Questions from the novel To Kill a Mockingbird (Chapter 26)

  1. In her lesson on Hitler, Miss Gates says that “we (American people) don’t believe in persecuting anyone.” How is this statement an example of irony?
  2. Why is Scout puzzled by Miss Gates’ disapproval of Hitler?
  3. Why does Scout’s question upset Jem? How would you respond to Scout’s question: “How can you hate Hitler an’ then turn around and be ugly about folks right at home?”
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