Who is Simon Finch?

Who is Simon Finch?

Simon Finch is the founder of Finch’s Landing. He is referred to in the first chapter of the book, being a direct ancestor of Atticus. He is a Cornish Methodist and emigrated from England to avoid religious persecution, landing in Philadelphia before settling in Alabama. He was married, with one son, eight daughters.

How does Scout describe Calpurnia?

Scout describes Calpurnia as a strict, demanding, and unsentimental “tyrannical presence.” At the same time, Scout treats Calpurnia with more genuine respect and obedience than the female members of her own family, such as her Aunt Alexandra.

What lesson did Calpurnia teach scout?


What type of character is Calpurnia?

Calpurnia is a round, yet static character in To Kill a Mockingbird. She is not just a cook or caretaker; Calpurnia is the closest thing Jem and Scout have to a mother. She holds a high position in the Finch family. Atticus defers all decisions to Calpurnia apart from his own.

Why does Calpurnia become angry with Scout?

Calpurnia, who acts as a surrogate mother to the Finch children, scolds Scout for her rudeness toward Walter Cunningham while they eat their noonday meal. When Scout protests that Walter was ruining his meal, Calpurnia becomes furious, quickly requesting that Scout meet her in the kitchen.

Why is Miss Caroline upset with Scout?

The newly qualified Miss Caroline is angry that Scout can already read and write. Miss Caroline feels that Atticus has taught Scout to read too many difficult words from books that are too advanced for her, something which confuses Scout as she is proud of her ability to read.

Why does Miss Caroline reprimands Scout?

List two reasons why Miss Caroline reprimands Scout. She knows how to read and write. When Scout tries to spare Walter Cunningham any further humiliation, what does Miss Caroline do to her? Hits her hand with a ruler and makes her stand in the corner.

Why is scout asked to explain Walter’s circumstances what do we learn about his family?

Scout defends Walter because she understands that he is too embarrassed to tell Miss Caroline he cannot pay her back. Scout is familiar with his family and is by far the brightest student in her class, which explains why all her pupils looked towards her to defend Walter.

What events lead to Arthur being shut in the house?

What events led to Arthur’s being shut into the house? Arthur and some other boys formed a group which was the nearest thing that Maycomb had ever had to a gang. They hung around the barbershop, rode the bus on Sundays to go to the movies, attended dances at the “gambling hell,” and experimented with whiskey.

What does Miss Caroline say to scout?

As Scout begins to read, “a faint line appeared between [Miss Caroline’s] eyebrows,” and when she “discovered that [Scout] was literate and looked at me with more than faint distaste. Miss Caroline told me to tell my father not to teach me any more, it would interfere with my reading.”

What is Miss Caroline like?

Miss Caroline is young, pretty and was raised in a city that would have been a far cry from the small town of Maycomb. Fresh out of school, she thinks she knows it all. She’s uncompromising and believes her way of doing things is the only way of doing things. Her interactions with Scout reveal her insecurities.