Atticus gives Jem a box that Mrs. She returns home and finds Atticus sitting in Jem's room. Link Deas, Tom's old employer, who offers her a job because he feels so badly about what happened to Tom. We then discover that the events take place in the rural South in the times of the Great Depression namely, in a small town called Maycomb, Alabama, in 1933. With Boo safely home, Scout returns to Jem's room where Atticus is waiting. Something tears at the metal mesh, and she hears struggling behind her. They try for many years to get him to come out, and all their schemes never work.
Miss Stephanie adds that Mr. The next day, Maycomb's black population delivers an avalanche of food to the Finch household. Cannas any of a genus Canna broad-leaved tropical plants, often grown for ornament because of the striking foliage and brilliant flowers. Before the children leave, Aunt Alexandra has a feeling that something is going wrong and Scout notices a strange look pass over her face. There is even light snowfall, an event rare enough for school to be closed. They look down the street and see a crowd gathering at the Radley place. He suddenly sees that there is no doubt that it was Bob Ewell who beat up Mayelle and then pointed the finger at Tom.
They Judge was trying, Mr. 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. It should be obvious, she thinks, that offering Walter Cunningham a quarter for lunch is simply not done. Everyone else is too worn out to come to the night's pageant, so Scout and Jem go alone. They create a play that reenacts Boo's life, and continue with it all summer long until they are very nearly caught by Atticus. Most of the time, she is referred to by her nickname: Scout.
She's in 3rd grade now, and although the Radley place ceases to terrify her she still thinks about Boo, and regrets ever tormenting him the way they used to. Is it a class full of geniuses? Ewell won't really take any action on his threats. Aunt Alexandra tells Scout she cannot go back the next Sunday. There is a crunching sound and Jem screams. The story covers a span of three years, during which the main characters undergo significant changes.
You never really understand a person until you. One woman, Lula, criticizes Calpurnia for bringing white children to church, but the congregation is generally friendly, and Reverend Sykes welcomes them, saying that everyone knows their father. Scout grows furious, and Jem hastily takes her out of the room. At home, Atticus follows Scout outside to ask her if something is wrong, to which she responds that she is not feeling well. Dill returns to Maycomb for the summertime. Slowly a head wiggled from underneath Scouts bed.
Ewell why no doctor was called it was too expensive and there was no need , and then has the witness write his name. When he got inside, there was nothing wrong with the door, and he noticed that the other children were gone. One night, alone in his study, finds the strange shadow of a prowler in his house and proceeds with his reading, but with a gun across his lap. Another major theme in the novel that is introduced in this chapter is that of defining bravery. With Atticus and Aunt Alexandra both too tired to attend, Jem agrees to take Scout to the school.
Summer comes at last, school ends, and Dill returns to Maycomb. Ewell meant to seriously harm or kill the children. 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. From the children's point-of-view, their most compelling neighbor is Boo Radley, a recluse whom none of them has ever seen. After he goes inside she stands on his front porch and realizes that she can see the entire neighborhood.
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. When Scout returns to school after lunch, things only get worse. As summer progresses and favorite games become old hat, Scout, Jem, and Dill become obsessed with making Boo Radley come out. It's during this walk home one afternoon that Jem finally opens up about his sojourn trip back to the Radley place to retrieve his pants. He has finished going over the evidence and now makes a personal appeal to the jury. This maturity is foreshadowed by Jem's broken arm and the fact that the story is told in retrospect. Nathan finding them the next morning and turning him in.
Walter's family is large and poor—so poor that they pay Atticus with hickory nuts, turnip greens, or other goods when they need legal help—and Walter will never be able to pay the teacher back or bring a lunch to school. 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. Miss Caroline collapses with her head in her hands at her desk. He goes inside his house, and she never sees him again. Atticus and Heck Tate get into a battle of wills over who really killed Bob Ewell. When she gets to the end of her story she realizes that the man who saved their lives, the man who carried Jem home, is Boo Radley.
Scout gets angry at being lectured and attacks Jem. Scout agrees with this decision and explains her understanding to her father. Chapter Summaries Chapter 1 Scout Finch is growing up in a hot, tired Alabama town, where there is nothing to buy and nothing to buy it with. Once the noise of struggling has ceased, Scout feels on the ground for Jem, finding only the prone figure of an unshaven man smelling of whiskey. Just a couple of years later, it got a brilliant movie adaptation directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck, that went on to win several Academy Awards and even more nominations.