To put it another way, Scout gets lucky. Scout begins to look forward to Dill's return that summer; however, she is disappointed when she receives a letter from him saying that his mother has remarried and he will be staying with his family in Meridian that summer instead. Scout's ability to separate Mr. Though the children have never seen him, rumors abound that he is over six feet tall, has rotten yellow teeth, popping eyes and a drool, and eats raw animals. The light is an unusual addition to the scene: it would not occur outside the jail unless Atticus brought it there. Similarly, Scout and Jem will learn the full importance of justice later in the book through the trial of Tom Robinson, where justice is withheld and denied to a black man.
They did not go to church, Maycomb's principle recreation, but worshipped at home. Jem plays Boo, Dill plays Mr. She also appears quite afraid of Atticus. As if things aren't bad enough, Jem and Scout hear rumors that the girl's dad has been indirectly threatening their dad. Even though he knows the real truth, he prefers the story he makes up. She orders Atticus to lecture them on the subject of their ancestry.
The Cunninghams must keep the farm running in order to survive, and because the school system does not make any accommodations for farm children, there is a self-perpetuating societal cycle for farm families to remain uneducated and ignorant. Throughout the book, a number of characters Jem, Tom Robinson, Dill, Boo Radley, Mr. There is no one clear way to worship God, but the chapter suggests that reading the Bible inside all day may be an application of God's law which, like the hunting law when applied to the Ewell's, becomes self-defeating if applied too severely. In Chapter 4, we see that the schools have attempted to teach children how to behave in groups and how to be upstanding citizens, but Scout notes that her father and Jem learned these traits without the kind of schooling she is getting. Another major theme in the novel that is introduced in this chapter is that of defining bravery. Radley, but Jem insists on going.
Newcomers arrived rarely, and when a new person married a Maycomb family, the new genes were noticeable. Given the enormous amount of racism in Maycomb, it becomes incredibly unlikely that whites will treat blacks with respect. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 13 Summary By Harper Lee The main points that happen in this chapter include: - Aunt Alexandria is going to live with Jem and Scout for a while to help Scout become a lady - Scout is super bummed about it because Aunt Alexandria is a bit of a witch -Cousin Lilly Brooke comes by and Aunt Alexandria gets super pissed that Scout doesn't come in and greet her like a lady should -Alexandria tries to get Jem and Scout to respect their heritage and Jem and Scout pretty much say it like it is. However, Atticus is lenient, and calls Miss Rachel to inform her of the situation and ask if Dill can stay the night. For instance, he first determined exactly what injuries Mayella suffered, and then manipulates Ewell into revealing that he is left-handed, and that a left-handed man most likely beat Mayella, causing bruising on the right side of her face. The note will ask him to come out sometimes and tell them what he's doing inside, and that they won't hurt him and will buy him ice cream.
When all the excitement dies down, it turns out that Mr. The following evening, Atticus goes into town, and Jem, Scout, and Dill follow him. Cunningham wanted to hurt Atticus when he usually is Atticus's friend. A hefty portion of the story focuses on prejudice and the relationships between African Americans and whites in the Southern United States in general, and Maycomb, specifically. Dill tells a long story about being locked and chained in a basement and escaping with a traveling animal show.
Jem's behavior in Chapter 14 seems to betray Dill, and demonstrates his progress into the adult sphere. Ewell or Mayella, and is kind and courteous, despite insults he receives. In this chapter, Lee also reveals how Scout looks to Jem for support and wisdom. Aunt Alexandra begins trying to form Scout into a proper Southern girl, and meets with much opposition. However, Jem notes that probably doesn't count because it was so long ago.
Atticus orders the children to go home, but Jem refuses. Scout is angry at him for not taking her side and fights him. She starts with her family history: Simon Finch fled England to escape religious persecution. Chapter 5 Jem and Dill have become closer friends, and Scout, being a girl, finds herself often excluded from their play. Cunningham of his own human dignity by asking him questions about his son, Walter. Luckily, a friend talks him out of it.
Atticus breaks up the fight and sends them off to bed. The only time Scout saw Aunt Alexandria was at meal times. At school, Scout gets flak from her classmates because her father, a lawyer, has taken on a new client, a black man named. At the start of Chapter 12, Jem has turned twelve years old, and he continues to grow farther apart from Scout. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 13 Summary By Harper Lee The beginning of this chapter starts off directly where the last chapter left off. Scout explains the history of how the town came to be and that the town was somewhat isolated from growth because it was so far away from the river so they were forced to marry their cousins.
At lunchtime, Miss Caroline asks everyone who isn't going home for lunch to show her their lunch pails. Subsequent situations and circumstances chip away at all that the children know to be true as maturity confronts them. Though the other boys were sent to industrial school for punishment, and ironically received excellent educations, Arthur Radley's family preferred to keep him hidden inside the home. To Dill, it seemed they would rather spend time alone together that with him. Because they're kids, Scout, Jem, and Dill accept town legends as truth and have a simple and simplistic idea of good and evil: Boo is evil; their other neighbors are good. Therefore, when Miss Caroline writes the alphabet on the board and Scout reads it through easily, then reads from her reader and from the local paper, Miss Caroline forbids Scout to let Atticus teach her to read anymore. A shadowy group of men emerges.
The men make allusions to Tom being moved to the Maycomb jail the next day Sunday , because the trial will occur on Monday. Scout explains further how the town had such a tight knit group of people because they had been around each other for generations and saying and Gossips had developed about each family. She says that Arthur was a nice boy when she used to know him. Cannas any of a genus Canna broad-leaved tropical plants, often grown for ornament because of the striking foliage and brilliant flowers. The Gray Ghost One in a series of pulp fiction novels written in 1926 by Robert Schulkers. This narrative device allows the reader to understand more about some of the events that Scout recounts than the young narrator is completely aware of. Miss Maudie's description of Boo helps the children understand him as a victim of his upbringing.