(30 marks) SPa G: (4 marks) June 2012Harper Lee : To Kill a Mockingbird OR Question 24 Read the following passage and then answer Part (a) and Part (b). ‘Well, can’t you just see his face when he gets a letter from me with nothing in it?
It’ll drive him nuts.’ Talking to Francis gave me the sensation of settling slowly to the bottom of the ocean. As he lived in Mobile, he could not inform on me to school authorities, but he managed to tell everything he knew to Aunt Alexandra, who in turn unburdened herself to Atticus, who either forgot it or gave me hell, whichever struck his fancy.
She hurt my feelings and set my teeth permanently on edge, but when I asked Atticus about it, he said there were already enough sunbeams in the family and to go on about my business, he didn’t mind me much the way I was.
At Christmas dinner, I sat at the little table in the dining-room; Jem and Francis sat with the adults at the dining table.
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.
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.