What is Chapter 16 of To Kill a Mockingbird about?

What is Chapter 16 of To Kill a Mockingbird about?

Summary: Chapter 16 Dolphus Raymond, a wealthy eccentric who owns land on a river bank, lives near the county line, is involved with a Black woman, and has mulatto children. Only Miss Maudie refuses to go, saying that watching someone on trial for his life is like attending a Roman carnival.

Why does Aunt Alexandra criticize Atticus in Chapter 16?

Why does Aunt Alexandra criticize Atticus? Aunt Alexandra criticizes Atticus for talking about Mr. Underwood’s racist feelings in front of Calpurnia.

What is ironic about Jem and Dill’s discussion of mixed children?

Mixed children are half black and half white. Jem says they are sad because they do not belong anywhere: “Colored folks won’t have ’em because they’re half white; white folks won’t have ’em ’cause they’re colored, so they’re just in-betweens, don’t belong anywhere.”

What is the conflict of Chapter 16 in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Conflict was applied in this chapter when Aunt Alexandra confronted Atticus about talking about white people’s prejudice against black people in front of Calpurnia during breakfast. Atticus tells Aunt Alexandra that Cal is part of the family and he can say anything around her.

What happened in chapter 16 of Summer of the Mariposas?

Sample student response: In Chapter 16 of Summer of the Mariposas, the five girls return to the border of the United States and Mexico with their grandmother, Abuelita Remedios, to reunite with their mother.

What does Alexandra worry about in Chapter 16?

How does Atticus respond to Aunt Alexandra’s worries that black people gossip a great deal about the bad behaviors of white people. He says that mobs are made up of men and that men have “blind spots” about some things, meaning that they apparently are sometimes unable to see the wrongness of their actions.

What does Atticus say that bothers Aunt Alexandra Chapter 16?

Aunt Alexandra disapproved of the children sneaking out and Atticus was glad they did, Aunt Alexandra says that you don’t say in front of Negros that Braxton Underwood despises Negroes and Atticus says that everybody in Maycomb knows that he does. Atticus says that everybody has a blind spot, that they are good men.

What does cynical mean in summer of the Mariposas?

1. Reread pages 263–264 in chapter 16 of Summer of the Mariposas from “During the ride . . .” to “. . . I wouldn’t have believed it either.” Using the context, what do you think the word cynical means? Disappointed in. Showing little or no faith in.

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