Underwood had the scene covered with a shotgun —aiding Atticus. To the children, Boo is only what they have heard from popular legend, and interpreted in their own imaginations. Though the children have never seen him, rumors abound that he is over six feet tall, has rotten yellow teeth, popping eyes and a drool, and eats raw animals. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 6 Although Atticus had instructed the children to leave Boo Radley alone, Jem and Dill just couldn't let it go. However, he gives his little sister support when she needs it even though he warns her not to tag along with him and his fifth-grade friends at school. She also says that most of the rumors about him aren't true. 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.
From Meridian, Mississippi, Dill will be spending the summer at the nearby house of Miss Rachel Haverford, his aunt. Eventually, however, Atticus catches them and asks if their game has anything to do with the Radleys. That is not always a good thing, of course, because it can be hard for a person to see the value of growth and change. Scout explains she doesn't remember learning how to read, but it seems she always knew how. She often looks up to Atticus, who always displays an upright, solidly moral response for his reactions to events. Small-town life cause rumors to spread more quickly.
Radley, but Jem insists on going. Scout Finch — a six year old girl who I think is attracted to hanging out with boys. Atticus teaches Scout about compromise: if she goes to school, Atticus will let her keep reading with him at home. Atticus tells Jem and Scout that patterns of history, family, identity, and temperament, both new and old, help make an individual. They had a cook named Calpurnia, an African American woman, who Scout always argued with. Many people come to Maycomb from other towns and cities throughout the county. At lunchtime, Miss Caroline asks everyone who isn't going home for lunch to show her their lunch pails.
They want to find out if they can see Boo or not. Dubose He is old, and was once witnessed urinating from his porch to the street light Events Jem, Dill, and Scout plan to peek into a broken shutter on the Radley home While sneaking up to the window they get shot at by Mr. Jem and Scout get permission to go sit with him that evening. Many professionals in the town charge their country clients in farm produce rather than monetary currency. Chapter 5 Jem and Dill have become closer friends, and Scout, being a girl, finds herself often excluded from their play. Jem runs into the Radleys' yard and touches the outside of the house.
Youth and immaturity is present in a child's perspective. Her teacher, Miss Caroline Fisher, is 21 years old and new to the Maycomb County schools. Jem responds that they were just playing with matches. When Jem sneaks back to get his pants later, and finds that they have been mended and hung up for him to retrieve, he is speechless. 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.
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. Pay Atticusfor legal services with firewood, nuts and turnipgreens. The note will ask him to come out sometimes and tell them what he's doing inside, and that they won't hurt him and will buy him ice cream. She cannot believe that anyone would believe a Ewell. Calpurnia and Miss Maudie are the main motherly influences in her life.
Scout is a real Tomboy, and she likes to be right in situations involving her. Flick - and the house was still. The Ewell children only need to come to school for the first day, and then the town will overlook the fact that they are absent, even though schooling is mandatory for all children. The crowd is so large that there really is nowhere for everyone to eat lunch, so they all camp out in the town square. The very religious Radley family stays indoors all day and rarely participates in community affairs, except during emergencies.
The shadow retreated and the kids took off running. Another major theme in the novel that is introduced in this chapter is that of defining bravery. Just about everyone makes an appearance in the courtroom except for Miss Maudie, who refuses to go to the trial. Scout depicts her world as a place of absolutes. Jem and dill plans to give a note to Boo radley The boys are busted by Atticus. After a moment Miss Stephanie noticed that Jem wasn't wearing pants. 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.
Scout's retelling of Jem's description of Boo shows how her young mind could not yet distinguish between fact and fiction. Atticus's opinions can usually be trusted, and he is convinced of the importance of dealing fairly and reasonably with all people, no matter what the circumstances. The next day, Jem and Dill hatch a plan to leave a note for Boo in the Radley's window, using a fishing line. He explained that Atticus had never whipped him before and he'd like to keep it that way, so he was going back for his pants. So on Dill's last nightin Maycomb, after watching pee off of his porch, Jem and Dill convinced Scout to go with them over to the Radley place and sneak up to the house to look in the window. This maturity is foreshadowed by Jem's broken arm and the fact that the story is told in retrospect.