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What are some quotes from the characters in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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  1. “Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I knew it”
  2. “There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy, and no money to buy it with.
  3. “Inside the house lives a malevolent phantom”
  4. “Closed doors meant illness and cold weather only”

What happened in chapter 20 of To Kill a Mockingbird?

Summary: Chapter 20 Dill slurps up some of the liquid and Scout warns him not to take much, but Dill reveals to her that the drink isn’t alcoholic—it’s only Coca-Cola. When Dill and Scout return to the courtroom, Atticus is making his closing remarks.

Who shows up in the courtroom at the end of Chapter 20?


What is Atticus claim in Chapter 20?

In Chapter 20 of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch argues that the case should not have come to trial and that no medical evidence exists which links Tom Robinson to the crime. He indicates that he feels sorry for Mayella Ewell, but that her accusation of Tom Robinson was and is a false one.

Why does he tell Scout and Dill about his life?

Explain your answer. He tells them his secret because they are children and the harsh reality of the world wasn’t caught up with them. They are children and can see the unfairness of how white people treat black people. He saw how upset Dill was about the way Tom was treated by Mr.

What is the lie Atticus talks about?

What is the “lie” Atticus talks about? What is the reality that he is hoping the jury will see? He wants the jury to see that it comes down to the word of a black man against the word of a white man. Because Atticus knows that the jury will not acquit Tom Robinson.

Who is Atticus trying to persuade?

Tom Robinson

Who actually beat mayella?

Mayella Ewell lies on the witness stand because she is afraid of her father, Bob Ewell, and because she is humiliated by her own attraction to Tom Robinson. She tells the jury that Tom beat and raped her when, in fact, it was her father who beat her when he saw her hugging and kissing an African American.

Is Tom found innocent or guilty?

Tom is found guilty of raping Mayella although reasonable doubt and Tom’s handicap is proven, HOWEVER, the jury deliberates for a few hours, which implies that they are considering the defense’s testimony.

What is mayella guilty of?

Truly, Mayella is guilty of trying to convict an innocent man. She lied in court to save her own reputation. She protected her father who actually did the beating.