In the meantime, Atticus had left the kids for two weeks, and since it was a Sunday and the kids had nothing better to do, Calpurnia invited the kids to come with her to church. Scout has never seen anything like their church before, and marvels at how the Church doesn't even have hymns. There is a widening gap of understanding between Scout and Jem. Dill has run away from home because his mother and new father did not pay enough attention to him. As his trial is nearing, Tom Robinson is to be moved to the Maycomb jail, and concerns about the possibility of a lynch mob have arisen.
The kindness of the congregation of First Purchase and their strong community helps to convey Harper Lees views on the unjust racism that is ever-present in Maycomb. At the start of Chapter 12, Jem has turned twelve years old, and he continues to grow farther apart from Scout. Walter Cunningham circled around Atticus. Scout remembers that a jury never looks at a man it has convicted, and she notices that the twelve men do not look at Tom Robinson as they file in and deliver a guilty verdict. Simply because of their racial prejudice, the townspeople are prepared to accept the word of the cruel, ignorant Bob Ewell over that of a decent black man.
Sykes also called out the Finches because their daddy was helping the whole of the black people by representing one, Tom. Meanwhile, Dill seems to represent the earlier childhood that Scout reflected on so fondly in the novel. Though he disobeys his father, he does so not petulantly but maturely. He tells the other men that they're going to leave, and they do. Dill has run away from home because his mother and new father did not pay enough attention to him.
Dubose, and as the alarm clock ran, Jessie, the black caretaker, had them leave as she explained it was time for her medication. Dubose Jem and Scout hated Mrs. In this section of the novel, Aunt Alexandra seems to be representative of the outside world and adulthood. After giving a very legal definition of rape that clears up nothing for Scout, Atticus asks why Scout doesn't ask Calpurnia. When the children return home, they find Aunt Alexandra waiting for them. Scout begins to look forward to Dill's return that summer; however, she is disappointed when she receives a letter from him saying that his mother has remarried and he will be staying with his family in Meridian that summer instead. Within the moral universe of To Kill a Mockingbird, the behavior of both characters makes perfect sense.
Later Dill explains why he really left. Jem insists on following his father to the jail, no doubt because he understands just what is going on and is concerned for his father's safety. Wishing to withdraw back into the childhood world of actions without abstract significance, Scout moves to crush the bug. Father and son face off. The children begin to leave but, just then, a group of cars shows up. Ewell has seven… 1338 Words 6 Pages against the entire town. The following evening, Atticus goes into town, and Jem, Scout, and Dill follow him.
Later when the two were about to get to sleep, Scout claims that she stepped on something that felt very much alive, maybe even a snake. It takes a woman to appeal to their emotional side. That night, Alexandra tries to talk Atticus into firing Calpurnia. Analysis: Chapters 14—15 If Aunt Alexandra embodies the rules and customs of the adult world, then the reappearance of Dill at this juncture offers Scout an opportunity to flee, at least for a short time, back into the comforts of childhood. It becomes very apparent in this section that Jem is becoming further distanced from Scout in terms of growing up. Summary: Chapter 24 One day in August, Aunt Alexandra invites her missionary circle to tea. The men were aiming for Tom Robinson, possible to kill him.
They're gone and will never come back. Atticus feels that his client has a good chance of being pardoned. Heck Tate and , the editor of The Maycomb Tribune. After the service, Reverend Syke's takes up a collection of money for Tom Robinson's wife, who has not been able to find work since her husband was brought up on charges of raping a white woman. At that moment, four cars drive into Maycomb and park near the jail. The story of Sundiata was told by the griots.
That must be why she doesn't talk like the other African-Americans he knows. Why does Jem touch the Radley house? But then he takes it all back, asking them to forget it. The church does not have Atticus discusses the Ku Klux Klan on pg. Jem and Dill follow her, and Atticus orders Jem to go home. Later, she tries to convince Atticus to get rid of Calpurnia, saying that they no longer need her. They got into a fight about it and they started wrestling each other until Atticus broke them up, but Scout was happy because he was fighting back.
They return with Scout to the missionary circle, managing to act as if nothing is wrong. Cunningham about his son despite being surrounded by a hostile lynch mob. Later, Jem tells Scout that Alexandra and Atticus have been arguing about the trial; she nearly accused him of bringing disgrace on the family. Aunt Alexandra is more insightful, maintaining that a man like Ewell will do anything to get revenge. Calpurnia tells her: Tom has been accused by Bob Ewell of raping his daughter. They realized something was wrong with Mrs.
Scout ran towards Atticus, the kids forced to follow behind. Scout is fairly oblivious to issues of race so, in her mind, the Ewells are incredibly low-class, so she can't understand how their word holds any merit. Her character serves as the bridge between two worlds, and the reader develops a sense of her double life, which is split between the Finch household and the black community. Underwood, the manager of The Maycomb Tribune, came down and remarks that he was covering him the whole time with his rifle, just in case things got messy. She dutifully places the bug outside. At the beginning of the story Scout describes how important it is to have a good family history. To make matters worse, the state legislature, of which Atticus is a member, is called into session, forcing Atticus to travel to the state capital every day for two weeks.