Atticus said that it would be worse than he could imagine. Scout waited for Jack to betray her trust and he never did. After a few minutes of waiting, Aunt Alexandria came out and asked them what was going on. They can't understand how she can be so positive and interested in them when she's lost everything. When Uncle Jack got off the train and Scout and Jem first saw him he had two packages.
Raymond can be identified as mockingbirds—innocents who have been injured or destroyed through contact with evil. Unsurprisingly, Scout is as unhappy in second grade as she was in first, but Jem promises her that school gets better the farther along one goes. In another nod to how their world is changing, Jem and Scout have a chance to meet Boo Radley, but are too absorbed in something else to notice. The fire itself is symbolic of the upcoming conflicts that Scout and the community will face. Discuss the exchange between Scout and Francis at Finch's Landing. Soon, Dill becomes fascinated with the nearby Radley house, and more particularly with the legendary Boo Radley who lives inside. Jack asked Atticus how bad the whole deal with the trial was going to be.
Christmas arrives, and so does Atticus' brother Jack. Alexandra's grandson, Francis, begins teasing Scout about Atticus defending a black man. And, instead of seeing the blanket as a gift, Scout is sick to her stomach. She was tempted every year to ask Alexandria if she could join them on the big table and even asked Atticus to use his influence to get her to the big table but he said that when you are a guest you sit wherever the host tells you to sit. There was a knock at her door and when Uncle Jack made it known that it was him she told him to go away.
Lee subtly and masterfully drives this point home by having the children create a nearly exact replica of Mr. From the children's point-of-view, their most compelling neighbor is Boo Radley, a recluse whom none of them has ever seen. Every Christmas, Uncle Jack comes down to Maycomb from Boston and all the Finch's gather at Finch's landing to spend the holidays with Scout's dreaded Aunt Alexandra and her awful grandson Francis. I hope they trust me enough. Another major theme in the novel that is introduced in this chapter is that of defining bravery. Throughout the book, a number of characters Jem, Tom Robinson, Dill, Boo Radley, Mr.
Francis annoyingly came and sat by Scout and they started to chat. 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. . At school, Scout gets flak from her classmates because her father, a lawyer, has taken on a new client, a black man named. The next day, Jem and Scout find that the knothole has been filled with cement. The kids sneak over to see, and it's pretty apparent to us, at least that the white woman, , is lying. 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.
Fifteen years later Boo stabbed his father in the leg with a pair of scissors, but his father refused to send Boo to an asylum. Scout recounts how, as a boy, Boo got in trouble with the law and his father imprisoned him in the house as punishment. Ironically, the Finch family owned slaves at one time, making Atticus' defense of Tom that much more noble. Their cook, an old black woman named Calpurnia, helps to raise the children and keep the house. How did Scout and Jem feel about the holiday? Summary: Chapter 11 On the way to the business district in Maycomb is the house of Mrs. That night, Atticus wakes Scout and helps her put on her bathrobe and coat and goes outside with her and Jem.
The plan temporarily maintained the balance between free and slave states. Scout said that Francis was the most boring child she had ever met and that anything she did Francis would go and tell his mom who in turn would tell Atticus. In the summer of 1933, when Jem is nearly ten and Scout almost six, a peculiar boy named Charles Baker Harris moves in next door. Dubose had given her maid for Jem; in it lies a single white camellia. Uncle Jack was confused but let Scout explain further. I felt extremely noble for having remembered. Dubose, a cantankerous old lady who always shouts at Jem and Scout as they pass by.
Through Scout, Lee gives the reader a feel for the small Southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, which is loosely based on Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. I don't know what you're talkin' about, but you better cut it out this red hot minute! Jem runs into the Radleys' yard and touches the outside of the house. As punishment, Jem must go to her house every day for a month and read to her. Neither fires nor cold are common in Maycomb, and the community is forced to look at situations from a different perspective. Summary Scout, the narrator, remembers the summer that her brother Jem broke his arm, and she looks back over the years to recall the incidents that led to that climactic event. Luckily, a friend talks him out of it.
The first example of Dill as conscience comes when he and Jem disagree about the method for making a turtle come out of its shell. He told Scout that he was defending a man named Tom Robinson. Her Uncle Jack is a doctor in Boston, while her Aunt Alexandra runs Finch's Landing. The story starts with the first summer that Scout and Jem meet Dill, a little boy from Meridian, Mississippi who spends the summers with his aunt, the Finchs' next-door neighbor Miss Rachel Haverford. Scout accompanies him and they endure Mrs. He told her she should want to grow up to be a lady.
A patient and loving, if somewhat unusual, father, Atticus acts as the voice of reason for his children, and later the entire town. Jack now realizes that Francis was the one who started the fight and that Scout's reasons for hitting him were understandable. Scout as narrator is key to the novel's success. After Chapter 8, everything Scout believes turns topsy-turvy, and the things she takes as absolutes are going to come into question. Blacks aren't judged on their own merits, but on their relationships with the white folks in town, just as the mudman isn't something to be admired until he is a white snowman. The outside world continues to impose standards of femininity on Scout in Chapter 8 and 9. Tate knows he can't shoot that well.