In the course of the novel, almost every character lies at some point. The children don't know if the knothole is someone's hiding place or if the pennies are a gift, but decide to take them and keep them safely at the bottom of Jem's trunk. Summary The school year passes slowly for Scout. When Jem loses his pants in their efforts to get away, he is highly embarrassed by having to explain himself. Scout also learns that Calpurnia used to work at the Landing for Miss Maudie's aunt, Miss Buford, who taught her to read. Miss Maudie informs them that Mr.
Weeks after the last day of reading, Atticus receives a phone call and goes to Mrs. Radley must have a good reason for plugging up the hole. One boy, , has no pail and refuses to accept Miss Caroline's loan of a quarter to buy something with. Scout watches, amazed, and begins to scream. Stairs creak as they make their way to the porch window. Jem learns some lessons on how to remain impassive even when his father's judgment is questioned and criticized. Jem, to prove his bravery, said that Boo Radley was probably dead and that they stuffed him in the chimney.
Dubose's house, which is dark, frightening, and full of medical equipment. The end of the month arrives and Mrs. Dubose's house and apologize to her in person. However, this event is the catalyst for their next game. Atticus knows it will be a difficult time for the children, and though the reader doesn't know anything about the case yet, Atticus already claims that it is hopeless, because the jury simply won't believe a black man's word against a white man's, no matter what the evidence. Scout felt like she was getting cheated out of something.
For a time, Jem, Dill, and Scout keep their promise to Atticus that they will leave Boo Radley alone. 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. He orders for the doors to be closed until everyone gives more. Miss Caroline doesn't understand his refusal, and a classmate asks Scout to help explain. . Walter hesitates but then takes Jem up on the friendly offer.
Miss Maudie's house is on fire. He panics and makes her spit it out. She freaked out and sprinted off without the tire. Late that night, Jem sneaks out to the Radley Place, and retrieves his pants. They have been mended and hung on the fence, and Jem believes that it was Boo who mended them for him. They plan to sneak over to the Radley home and peek inside.
On the last day of school, she and Jem find some coins in the tree, which they decide to keep until the next school year starts. Ironically, Miss Maudie is happy to be forced to have a smaller house because she wants a bigger garden. Scout's retelling of Jem's description of Boo shows how her young mind could not yet distinguish between fact and fiction. They draw their assumptions from the notion that he does not put his skills to use against the racist status quo in Maycomb. Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. Radley, and Scout plays Mrs. Chapter 11 On their way to meet Atticus after work, Scout and Jem have to pass by 's house.
Cunningham, when entailed, repaid Atticus for his legal services by giving the Finch family hickory nuts, stove wood, and other farm produce. Scout asks Calpurnia about this, and Calpurnia explains that it's because Tom has been accused of raping 's daughter. Dubose won, because she died beholden to nothing. Miss Maudie is opposed to these staunch, strict ideas but is also religious, showing that perhaps she finds a relationship between maintaining beautiful things in the world and connecting with God. Scout's real education occurs outside of school, as it does throughout the story.
After dinner she tells Atticus she doesn't want to go back. In addition, we also learn that even though Atticus does not like to shoot, he is an excellent marksman. They realize that must have slipped the blanket over Scout while she and Jem were engrossed by the fire. Underwood, the owner of the newspaper, appears with a shotgun, telling Atticus that he had his back. Part of Scout and Jem's growing up consists of understanding how to manage their feelings of anger. Dubose makes remarks about Atticus's case, Jem responds with detachment and keeps his anger hidden. They all agree and Scout ran to get a tire.