She follows him into the kitchen and learns that Tom Robinson is dead. Scout draws attention to his lack of table manners and is told off by Calpurnia. Deas finds out about it he goes over to the Ewell place and threatens Mr. To Aunt Alexandra, it bodes trouble. Chapter Sixteen Atticus sees this as a triumph of empathy see Ch. Tom Swift boys' pulp fiction serial featuring famed, fictitious inventor and adventurer, Tom Swift. Chapter Twenty Eight Because of her costume Scout can barely see.
Maudie's house catches on fire, so the whole town stops the fire. Miss Maudie is garden obsessed, and spends her evenings reining over her front porch in the twilight. This does not happen very often in Maycomb. He knows that he will lose, but feels knows Mr. Where a person comes from — his ancestry — is important, and like many small towns, Maycomb's citizens are suspicious of outsiders. Her father, , is a lawyer with high moral standards.
He is an intelligent and talkative boy, and quickly becomes friends with Scout and her brother. They're heartened to discover the next day that Miss Maudie is not grieving for her lost house, saying she always wanted a smaller one anyway. They have been raised by their father since their mother died when Scout was two. Scout and Jem begin to get tormented over their father at school, and Atticus begs them not to get riled up over the town's prejudice. Aunt Alexandra- Aunt Alexandra is Atticus's sister who comes to live with the Finches when the trial starts.
Scout describes Maycomb as a slow town where there was 'nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with. She passes it every day without incident, only one day she spots two pieces of chewing gum in a knot in the tree. To amuse themselves Scout, Jem, and their best friend Dill begin a relentless campaign during their summertimes to get Boo Radley, their reclusive, legendary neighbor, to come out of his house. Cannas any of a genus Canna broad-leaved tropical plants, often grown for ornament because of the striking foliage and brilliant flowers. He especially finds it hard to grapple with the town's prejudice in light of the fact that Tom Robinson is most certainly innocent. Dill becomes just as obsessed with making Boo Radley come out as the children.
The time for the trial draws closer, and Atticus's sister Alexandra comes to stay with the family. Chapter Three Scout fights Walter Cunningham, but Jem breaks it up and Walter is invited to lunch at the Finches. Tom tells the jury that he went into Mayella's yard lots of times to help her with little chores, and that she was always asking for his help. Link Deas, Tom's old employer, who offers her a job because he feels so badly about what happened to Tom. Boo's brother, Nathan Radley, who lives in the house, thinks he hears a prowler and fires his gun.
All summer, the three act out various stories that they have read. As our story begins, summer has just started. Jem leads her back in the dark. Dill is fascinated by Boo and tries to convince the Finch children to help him lure this phantom of Maycomb outside. Because Atticus is defending a black man, Scout and Jem find themselves whispered at and taunted, and have trouble keeping their tempers. The next day she uncovers a major plot by Dill and Jem to pass a note to Boo Radley. At the end of this fateful night, the sheriff declares that Mr.
As she walks him back home, she realizes that all this time he was watching them from his front porch windows, and just for a little while she is able to stand in his shoes. As readers, we have to be willing to let Lee drag us into the past and then forward a few years, then back a few years, and so on. Scout wastes no time paying back Walter Cunningham for getting her started on the wrong foot with the new teacher. . Reality intrudes when Atticus tells them that Tom Robinson has been shot dead. Purses are scraped and pockets searched, and finally everyone comes up with enough money and the doors are opened.
True to her word, she doesn't fight, even when antagonized at school. In America, he bought some slaves and built a plantation called Finch's Landing on the banks of the Alabama River. Dill runs away from his home, where his mother and new father don't seem interested in him, and stays in Maycomb for the summer of Tom's trial. According to the Ewells, Mayella asked Tom to do some work for her while her father was out, and Tom came into their house and forcibly beat and raped Mayella until her father appeared and scared him away. He suggests that Boo prefers to be shut away from such a cruel world. This farm was called Finches Landing.