When Jem returns home from school, he's appalled that Scout would not only take, but eat, something from the Radley home. As you can see from our general To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 1 summary, the topic of racism is not touched. Atticus told Dill that he had to tell Miss Rachel so that she could let his mom know he was ok and that he was going to ask Miss Rachel if it was ok if he spent the night. Scout is a tomboy who prefers the company of boys and generally solves her differences with her fists. Cecil and Scout entertain themselves at the fair until the pageant begins, visiting different booths and taking part in the fair.
Judge Taylor furiously expels Deas from the courtroom for interrupting. After school one day, she passes the Radley Place and sees some tinfoil sticking out of a knothole in one of the Radleys' oak trees. During this time, Scout has a very difficult time restraining from physically fighting with other children, a tendency that gets her in trouble with her Aunt Alexandra and Uncle Jack. Chapter 9 - Atticus is chosen to defend Tom Robinson, and he accepts. Things proceed fairly smoothly until they're caught by Atticus, who forbids them to set one more foot on the Radley property and to leave Mr. The two most common directions in which it may go is either to describe the development of a particular character or to explore a particular theme. Ewell meant to seriously harm or kill the children.
Jem broke the child code and went and got Atticus. At this point, Scout simply accepts such differences as the way things are; she feels neither sympathy nor prejudice toward Walter. Calpurnia- Cal is the Finch's cook, nanny, and is a mother-figure to Scout and Jem. She investigates and finds two sticks of gum. She interacts with him in a serious and grown-up fashion. She calls Jem in and they discover Dill hiding there.
The three are obsessed with the seeing another neighbor, Boo Radley. This plan constitutes an attempt to avoid the unsupervised mischief of the previous Halloween, when someone burglarized the house of two elderly sisters and hid all of their furniture in their basement. Scout doesn't realize that Walter, having come from a different background, has different habits than she does. Their sister, Alexandra Finch, stayed to run the Landing. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough. Scout came out into the front room and they immediately stopped fighting and Alexandria was visibly upset.
In Chapter 30, Atticus is trying to uphold the law by demanding that Jem be brought to trial for the crime of murdering Mr. Jem and Scout heard a grunt. Scout finally sees that she does know one man in the crowd, Mr. At first they think it's their friend, Cecil, trying to scare them, but they begin to realize that it's not. Alexandra tries to make Atticus talk to his children about family pride, but he just ends up upsetting Scout.
She returns home and finds Atticus sitting in Jem's room. Clearly, Lee sees problems with this sort of society. Scout really can't see outside of her costume, but she hears Jem being pushed away, and she feels powerful arms squeezing her costume's chicken wire against her skin. Scout depicts her world as a place of absolutes. He is the local lawyer in Maycomb County, and tries hard to raise his children so they have integrity and the ability to come to their own conclusions about things. The narrator, Jean Louise Finch, who goes by the nickname Scout, begins to tell the story of how her brother Jem broke his arm. He makes a valiant attempt but succeeds only in making Scout cry.
In fact, Burris only comes to school the first day of every school year, making a token appearance to avoid trouble with the law. To tone down the talk about him around the town he pretends to be a drunk, but it is really Coca Cola that is in the paper sack he carries around. They got caught and he had to leave them behind or risk getting shot. Scout recounts how, as a boy, Boo got in trouble with the law, and his father imprisoned him in the house as punishment. In this section of the novel, Aunt Alexandra seems to be representative of the outside world and adulthood. Like the Finches: , her brother Jem, and their father Atticus. One night they're all relaxing in the living room when Mr.
While a sleepy Scout stands on the street trying not to freeze, someone drapes a blanket over her shoulders without her noticing: turns out that someone was Boo Radley, and it freaks Scout out that he was right there and she didn't even notice. Scout reaches home, and Aunt Alexandra goes to call Dr. When they get back home from church, they find Aunt Alexandra on the front porch swing waiting for them. She is stern but loving underneath, and tries hard to keep Scout on the straight and narrow. Something is crushed against her and she hears metal ripping. Although she doesn't realize it, she makes them all realize that they are acting barbaric and finally it's Mr. Chapter 5 -The kids try and slip a note through the Radley house window, but they get caught by Atticus.