With that, she joins them. The sheriff, Heck Tate, hushes the whole thing over so Boo Radley will not be dragged into the spotlight, and Scout is thrilled to finally get to meet the man they for so long fantasized about. Introduction This 281-page novel was written by Harper Lee, and a publication done in 1960 by J. After responding to a neighbor's Mrs. Due to the immense crowd there's no room downstairs but Reverend Sykes, the black preacher from Calpurnia's church, gives them seats in the colored section upstairs.
Maudie Atkinson- Miss Maudie is Scout's next door neighbor. She interacts with him in a serious and grown-up fashion. They decide to write a letter to whomever is leaving them things, but they're shocked to discover the next day that the hole has been filled with cement. In this town, the rules of society are clearly set. Scout gets a lot of valuable information from her about Boo Radley's past, and the reason, perhaps, why he never comes out. In this reflective moment, Scout also neatly summarizes the events of the book, reminding the reader of all that passed for her and her family to reach this point.
The members of First Purchase Church-an all black church-are generally very inviting to Scout and Jem. It has a different goal — making sure that you have indeed read the novel attentively and that you can share your opinion about it comprehensively in an essay on To Kill a Mockingbird. A boy, whose name is Dill, moves into the house next door to the Finch family to stay with his Aunt Rachel for the summer. Chapter 26 -Scout learns about Hitler and what he was doing to the Jews in Germany at School. Dill says that they would buy him all sorts of stuff but never give him attention. Because they're kids, Scout, Jem, and Dill accept town legends as truth and have a simple and simplistic idea of good and evil: Boo is evil; their other neighbors are good.
They wolf down their supper and race back. Cecil and Scout entertain themselves at the fair until the pageant begins, visiting different booths and taking part in the fair. Style The dominant element of style the author applies in To Kill a Mockingbird is storytelling. One dark night, they're on their way back home from the school's Halloween pageant when they hear someone following them. She attempts to instill in Jem and Scout a pride in their family legacy.
He lives in Meridian and only comes to Maycomb during the summertime. Atticus proves that to the jury, and Scout and Jem are astonished when Tom is slapped with a guilty verdict anyway. Scout says she will never forget that gesture. He tells her that's he's taken on a case that affects him personally and because he is defending this man, Tom Robinson, there is a big stink about it in town. 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. Jem tells Scout that he heard from the grapevine that Mr.
Her relationship with her teacher is only worsened when, after recess, Miss Caroline tries to give money to another student, Walter Cunningham, for lunch. After giving a very legal definition of rape that clears up nothing for Scout, Atticus asks why Scout doesn't ask Calpurnia. To Kill a Mockingbird Plot Summary To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story of Scout Finch and her brother, Jem, in 1930's Alabama. As such, your teacher may want to make his or her job less tedious and assign each of the students to summarize a particular chapter of this great book. One night they're all relaxing in the living room when Mr. Scout is crushed under her costume, and then Jem screams.
Not only is she always there whenever something goes on, but she is also the narrator — so, we get a glimpse of her as an adult woman recollecting the events of the novel and reflecting upon them. Jem escorts her to the pageant, because Atticus is too tired to go, and Aunt Alexandra opts to stay home with him. Nathan finding them the next morning and turning him in. Naturally, this phenomenon could not go unnoticed by respective scholars, many of whom made names for themselves investigating it. . Scout has never seen anything like their church before, and marvels at how the Church doesn't even have hymns. Chapter 7 Summary A couple of days later, after school starts, Jem tells Scout that he found his pants hung nicely over the fence.
This calls to mind the encounter with Burris Ewell earlier in the novel and his rude treatment of Miss Caroline. 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. Analysis This chapter sets the tone and basis for everything else that happens in the novel. Dill told Scout that he wanted to sleep next to her. Dubose's flowers with Scout's baton wand, chopping them viciously off the bush and scattering them across her yard. Ewell, not realizing that the sheriff is trying to protect Boo. Scout doesn't realize that Walter, having come from a different background, has different habits than she does.
The jury stays out a long time, till almost midnight, deciding on a verdict, and Scout falls asleep waiting to hear. Scout is taken aback and goes to Atticus, who assures her that Jem just needs some time to think about things, and then he'll be himself again. The ordinary and harmless event Halloween pageant develops into an evening fraught with horror. Atticus wants his kids to know that courage isn't skill with a gun but standing up for what you believe in. Scout does, however, see a slight move of the window shutter, as if someone was peeking, but she is not sure that she is not imagining it. They go through plan after plan, but nothing draws him out.
Her Uncle Jack is a doctor in Boston, while her Aunt Alexandra runs Finch's Landing. It is true that addressing racism when talking about Chapter 1 of this novel will have to be something of nitpicking, but there is material for that. Chapter 28 Jem and Scout walk past the Radley house on the way to the school, where the pageant and country fair will be held. While he does, Scout watches the house and thinks she sees movement inside, like someone is looking out the window. She never has anything good to say to anyone, but Atticus constantly tells the two of them to ignore her foul words and treat her with courtesy and respect. Late at night Scout was woken by Dill.