THE CHIFFAROBE


In To Kill A Mockingbird, a chiffarobe is cut up and used for kindling. In the book, MayElla says," Well sir, I was on the porch and--and he came along and, you see, there this old chiffarobe in the yard Papa'd brought in to chop up for kindlin'--Papa told me to do it while he was off in the woods, but I wadn't feelin' strong enough then, so he came by" (Lee 180).

Also in To Kill A Mockingbird, Tom and Mr. Finch have this conversation," Why, yes suh, I'd tip m'hat when I'd go by, and one day she asked me to come inside the fence and bust up a chiffarobe for her.' 'When did she ask you to chop up a chiffarobe?'"(Lee 191).

Here is what a chiffarobe looks like.

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A chiffarobe is a closet-like piece of furniture that combines a long space for hanging clothes with chest of drawers. Alternative spellings: chiffarobe, chifforobe, chifferobe, chiffrobe, chifrobe, and shifferobe ("Chifforobe"). The chiffarobe was used in the 1930s because back then closets weren't built. Closets weren't built because the people didn't have enough money to build closets. Today, chiffarobes are called armoires. The chiffarobes and present day armoires are used to hold objects such as clothes.

Works Cited
"Chifforobe"Wikipedia:The Free Encyclopedia. 2007. 19 April 2007.
http://.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chifforobe

Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. Warner Books New York: 1960.

By Harris and Emily
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