What does Miss Gates symbolize in TKAM?
By what she says, Miss Gates becomes very important to the plot of the story. Her words help the reader understand how people feel about prejudice at that time. Miss Gates does not think that the people in Maycomb are being prejudiced because of how they are treating Tom Robinson and his trial.
Who is Miss Gates in To Kill a Mockingbird?
Miss Gates is a third-grade teacher at Scout’s school who insists that America isn’t prejudiced like Hitler’s Germany. Despite this, Scout has heard her say that the blacks need to be taught a lesson after Tom’s trial.
Why is Scout confused about Miss Gates?
Scout is puzzled (confused) because she does not understand how Miss Gates can discriminate against black people and be against Hitler. How is Hitler persecuting Jews different from her persecuting blacks? This question upsets Scout. You just studied 10 terms!
What Scout thinks about Miss Gates?
Scout finds Miss Gates to be a hypocrite because she says Hitler is wrong to kill the Jews, but she is heard saying that Tom should be killed to “teach ‚em a lesson”.
What is the irony of Miss Gates lecture on democracy?
2) What is the irony of Miss Gates’s lecture on democracy when compared to her comments at the trial? Miss Gates talks about how wrong Hitler was for his actions but at the trial she was saying that Tom Robinson deserved to die because he was black.