When they reach the jail, the find that Atticus is sitting outside in a chair reading the newspaper. Link Deas stood up and shouted that he wanted everyone to know the Tom had worked for him for 8 years and had never caused him trouble and was a good man. Instead, they decide to build a snowman-shaped figure out of dirt and cover it with snow. After Tom performed that favor for her, Mayella often asked him to help her with odd jobs around the house as he passed by. Instead, her son, who can read, sings out a line of a hymn and the crowd repeats it. Her teacher, Miss Caroline Fisher, is 21 years old and new to the Maycomb County schools. The children's adventure to the Radley place one more time shows how interested they really are in finding out if Boo Radley is real.
Thus, he pretends to be a drunkard. Chapter 14 -Aunt Alexandra doesn't want Calpurnia to work for the Finches, but Atticus had to convince Alexandra to let her stay. Scout mentally recollects how Mr. The court witnesses this exchange, and then the children are pointed out to Atticus. However, Scout doesn't feel sorry for her considering her unfriendly treatment that morning. Summary: Chapter 11 On the way to the business district in Maycomb is the house of Mrs. Despite everything that has happened, Miss Maudie is in good spirits the next day.
Atticus then takes Scout and the other children home. Scout tried to explain that that was Mr. He impresses the Finch children with his dramatic recounting of the movie Dracula, which wins him their respect and friendship. They did not go to church, Maycomb's principle recreation, but worshipped at home. Tom Swift boys' pulp fiction serial featuring famed, fictitious inventor and adventurer, Tom Swift.
Novels that deal with the formation of a maturing character are called bildungsroman or coming-of-age stories. One boy, , has no pail and refuses to accept Miss Caroline's loan of a quarter to buy something with. Scout asks if she can go with Calpurnia again, and Aunt Alexandra is outraged. Just as he fathers Jem and Scout in good moral virtues, he tries to teach the town a lesson and infuse them with more virtuous ideas. Gilmer was asking questions like they were already true and asked how long Tom had his eye on Mayella.
Tom said that he felt sorry for Mayella. Later that night, Scout overhears Jack telling Atticus he doesn't understand children. Scout makes him promise not to tell Atticus, however, because Atticus had asked her not to fight anyone over what is said about him. Attiucs told him that they were in court and that Tom was to tell the Truth. The children's attempts to connect with Boo evoke, again, the sense that children will be able to see Boo with more decency and sincerity than the rest of the populace.
In an aside, the narrator explains that Atticus is showing how honest Tom is and that he has nothing to hide from the jury. Jem seems to still want a reason to explain why some people act the way they do; he feels that he has outgrown Scout's viewpoint and needs a new one that is calibrated to his more mature mind. She attacks Francis and is punished by Uncle Jack, who had warned her not to fight or curse. Link Deas, Tom's employer for many years, suddenly stand up in the courtroom and says that Tom Robinson has never been a problem for him and has never done anyone harm, which causes a stir in the courtroom. This is obviously where the title of the novel comes from, and it is a metaphor for never harming a person or thing that is innocent. 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.
Soon, Dill becomes fascinated with the nearby Radley house, and more particularly with the legendary Boo Radley who lives inside. Scout is almost six, and Jem is almost ten. Years later, an older Scout realizes that her father meant her to overhear the conversation. They leave it there for a few days, but no one takes it, so they claim it for their own. Francis's insults quickly turn towards race and his comments mirror Cecil's when he taunts Scout by calling Atticus a 'nigger-lover. From Meridian, Mississippi, Dill will be spending the summer at the nearby house of Miss Rachel Haverford, his aunt.
Appomattox town in central Virginia, near Lynchburg: In a former nearby village Appomattox Court House , Lee surrendered to Grant April 9, 1865 , ending the Civil War. Atticus goes to the jail with the intention of preventing a lynch mob from getting to Tom Robinson. Gilmer gets up and cross-examines Tom. She also has to put up with the prim and proper Alexandra, who insists that Scout dress like a lady instead of wearing pants. Gilmer, the prosecutor, questions Heck Tate. Chapter 16 -Everybody is gathering around for the trial.
No, but they have to try anyway. Dubose could represent anything good. She says that Arthur was a nice boy when she used to know him. Chapter 4 School continues; the year goes by. Summary: Chapter 19 Tom testifies that he always passed the Ewell house on the way to work and that Mayella often asked him to do chores for her. 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.