Why are professional people suffering in the book To Kill a Mockingbird?

34 Atticus said professional people were poor because the farmers were poor. As Maycomb County was farm country, nickels and dimes were hard to come by for doctors and dentists and lawyers. Entailment was only a part of Mr. Cunningham’s vexations.

Why does Atticus tell Scout that they are poor?

When Scout asked her father if they were poor, Atticus responded by saying, “We are indeed” (Lee, 21). Atticus went on to tell Scout that they were not exactly as poor as the Cunninghams, because the economic crash hit the farmers the hardest. professional people were poor because the farmers were poor.

Are we poor Atticus quote?

Scout: [Are] we as poor as the Cunninghams? Atticus: No, not exactly. Cunninghams are country folks, farmers. Crash hit them the hardest.

When Scout asks her father if they are as poor as the Cunningham’s how does he respond?

Cunningham paid Atticus like that instead of using money, and Atticus tells her that the Cunninghams didn’t have any money. Scout then asks, “Are we poor, Atticus?” and Atticus responds, “We are indeed” (Lee 27). Jem then asks if they are as poor as the Cunninghams and Atticus says, “Not exactly.

Why does Mr Radley shoot at Jem Dill and Scout?

He fires his shotgun into the air to scare off the trespasser which is good news for Jem who, at that moment, is fleeing to escape the Radley property. The shotgun blast brings out the neighbors who want to discover what’s going on at the Radley place.

Why does Scout’s teacher get mad at her?

It made Miss Caroline angry because she wanted to teach Scout in her own way–the way she learned in college. We learn that he only shows up on the first day of school and that he is mean.

What does Atticus do for a living?

Atticus is a lawyer and resident of the fictional Maycomb County, Alabama, and the father of Jeremy “Jem” Finch and Jean Louise “Scout” Finch.

Is Atticus wealthy?

At the top of this pyramid rests Atticus, a comparatively wealthy man whose moral standing is beyond reproach. Beneath him are the poor farmers such as the Cunninghams.

What is Atticus famous quote?

“Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It’s knowing you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” “You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”

How do the Cunningham’s pay their debts?

Q. How do the Cunninghams pay their debts? They wash windows and do yard work for the school. They don’t pay their debts back.

Who does Atticus say the crash hit the hardest?

Who does Atticus say the crash hit the hardest? “The Cunningham’s are country folks, farmers, and the crash hit the hardest.” The Cunningham’s were one of the poorest families in Maycomb, they were so poor that even the kids couldn’t come to school except for the first day.

What did Jem confess to Scout?

Jem had been unusually quiet about his late night excursion to the Radley house to retrieve his lost pants. But he finally opened up to Scout, confessing that when he returned to the Radley property, he found his pants waiting for him folded upon the fence–freshly stitched in a “crooked” manner.