Dolphus Raymond drinking liquor from a paper bag and sitting with the black people. All white children — even the Ewells — are afforded the opportunity to learn to read. He tells them to stop tormenting Boo, and lectures them about how Boo has a right to his privacy, and that they shouldn't go near the house unless they're invited. Scout said that after a little bit it felt like Aunt Alexandria had always lived with them. Instead, her son, who can read, sings out a line of a hymn and the crowd repeats it. Clearly, more will soon be revealed.
She seems to believe that behaviors and character traits are hereditary, passed on from one generation to the next - one family might have a Gambling Streak, or a Mean Streak, or a Funny Streak. Scout tried to figure out what Aunt Alexandria was doing there and asked if she was visiting. Lee uses the children's ignorance to underscore the injustice African Americans receive in all aspects of their lives. Aunt Alexandra doesn't come from a mean place, much like many of the people in Maycomb County. Jem is concerned that the men outside mean Atticus harm, but Atticus assures him later that those men are his friends and are not part of a gang or the Ku Klux Klan, whom Atticus claims is gone and will never come back.
What are they designed to do? The function of the griot in sub-Saharan African Culture was to transfer cultures through oral communication. In the packed courthouse, the children have trouble getting seats until helps them find seats upstairs in the balcony where the black people sit. Upon moving in, she makes herself right at home and is well liked and welcomed by all the neighbors. She is very distraught and cries in the witness stand, saying that she is afraid of Atticus. Cunningham, when entailed, repaid Atticus for his legal services by giving the Finch family hickory nuts, stove wood, and other farm produce.
She has a strong idea of what Finch women should be like, based upon years of family tradition, and tries to impose this onto Scout. Upon learning she is chewing found gum, Jem makes her spit it out. Ewell is allowed to hunt out of season because he is known to be an alcoholic who spends his relief money on whiskey - if he can't hunt, his children may not eat. The physical representation of this facet of childhood is represented in Jem's daring rush into the Radleys' yard, in which he enters a space that has been fundamentally condemned by the entire town. How was the simile used? Scout depicts her world as a place of absolutes.
Instead of playing with the boys, Scout often sits with their neighbor, the avid gardener Miss , watches the sun set on her front steps, or partakes of Miss Maudie's fine homemade cake. When the children return home, they find Aunt Alexandra waiting for them. Discuss the irony of the following statement and the situation which it describes on pg. He treats everyone on the stand with the same respect, no matter who they are or where they come from. Scout wants to be like Burris Ewell and not have to go to school at all. Her total revenue last… 830 Words 3 Pages I did not expect that I would like To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee as much as I do. Scout asks if she can go with Calpurnia again, and Aunt Alexandra is outraged.
As he had talked, he had realized the ludicrous request Alexandra had made on him and his children and told them to ignore what he'd said. Underwood was looking out for him until after the mob disperses. However, he gives his little sister support when she needs it even though he warns her not to tag along with him and his fifth-grade friends at school. Individuals are not judged on their own qualities, but rather upon stereotypes forced upon their entire clan. Scout observes , whom she considers to be a rather good, sensible judge.
Except for a lady name Lula, they are portrayed in a very positive manner. Consequently, the children are surprised when they ironically experience prejudice while attending Calpurnia's church. So stunned, Scout begins to weep, which causes a change in Atticus. Scout's ability to separate Mr. Aunt Alexandra wants Jem and Scout to understand their history and be proud, but they have a hard time listening to all of this from someone they don't necessarily respect.
To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 13 announced that she'd be staying with them because she and had decided that it was time the children had a feminine influence in their home. Aunt Alexandra Aunt Alexandra, Atticus' sister, tells Jem and Scout that she is here not just for a visit but to stay awhile. She is old-fashioned and proper, and often refers to the people of Maycomb in light of their family history. When they reach the jail, the find that Atticus is sitting outside in a chair reading the newspaper. From Meridian, Mississippi, Dill will be spending the summer at the nearby house of Miss Rachel Haverford, his aunt. The Finch family and Dill head home. Subsequent situations and circumstances chip away at all that the children know to be true as maturity confronts them.