June 2013Harper Lee : To Kill a Mockingbird OR Question 24 Read the following passage and then answer Part (a) and Part (b).
The little man seemed to have forgotten his previous humiliation from the bench.
What do you think these expectations show about the society in which the novel is set?
(30 marks) Jan 2012Harper Lee : To Kill a Mockingbird OR Question 24 Read the following passage and then answer part (a) and part (b).
(30 marks) SPa G: (4 marks) Jan 2013 Harper Lee : To Kill a Mockingbird OR Question 24 Read the following passage and then answer Part (a) and Part (b).
‘Come on round here, son, I got something that’ll settle your stomach.’ As Mr Dolphus Raymond was an evil man I accepted his invitation reluctantly, but I followed Dill.Somehow, I didn’t think Atticus would like it if we became friendly with Mr Raymond, and I knew Aunt Alexandra wouldn’t. I liked his smell: it was of leather, horses, cottonseed. Now I could say the hell with ’em, I don’t care if they don’t like it.‘Here,’ he said, offering Dill his paper sack with straws in it. It’d ruin my reputation if you did.’ ‘You mean all you drink in that sack’s Coca-Cola? He wore the only English riding-boots I had ever seen. I do say I don’t care if they don’t like it, right enough – but I don’t say the hell with ’em, see?Secretly, Miss Finch, I’m not much of a drinker, but you see they could never, never, understand that I live like I do because that’s the way I want to live.’ I had a feeling that I shouldn’t be here listening to this sinful man who had mixed children and didn’t care who knew it, but he was fascinating.I had never encountered a being who deliberately perpetrated fraud against himself.Atticus was reaching into the middle pocket of his coat.He drew out an envelope, then reached into his vest pocket and unclipped his fountain-pen.He shook the pen a little, then handed it with the envelope to the witness. The jury was watching him, one man was leaning forward with his hands over the railing.Part (a) In this passage, what methods does Lee use to present the characters and events in this part of the trial? and then Part (b) In the rest of the novel, how does Lee use the trial of Tom Robinson to some of the attitudes of Maycomb society?It was becoming evident that he thought Atticus an easy match. ’ Mr Ewell was endearing himself to his fellow citizens.He seemed to grow ruddy again; his chest swelled, and once more he was a red little rooster. ‘Can’t see what witness’s literacy has to do with the case, irrelevant’n’immaterial.’ Judge Taylor was about to speak but Atticus said, ‘Judge, if you’ll allow the question plus another one you’ll soon see.’ ‘All right, let’s see,’ said Judge Taylor, ‘but make sure we see, Atticus. ’ ‘I most positively can.’ ‘Will you write your name and show us? The whispers and chuckles below us probably had to do with what a card he was. Atticus seemed to know what he was doing – but it seemed to me that he’d gone frog-sticking without a light.