Analyze Scout's reaction to Boo and compare it with what you expected.
"'Mr. Arthur, honey,' said Atticus, gently correcting me. 'Jean-Louise, this is Mr. Arthur Radley. I believe he already knows you.' If Atticus could blandly introduce me to Boo Radley at a time like this, well-that was Atticus. Boo saw me run instinctively to the bed where Jem was sleeping, for the same shy smile crept across his face. Hot with embarrassment, I tried to cover up by covering Jem up" (Lee 311).
"'It was like this,' he said. He held the knife and pretended to stumble; as he leaned forward his left arm went down in front of him. 'See there? Stabbed himself through that soft stuff between his ribs'" (Lee 315).
Explain why Mr. Tate reenacts how Bob may have died. Who is he defending and justify his reasonings for doing so.
"'Well, it'd be sort of like shootin' a mockingbird, wouldn't it?' Atticus put his face in my hair and rubbed it. When he got up and walked across the porch into the shadows, his youthful step had returned. Before he went inside the house, he stopped in front of Boo Radley. 'Thank you for my children, Arthur,' he said.'" (Lee 317)
Analyze Scout's statement about shooting a mockingbird and explain how this statement relates to the situation.
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