Jem gets scared someone might try to hurt Atticus. Underwood, the owner, editor, and printer of The Maycomb Tribune. Scout's attempts to reassure Mr. Radley is standing inside his gate, and Atticus is there with various neighbors. To begin the day, Miss Caroline reads a saccharine children's story about cats, which leaves the children feeling restless. Scout agrees and Atticus reads to her and Jem from the papers.
Scout decided to ask Aunt Alexandria if she would miss Uncle Jimmy, her husband. This maturity is foreshadowed by Jem's broken arm and the fact that the story is told in retrospect. Scout is a tomboy who prefers the company of boys and generally solves her differences with her fists. Aunt Alexandria explained that Jem and Scout were growing up and that she and Atticus thought it would be a good idea if she helped. Men begin to get out of the cars and gather in front of the jail house. 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.
The school system, as represented by Miss Caroline, is well-intentioned, but also somewhat powerless to make a dent in patterns of behavior which are deeply ingrained in the town's social fabric. After fifteen years living at home, the thirty-three-year-old Boo is rumored to have stabbed his father in the leg with a pair of scissors and then quietly continued about his business of cutting out newspaper articles. Later, toward the end of the school year, Jem and Scout find two polished Indian-head pennies, good luck tokens, inside the same knothole. Gilmer tricks Tom into saying that he felt sorry for her, which might lose the trial for him. Chapter 19 -Tom says his side of the story, and it is that she asked him to fix something, then when he got inside, she threw herself at him. Chapter 15 -Heck Tate came to tell Atticus that Tom Robinson was being moved to the Maycomb jail and warns him that there might be trouble.
Underwood had them 'covered' from his office window with his double-barreled shotgun. Atticus teaches Scout about compromise: if she goes to school, Atticus will let her keep reading with him at home. 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. Scout is careful, but eventually decides to chew them. But this strange change in Atticus makes Scout cry, and with relief he gives up. He tells the other men that they're going to leave, and they do.
Scout Finch lives with her brother Jem and their father Atticus in the fictitious town of Maycomb, Alabama. Cunningham of his own human dignity by asking him questions about his son, Walter. Cunningham squats down and tells Scout that he's going to give Walter her message. Miss Maudie explains that the Radleys are foot-washing Baptists - they believe all pleasure is a sin against God, and stay inside most of the time reading the Bible. Radley, Boo's father, had only been seen on his daily trip to collect groceries from 11:30am-12pm, and the family worshipped together in their own home on Sundays. Jem runs into the Radleys' yard and touches the outside of the house.
Scout searches for a familiar face. Scout also learns that the reason Walter Cunningham doesn't pass first grade is because he has to leave school in the spring to help around the farm. They are concerned about Tom Robinson's stay in the Maycomb jail. Where a person comes from — his ancestry — is important, and like many small towns, Maycomb's citizens are suspicious of outsiders. So, he only uses his shooting ability when he must in order to protect those in his family.
After this, they hear a voice nearby and Mr. Dill's fascination, in particular, leads to all sorts of games and plans to try and get Boo to come outside. While everyone hunkers down, the sheriff gives Atticus his gun, asking him to shoot the dog. To Kill a Mockingbird chapter summary in under five minutes! In this video, Professor Bradley Greenburg from Northeastern Illinois University provides and in depth summary and analysis of the plot, characters and themes of Chapter 13 in Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Miss Maudie also believes in the importance of pleasure and the enjoyment of life. Maycomb is a small, close-knit town, and every family has its social station depending on where they live, who their parents are, and how long their ancestors have lived in Maycomb. However, Jem can remember his mother and Scout notices that he is occasionally nostalgic about her.
Chapter 16 -Everybody is gathering around for the trial. Rather than congratulating Scout on her knowledge, Miss Caroline believes Scout is being taught incorrectly and tells her not to read at home anymore. Part One Chapter 1 The chapter opens with the introduction of the narrator, Scout Jean Louise Finch, her older brother Jem Jeremy , and their friend and neighbor, Dill Charles Baker Harris. To her surprise, it's Dill. 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. Scout narrates the book in the first person, but in the past tense.
The children don't know if the knothole is someone's hiding place or if the pennies are a gift, but decide to take them and keep them safely at the bottom of Jem's trunk. Jem explains that he's never been whipped by Atticus and doesn't want to be. In the confusion, she did not notice at the time when it happened. Atticus strongly believes that Tom Robinson is innocence; however, he knows Tom's chances of winning are low since he is facing an all-white jury. Radley, and Scout plays Mrs. A swept yard was typically kept neat and clean using straw sagebrush brooms.