Questions from the novel To Kill a Mockingbird (Chapter 25)
- How does Maycomb react to the news of Tom’s death?
- What is your observation of the concept of Tom’s death being “typical”?
- Explain the contrast Scout draws between the open, legal court where Tom was tried and “the secret courts of men’s hearts.” In what way are hearts like courts?
- Why do you think Jem does not want Scout to tell Atticus about Bob Ewell’s comment? Was this a wise thing to ask her to do?