Earlier in the novel, she was terrified every time she passed the house. Scout thinks maybe he's still alive. Neglected by the boys, Scout spends her time hanging out with Miss Maudie Atkinson. The Gray Ghost One in a series of pulp fiction novels written in 1926 by Robert Schulkers. The narrator, speaking as an older Scout, says she never saw him again. She can visualize things from his perspective now, as Atticus once advised her to do, and from his front porch, she imagines how he has seen the years pass, and watched herself, Jem and Dill grow up.
At lunchtime, Miss Caroline asks everyone who isn't going home for lunch to show her their lunch pails. I was getting mighty tired of those things. Scout dreams of finally getting to talk to Boo, showing her desire to make him feel at home, and to show him that people might not be so bad. Her voice and viewpoint offer a glimpse of local events and personalities through the lens of childhood, which may not always grasp the entire story. The book opens by mentioning how at age twelve, Jem broke his arm. She often looks up to Atticus, who always displays an upright, solidly moral response for his reactions to events. They sneak under a wire fence and go through a gate.
Clearly, Scout has great respect for both her father and brother, and demonstrates a high level of maturity for her young age. Scout waits for him to come back, and is very afraid that something will happen to him while he is out, or that Atticus will catch him and discover that he is not at home. The chapter introduces the Ewell family, who will figure heavily into the latter part of the book. Atticus could not promise Tom that he would eventually go free, because he did not want to promise anything he couldn't be sure of. I say bustling because even though it was slow, it was the normal pace the people moved; you wouldn't see them moving any faster, so out of plain politeness, they bustled.
In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop; grass grew on the sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square. The author very carefully avoids giving the reader any information about Scout's future. How does the lady at Calpurnia's church react when she sees that Jem and Scout are there? Miss Gates just left me to my own devices as long as I remained attentive. You can have a seat now. Scout, however, has fallen asleep and consequently misses her entrance. Dill makes up a story about playing strip poker to explain Jem's missing pants, and Jem says they were playing with matches rather than cards, which would be considered unforgivable. They get home, and there is a big collection of neighbors already there.
Miss Gates was a little more understanding than Miss Caroline had been when she found out I could already read. Possibly, like Jem, Tom lost hope that people would listen to the voice of reason. Atticus explained further to the jury that he respected Mayella but the whole reason why she was trying to get Tom killed was to save her own reputation because in Maycomb county people who loved black people were culturally outcaste and that she was trying to save her own standing in society. Moreover, it is important to the story because it gives hint about what is going to happen in the story after and how racism is huge subject in the story. Miss Maudie sends Scout home with some poundcake. Scout wanted to say that Calpurnia was a girl and could help her more than Alexandria could but she decided to be polite and say quiet. Radley, and Scout plays Mrs.
The implication is that young people intrinsically expect certain human freedoms and have a natural sense for freedom and justice, which they only become aware of when the adults in society begin trying to take such freedoms away. Flashback: Scout's Uncle Jack has a history of flirting with Miss Maudie, though in a joking way. Aunt Alexandria ignored the question and continued in her annoying rude fashion. Ewell can be evil in unfathomable ways, she still upholds her faith in humankind and can face anything with courage. Dill ignored Scout and took a sip and told Scout to relax because it was just Coca-Cola. When lunchtime arrived, I ran all the way home.
He tells them to stop tormenting Boo, and lectures them about how Boo has a right to his privacy, and that they shouldn't go near the house unless they're invited. It sounds like the person behind them is wearing thick cotton pants. The sheriff urges Atticus, this once, to accept the situation even if it's not perfect according to law: Mr. She spoke out harshly against Atticus, and in a fit of rage, Jem attacked her flower bed. This was my own original idea, and I am very proud of it and the resulting 100 grade received. Every now and then she daydreams about seeing Boo sitting on the porch, and greeting him as if they spoke to each other every day.
The school may be attempting to turn the children into moral beings, but Scout's moral education occurs almost exclusively in her home or in the presence of Maycomb adults and friends. By leaving simple, harmless and thoughtful gifts for them, it becomes clear that Boo is a good person, which differs markedly from Scout and Jem's original feelings about him. Atticus calls Heck Tate, telling him that someone has attacked his children. A devoted gardener, Miss Maudie cultivates her yard with a passion. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. Apparently, when Tom's wife saw Atticus and Calpurnia, she seemed to faint, falling to the ground in a heap. In Scout's mind, this doesn't make sense and she goes to talk to Jem about it.
Link Deas is revealed as another member of the forces working for fairness in Maycomb by his defense of Helen against the menace of Mr. However, she surprises him and makes him incredibly proud by comparing Mr. He had not exactly answered my first question, and he already had me pondering the answer of the second one. Though she runs to tell Jem when she first discovers Boo is in their house, she reacts against this childish reflex and tactfully gives Boo his privacy. Another major theme in the novel that is introduced in this chapter is that of defining bravery.
Radley is standing inside his gate, and Atticus is there with various neighbors. Both agree quite strongly that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird, an animal symbolic of Boo Radley and , as neither has caused harm, and prove only to have pure hearts. The only time Scout saw Aunt Alexandria was at meal times. Link Deas again threatens him with jail and he stops this behavior. They did not go to church, Maycomb's principle recreation, but worshipped at home.