Jem tells Scout that school will get better for her. Scout is angry at him for not taking her side and fights him. Jem plays Boo, Dill plays Mr. Jem has to run into the yard and retrieve the tire. They return home and gloomily await Atticus's return, knowing that they will be in trouble. Atticus tells him one can't hold a sick old lady responsible for what she says. Having lost much of his childhood after being kept inside his home at all times, perhaps Boo is nostalgic and lives vicariously through watching Scout and Jem play, live, and grow.
Years later, the narrator, an aged Scout, explains she eventually came to understand that Atticus wanted her to hear everything he said. However, Scout doesn't feel sorry for her considering her unfriendly treatment that morning. Bob Ewell is asked to write his name and everyone discovers that he is left handed. Although Jem and Scout don't know he is going to the jail until they decide to sneak out and they see him reading a newspaper in front of the jailhouse. The very religious Radley family stays indoors all day and rarely participates in community affairs, except during emergencies. As a society, we must acknowledge this history and the affect it has on our country today.
Analysis The third and final summer chronicled in To Kill a Mockingbird begins in these chapters. The fact that Jem insists on taking the bag shows both maturity and lack of prejudice on his part. When the conversation with Boo ends, so do childish games, and Jem must mature. Dubose's goal is to break free from her addiction to morphine. In the presence of black people she speaks in typical African-American slang, however in the presence of Atticus, Jem, or Scout, she speaks in a formal manner. The narrowness of her own experience, seen through the book, demonstrates the rigidity of Maycomb's segregated society.
Then Scout asks Jem how he knows that they didn't come from 'negroes', but Jem says that Uncle Jack Finch said they didn't. GradeSaver, 29 July 2007 Web. They make do with everything they have. However, Miss Maudie seems to think that serving living things - whether human or floral - is an important part of serving God. Glimer accuses Tom of lying. If you have already read the book, then it should be no challenge to you. 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.
Scout sees a man carrying Jem to the house. He then ran for the sheriff. Those who have power must be careful not to use it cruelly against the innocent and harmless. When Atticus decides to take the car which is strange because he prefers to walk over drive Scout and Jem's uneasy feelings are confirmed. Blackstone's Commentaries one of the most important books ever written on British law, written by Sir William Blackstone 1723—80; Eng. As the trial progresses, it becomes more and more clear that Tom is very likely innocent.
The Cunninghams are not all necessarily illiterate and ignorant because of a lack of intelligence, but because they are subject to a system which subverts their chances of receiving a good education. The children tell , who takes one look at the dog and immediately calls Atticus to tell him that there's a rabid dog in the neighborhood. All the other children in the class understand this: growing up in this setting teaches children that people can behave a certain way simply because of the family or group that they come from. Calpurnia leads a double life. Dubose are both brave, even heroic, and he wants the children to follow their example. Curious about the trial, Scout asks her father what rape is.
This is when, she claims, that Tom took advantage of her. Scout realizes Tom Robinson is the man Atticus is defending, and asks what he did. Atticus teaches Scout about compromise: if she goes to school, Atticus will let her keep reading with him at home. Lula - Lula represents the old generation of blacks that do not accept white people and are unable to move on from the past. Though still frightened of him, they wish to befriend him and help him now. Dubose's house for a long time. Literary Devices Chapter Questions Sermon - a talk on a religious or moral subject, esp.
She is still very much living in the innocence of childhood, while Jem is becoming more and more mature. The next day, they are horrified to discover that someone has filled their hole up with cement. Radley fills it up claiming he is trying to save the obviously healthy tree from dying, it becomes fairly clear that Boo Radley has been leaving the presents for the children. Heck Tate tells that he did not call for medical help. Ewell can hunt out of season because everyone knows he spends his relief checks on whiskey and his children won't eat if he doesn't hunt. Clearly, Boo watches the children, and his actions in these chapters foreshadow his daring rescue later on.
Scout has never seen anything like their church before, and marvels at how the Church doesn't even have hymns. Calpurnia is the first to recognize the serious nature of the situation, and she immediately makes the right phone calls, and runs to warn the neighbors. These small disappointments and challenges hint at the larger inconsistencies and unexpected outcomes of Tom Robinson's trial, which follows. At the church, a black woman named Lula tries to tell Calpurnia that white children don't belong at the church. Upon closer examination, they realize that the figures are images of themselves. Scout does, however, see a slight move of the window shutter, as if someone was peeking, but she is not sure that she is not imagining it. She claims that she fought Tom Robinson as much as she could.
She also notes that the fire probably started because she kept a fire going that night to keep her potted plants warm. In a more affluent social group, the very wealthy can act as philanthropists, doling out large sums to support the very poor without significant sacrifice to their own large fortunes. To avoid making Boo suffer a trial, the sheriff and Atticus agree that Bob Ewell fell on his own knife. After realizing Miss Caroline doesn't know what that means, Scout explains that the Cunninghams don't accept other people's help, and just try to get by with what little they have. They represent a new generation of educated black people and bring hope to other blacks who also desire an education.