Why does Cal talk differently at the African-American church than she does with white people? She fails to recognize that issues of race are at play. Atticus never shows disapproval of either Mr. Scout's ability to separate Mr. Use at least three adjectives to describe how Aunt Alexandra feels about Calpurnia. Likewise, without people like Atticus going out of their way to help others, the darkness of prejudice could perpetuate itself indefinitely. However, she insists that he never lays a hand on her or beats her.
Looking for a friendly face in the group, she recognizes Mr. After the judge calms everyone down, Mr. Ewell or Mayella, and is kind and courteous, despite insults he receives. Scout discovers something under her bed. Then Dill suggests that they have a baby together, and even though he knows how babies are made, he makes up a long dreamy story about a magic island where babies are collected like flowers. Several days after Dill's appearance, a group of men shows up at Atticus' house-including the sheriff- with news that Tom Robinson is being transferred to another jail. Jem is still concerned for Atticus's safety.
Cal reluctantly tells her that Bob Ewell has accused him of raping Ewell's daughter. The court rests for ten minutes, but no one leaves the courthouse Analysis Aunt Alexandra's views typify the general consensus of traditional assumptions held by the Maycomb community. To replace this word with something less offensive is censorship. Scout steps on something while climbing into bed, and, with Jem, discovers Dill hiding under her bed. How would you rate your reading abilities? Cunningham about how Walter is a good boy, and recounts how they invited him home for dinner one day, and asks Mr. She attempts to instill in Jem and Scout a pride in their family legacy. She claims that she went inside for the money, and Tom followed her, pushed her to the floor, and took advantage of her while she screamed and tried to fight back.
He shows himself to be a highly respectful man, and he carefully and deliberately outlines each piece of evidence. The children stay a safe distance away so Atticus won't notice them. This calls to mind the encounter with Burris Ewell earlier in the novel and his rude treatment of Miss Caroline. Atticus explains that some people can forget that they are human beings when they become part of a mob. Thus, discrimination is shown to be even more arbitrary and senseless. Atticus treats both the sheriff and Ewell with respect, and carefully asks questions that poke holes in the Ewells' claims. Scout realizes Tom Robinson is the man Atticus is defending, and asks what he did.
To Dill, it seemed they would rather spend time alone together that with him. Scout has never seen anything like their church before, and marvels at how the Church doesn't even have hymns. Scout and Dill's relationship, though close, is still childish and innocent, as shown in the end of the chapter. Moreover, Aunt Alexandra tries to make Atticus fire Calpurnia, but he refuses on the grounds that she's done an excellent job of running the house and raising the children, and the children love her. Ewell is surly and crass in the witness chair, but the judge, who clearly does not respect the man, manages to keep everything orderly. The children begin to leave but, just then, a group of cars shows up.
He treats everyone on the stand with the same respect, no matter who they are or where they come from. Scout wonders out loud why Mr. At that moment, four cars drive into Maycomb and park near the jail. He took a train from Meridian to Maycomb Junction, fourteen miles away, and covered the remaining distance on foot and on the back of a cotton wagon. 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. Gilmer has allowed Mayella to tell her story, it is Atticus's turn. At the start of Chapter 12, Jem has turned twelve years old, and he continues to grow farther apart from Scout.
For instance, he first determined exactly what injuries Mayella suffered, and then manipulates Ewell into revealing that he is left-handed, and that a left-handed man most likely beat Mayella, causing bruising on the right side of her face. Alexandra tries to make Atticus talk to his children about family pride, but he just ends up upsetting Scout. Chapter 16 Scout cries that night and Jem consoles her. To top it all off, Atticus had to go to an emergency session of the state legislature. He is determined to guard the basic human rights of Tom and all others by using his knowledge and experience in law.
. Aunt Alexandra tells Scout she cannot go back the next Sunday. When Scout returns home from church, she find Aunt Alexandra has come to visit their home. Scout realizes how lucky she is to have a family that needs her. When Tom Robinson walked by, she asked him to do it for a nickel.