However, Jem and Scout lack the pride that Aunt Alexandra considers commensurate with being a Finch. Dill slurps up some of the liquid and Scout warns him not to take much, but Dill reveals to her that the drink isn't alcoholic—it's only Coca-Cola. Things go smoothly until after dinner when, alone in the backyard with Scout, Francis starts calling Atticus all sorts of terrible names because he's defending a black man. Avery and Miss Maudie, and she tries to question Jem and Scout about the trial. He also seems exotic to other kids because he comes from the faraway land of Mississippi and, being aware of that, he exploits it and sparks their interest in him even more by telling them stories from his life which they cannot verify. Here we see how the law, which is meant to protect people, can sometimes be harmful if followed too absolutely.
Fire trucks arrive after that; unfortunately, they are unable to stop her house from burning down, but they do prevent other houses nearby from catching fire as well. She almost falls over when they deduce it was Boo Radley that brought the blanket out to her in the night, and she never even knew. He has finished going over the evidence and now makes a personal appeal to the jury. Calpurnia refers to old Mr. The end of the month arrives and Mrs.
While watching the fire, Boo wraps a blanket around Scout, and she doesn't even notice. Bob Ewell's threats are worrisome to everyone except Atticus. In general, those who are usually seen and described as being willfully inside the house: Mrs. He accuses them of putting Boo's life history on display for the edification of the neighborhood. Tate when it had happened and for him to describe her injuries. Dubose wants him to read out loud to her every afternoon for a full month. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 17 Summary By Harper Lee The Main points in this Chapter include: - Mr.
In front of the Radley yard, they shiver and hope that the flames won't come too near their own house. Dubose makes remarks about Atticus's case, Jem responds with detachment and keeps his anger hidden. Nathan Radley, hears them and, thinking they're intruders, fires a shotgun. Dolphus Raymond, a wealthy eccentric who owns land on a river bank, lives near the county line, is involved with a black woman, and has mulatto children. Ewell could read or write. Jem knowing that Dill was a big exaggerator asked how he got there. Ewell if he was ambidextrous.
Dolphus Raymond, the rich white man with the colored mistress and mulatto children. On the way to the business district in Maycomb is the house of Mrs. Jem is gone for a little while, but returns with the pants, trembling. Atticus replies that the law demands that she go to school, but he promises to keep reading to her, as long as she does not tell her teacher about it. Scout immediately felt like Jem was trying to tell her what to do just like everybody else was doing and she told Jem that he had no right to tell her what to do. One does not love breathing.
Reverend Sykes explains that she may have trouble getting any work in the fields now. When they try to escape, they squeeze under the schoolyard fence. The school may be attempting to turn the children into moral beings, but Scout's moral education occurs almost exclusively in her home or in the presence of Maycomb adults and friends. Like the Finches: , her brother Jem, and their father Atticus. Expecting it to be the sheriff and his crew, Scout jumps out of hiding to greet them. Dubose won, because she died beholden to nothing.
They beg to be allowed to hear the verdict; Atticus says that they can return after supper, though he knows that the jury will likely have returned before then. At the Finch house, Atticus and Walter discuss farming, and Scout is overwhelmed by their adult speech. Dubose's house and apologize to her in person. Scout, upset, goes to Atticus for comfort. Then he calls out Scout's name and tells her to go to bed.
Scout, innocently recognises one of the mob a Cunningham as a parent of a school friend, which saves the day by reminding the men that they, like Tom, are parents too. Miss Maudie adds that Boo was always polite and friendly as a child. People from all over the county flood the town. Jem and Atticus discuss the justice of executing men for rape. At the window, Scout and Jem hoist Dill up to peek in the window.