Socratic Seminar 3: Ch. 12-16 Why does Atticus risk everything, including his family, to defend Tom Robinson? Does he risk too much? We meet two new “worlds” in these chapters: Southern womanhood through Aunt A and Maycomb’s black community. How do these “worlds” affect the viewpoint of the novel and how do they affect the overall impact of the novel? What is the purpose of Dill’s character in these chapters? Why is Ch. 15 important in terms of character development, plot development, and theme development? Consider Miss Maudie’s role throughout the trial. What do we learn about these characters? Also, why do the children sit where they do at the trial? If absent: write a paragraph on each of the questions with two quotations as evidence for the makeup grade.