Who is the narrator of the novel? What type of narration is used?
Scout is the narrator of the story. The type of narration used is the 1st person perspective.
The narrator begins her story by giving the reader some background information. What does the narrator reveal about her family history in the first several pages?
She has an ancestor named Simon. He had settled in Alabama and he didn’t have a lot of money.
The novel is set in Maycomb , Alabama, in the 1930’s, during the Great Depression. How does the narrator describe the town? What indicates that most of the townspeople are poor?
The narrator describes the town as small, boring, rundown, with simple people trying to live a simple life.
How does Scout describe the way she and her brother feel about their father?
She describes the way they feel about their father as a friendship and nothing more. They call him Atticus, not father as he is kind of distant.
What happened to Scout and Jem’s mother
Scout and Jem’s mom died from a heart attack when they were young
Who is Calpurnia? How does Scout describe her?Identify a simile that she uses in her description.
She was the family maid and cook. She is no nonsense. “Her hand was as wide as a bed slat and twice as hard”
How do Jem and Scout meet Dill? How does Scout describe the boy?
Dill was visiting his aunt next door. Scout describes Dill as a short, skinny, goofy, 7 year old boy
What is frightening to the children about the Radley house?What lives in the house, according to Scout?
The house was old, rundown, and creepy. Scout thought a ghost lived in the house
Describe some of the rumors surrounding the Radley house and it’s inhabitant. How does the reader know that some of the rumors are untrue and that fears concerning the house may be unfounded?
He hasn’t been seen in 15 years. He stabbed his dad in the leg with scissors in the past.
Beginning with the line , “The misery of that house began many years before Jem and I were born,” Scout tells the reader the sad history of the Radley family. Briefly summarize what happened to the family.
Boo got arrested and the town thought his family was strange.
How did the townspeople feel about the Radley family? How did they view Mr Radley in particular. Provide quotes from the text.
“The misery of that house began many years before Jem and I were born”
After Dill wonders aloud what Boo Radley looks like, Jem gives a description from his imagination. How does he describe Boo? What image does his description evoke?
Boo is 6 and half feet tall scar across his face, blood stained hands, and yellow teeth and eyes
On what dramatic note does the chapter end?What do the kids do, and what is the result of their action?
Jem ran and touched the Radley house maybe they saw something moving in the house.