As soon as it's gone, the three children run as fast as they can back home, but Jem loses his pants in the gate. Ewell can hunt out of season because everyone knows he spends his relief checks on whiskey and his children won't eat if he doesn't hunt. Do you think Calpurnia or the narrator should change their interactions with each other? Explain and use quotes from the text to support your answer. Dill, the new kid in town, represents an outside influence upon the children that affects them deeply, whereas the family history Scout recounts is a more inexorable pattern which existed long before the children were born. However, she learns a great deal about people in and out of the classroom. Dolphus pretends he is an alcoholic so that the people of Maycomb will have an excuse for his behavior, but in fact he only drinks out of a paper bag to try to hide it. Scout's real name is Jean.
The children comfort her and she reads them a story. At the end of the novel, Scout is a complex thinker. The chapter introduces the Ewell family, who will figure heavily into the latter part of the book. Maycomb society is typical for any southern American society in the 1930s, racism, sexism and prejudice are very evident. Lee gives the reader a first glimpse into Atticus' reasoning abilities and personal beliefs in his choice to compromise with Scout rather than confront or ignore Miss Caroline. Atticus plans to appeal the verdict, but before he can do so, Tom is shot and killed while trying to escape the prison where he is being held.
After dinner she tells Atticus she doesn't want to go back. I love how honorable Atticus is! They have never actually seen or talked to him and yet they are still children and believe most of the things they hear. Dill's actual name is Charles Baker Harris. Finch's Landing passed from son to son until the present generation, when Scout's father, Atticus, became a lawyer in Maycomb, Alabama. GradeSaver, 29 July 2007 Web. Is the question asking who Dill was in the book or who Dill was based on? Same as most stories, this one starts with an exposition. He is about 40, which is 10 years younger than Atticus.
Analysis In these two chapters, Lee uses Scout to help the reader gain a better understanding of the Maycomb community and how it functions. On the other hand, he helps Miss Maudie by saving some of her belongings when her house is on fire. Despite this, Scout has heard her say that the blacks need to be taught a lesson after Tom's trial. We already see that despite the Finches are not very rich and slavery is already abolished in the 1930s, it is still not uncommon for a white household to hire help from the black community. . Lee uses that explanation as foreshadowing — a literary device that alludes to something that will happen later in the story — of Mayella Ewell's reliance on special consideration for the accusations she brings against Tom Robinson.
Jem plays Boo, Dill plays Mr. This character is believed to be based on author , a childhood friend of Harper Lee. Employed by Link Deas following the death of her husband, she is repeatedly harassed by Bob Ewell when traveling to work. He is well known to Scout and Jem. Aunt Alexandra Finch Aunt Alexandra is Atticus's sister. In fact, he has children with a black woman. People are on the Radley case, but they are more involved in another case: Character 12 Tom Robinson Mr.
Would you like to live there? She does not act condescendingly towards them, even though they are young children. In case with this novel, a simple summary of To Kill a Mockingbird will do. The dog's body is collected by Zeebo. Jack tries to beat scout for cussing, but he doesn't see her side of the story. How do the Finch siblings think of him? If you are taking an advanced English class, however, then your task will be more creative, and you will have to expand upon a given topic.
However, she breaks a social taboo by trying to seduce Tom, then reacts with cowardice by accusing him of rape and perjuring against him in court. Calpurnia A black woman who works as the Finch family's cook and housekeeper. Later, Scout mentions to Dill that old Mr. However, she explains the full story and charitably persuades her uncle not to punish Francis about it, but to let Atticus think they had been fighting about something else although Atticus later discovers the truth. Calpurnia and Miss Maudie are the main motherly influences in her life. Scout starts to explain the circumstances that led to the broken arm that her older brother, Jem, sustained many years earlier; she begins by recounting her family history.
He is poor like Walter. This teaches Scout a lesson in humility and compassion. After realizing Miss Caroline doesn't know what that means, Scout explains that the Cunninghams don't accept other people's help, and just try to get by with what little they have. 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. You just remember that, you ain't makin' me go nowhere! Scout is all the more confused because her father is not like the authority figures she meets at school. Scout rudely asks him what he's doing and Calpurnia gives her a lecture in the kitchen about how to treat guests - even if they're from a family like the Cunninghams. Miss Maudie is honest in her speech and her ways, with a witty tongue, and Scout considers her a trusted friend.
Explain race relations in the context of when this book was written. As a young boy, he was in trouble with the police, and his strictly religious and reclusive parents have kept him indoors ever since. Atticus asks her to understand the situation from Miss Caroline's point of view - Miss Caroline can't be expected to know what to do with her students when she doesn't know anything about them yet. No one had seen Boo since, but he supposedly comes out at night and eats cats and things like that. However, she is clearly a victim of her father's control. Meeting Scout's classmates paves the way for meeting their adult family members later in the book.