Why does scout ask repeatedly if Jem died?

She keeps asking if Jem is dead. Ewell was the attacker and he died because he “fell on his knife”. Jem “gallantly” walks Scout to the pageant, carrying her costume. As they walk across the school yard, they discussed Boo and comment that “Haints, Hot Steams…vanished with our years.” Above them, a mockingbird sings.

Why did Heck Tate want to let the dead bury the dead?

This quote is actually an allusion to something Jesus says in the Bible. A man wants to leave Jesus to go bury his father and Jesus replies, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. Yes, the law says that if Boo killed a man, he should be brought to trial, but Tate knows that what Boo did was for the greater good.

Why does Atticus argue with Heck Tate when Tate insists that Bob Ewell fell on his knife and killed himself?

After Bob Ewell is killed, Atticus and Heck Tate argue over how to handle the situation. Scout thought that Jem pulled Bob Ewell off of her and from this information, it is possibly that Jem may have stabbed Bob. Heck tries to persuade Atticus that it would be better to just say that Bob fell on his knife.

How does Atticus and Mr Heck Tate decide Bob Ewell was killed?

To protect Boo’s privacy, Heck Tate insists that Bob Ewell’s death be reported as accidental; they will say that Ewell fell on his own knife.

Did JEM stab Mr Ewell?

On the night of the Halloween pageant Bob follows the children home and attacks them but Boo saves Jem and Scout but fatally stabs Bob Ewell. Atticus is convinced Jem killed Bob Ewell but Heck Tate (the sheriff) points out that Jem isn’t strong enough and after Bob broke his arm he wouldn’t have been able to stab him.

Does the black guy die in To Kill a Mockingbird?

To Kill a Mockingbird is a famous novel that was written by Harper Lee. Its driving force is the trial of Tom Robinson, a black man who is falsely accused of raping a white woman. In chapter 24, we learn that Tom Robinson has died. He was shot in prison by a group of guards after attempting to escape.

What do Atticus and Heck Tate argue about?

Scout takes Boo—“Mr. Arthur”—down to the porch, and they sit in shadow listening to Atticus and Heck Tate argue. Heck insists on calling the death an accident, but Atticus, thinking that Jem killed Bob Ewell, doesn’t want his son protected from the law. Heck corrects him—Ewell fell on his knife; Jem didn’t kill him.

Who saved Jem Scout?

Boo Radley

Who does Heck Tate say killed Mr Ewell?

At the end of To Kill a Mockingbird, Heck Tate decides to cover up the truth of how Bob Ewell died. Instead of publicly admitting that Arthur (Boo) Radley killed Ewell in an attempt to save Scout and Jem, the sheriff decides to lie and say that Bob Ewell fell on his own knife.

What does Heck Tate say that Ewell was killed?

How does Heck Tate say that Ewell was killed? Heck Tate says that Mr. Ewell fell on his own knife and killed himself.