. He had never touched a gun to their knowledge, and he did not believe in fighting.
What do Jem and Scout discover from the scene with the rabid dog?
When Scout and Jem learn that their father is known as the best shot in the entire county, they learn to see Atticus with a greater sense of respect. In a larger symbolic sense, the dog, because it has rabies, is a dangerous threat to the community.
Is Scout still ashamed of Atticus Why?
Initially, Scout is ashamed that Atticus is so much older than her peers’ parents. Atticus is in his fifties and has small children, while most parents have small children in their twenties and early thirties. Due to his age, Atticus is mellower too, not able or even inclined to play rough sports.
How old does Scout say Atticus is in Chapter 10?
Scout and Jem are disappointed that Atticus, at 50, is older than their classmates’ parents and doesn’t do anything, like farm or drive a dump truck. He also wears glasses and never hunts, drinks, or smokes. Despite how innocuous he seems, everyone talks about him defending Tom Robinson.