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How are the ladies of the Missionary Circle hypocrites?
They’re willing to donate and support efforts to “better” the situation of a tribe in Africa, but they essentially spit on those living near them. They remark that “no lady is safe in her bed these nights”-referring to Tom’s alleged crime.
What does ladies Missionary Circle symbolize?
Though the purpose of the missionary circle is to fellowship with other Christian neighbors and discuss J. Grimes Everett’s missionary work in Africa, the ladies gossip and ridicule citizens who support the equality of black people.
What is ironic about the attitudes and behavior of the ladies in the missionary circle?
The hypocrisy of the Maycomb community is clear in the tea scene in which the missionary ladies discuss the Mrunas and Maycomb. It is quite ironic that people who preach a Christian life do not see how un-Christian they act. Mrs. Merriweather is the lead hypocrite as she spews nonsense about supporting T.
How is the missionary circle a perfect example of hypocrisy?
One example of hypocrisy is the way the local ladies gossip and ridicule Atticus during Alexandra’s missionary circle. They demonstrate hypocrisy by claiming to exercise Christian values while expressing racial prejudice and judgmental attitudes.
Why does the missionary circle believe the northerners are hypocrites?
Mrs. Merriweather calls the Northerners hypocrites because of the way they treat the Negroes. Mrs. Merriweather says that “people up there set ’em free, but you don’t see ’em settin’ at the table with ’em.
Why do they interest the circle?
Aunt Alexandra is entertaining her missionary circle. Who are the Mrunas, and why is the missionary circle interested in them? The Mrunas are a tribe of people that the missionary circle is trying to civilize and Christianize.
What happens at Aunt Alexandra’s missionary circle?
One day in August, Aunt Alexandra invites her missionary circle to tea. Scout, wearing a dress, helps Calpurnia bring in the tea, and Alexandra invites Scout to stay with the ladies. There he tells her, Scout, Calpurnia, and Miss Maudie that Tom Robinson attempted to escape and was shot seventeen times.
Why does Scout not like Dill and Jem?
Why is Scout not allowed to go with Dill and Jem? Scout cannot go with the boys since they are swimming naked. She says Scout might want to be a lawyer since she has “already commenced going to court.” What does Scout say she wants to be when she grows up? Scout says she wants to grow up to be a lady.
Why was Mrs Maudie suddenly angry?
Miss Maudie becomes angry when Mrs. Merriweather criticizes Atticus’s defense of Tom Robinson. “I tell you there are some good but misguided people in this town.
Who does scout think are hypocrites?
At school, Scout first witnessed hypocrisy through her teacher, Mrs. Gates. She taught the class about how evil Hitler was to the Jews, yet she was so happy when Tom Robinson was convicted and persecuted (328-329, 331).
Is Aunt Alexandra a hypocrite?
Many people, at the time were very prejudiced against African-Americans and as a result there were many hypocrites in the Southern States. Some examples of hypocrisy and hypocrites in the book are Aunt Alexandra, Miss Gates, and Mrs. To begin, Aunt Alexandra is one of the many voices of hypocrisy in the book.