Jem and Scout instead find her stuffy, picky and cranky at times. Then, her father arrived and Tom ran away. The only time Scout saw Aunt Alexandria was at meal times. Did she get beaten up by her father, not Tom Robinson? In the process of presenting Tom's case, Atticus inadvertently insults and offends Bob Ewell, a nasty, lazy drunkard whose daughter is Tom's accuser. The situation is only aggravated by Atticus being called to the state legislature for a few weeks, and of course the case of Tom Robinson.
Maycomb is a small, close-knit town, and every family has its social station depending on where they live, who their parents are, and how long their ancestors have lived in Maycomb. Alexandra tries to make Atticus talk to his children about family pride, but he just ends up upsetting Scout. He knows that Tom Robinson is innocent and it seems that Mr. Alexandra quickly becomes quite popular in Maycomb, thriving in its social life, especially among the women. Ewell is the next witness. Tom Swift boys' pulp fiction serial featuring famed, fictitious inventor and adventurer, Tom Swift. However, the children just let her scolding pass from one ear to the other.
Tension in Maycomb will only continue to grow as the trial date approaches. Walter Cunningham forgets his lunch and Scout offers him some money for food and says he can pay her back later but Walter does not take the quarter. The children stay a safe distance away so Atticus won't notice them. However, one day a rabid dog shows up in the community. Suddenly Scout runs out into the circle, but is taken aback when she realizes that these men are strangers to her. Sometimes they can't figure out how she is related to their father.
The children have no interests becoming and acting like a lady and a gentleman. Scout's ability to separate Mr. The novel also continues to reveal the ugly underbelly of Maycomb. Scout decided to ask Aunt Alexandria if she would miss Uncle Jimmy, her husband. Dolphus Raymond gives Dill Coca-Cola to drink, and Dill feels better. Atticus strongly believes that Tom Robinson is innocence; however, he knows Tom's chances of winning are low since he is facing an all-white jury.
After embarrassing herself on-stage, Scout elects to leave her ham costume on for the walk home with Jem. When he had said that, Scout had felt like the old Atticus was back. Ewell remembers Mayella's injuries as being the same as described by the sheriff. Jem thinks that Boo put it on her. In chapter two, Dill leaves and Scout prepares for school. Later that night, Scout goes outside to find that Miss Maudie's house is on fire.
She is always on them about their manners, their clothes, and their language. The next day Miss Maudie is happy and says that she didn't even like her old house. When they return home, their Aunt Alexandra is waiting for them, which isn't a pleasant surprise. Chapter 11 is the final chapter in Part I of the novel. Atticus then takes Scout and the other children home.
Aunt Alexandra begins trying to form Scout into a proper Southern girl, and meets with much opposition. Scouts world somewhat shattered around her. Cunningham from his group is a result of the sheer innocence of her statements, which shows how inconceivable violence is to her, and forces them to reconsider their behavior. Scout and Jem almost instinctively understand the complexities and machinations of their neighborhood and town. Aunt Alexandria explained that Jem and Scout were growing up and that she and Atticus thought it would be a good idea if she helped.
Atticus doesn't hold a gun or any other weapon, but carries only a book. Atticus questions Tate next, asking whether anyone called a doctor. Ewell for his version of the events. 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. Ewell is surly and crass in the witness chair, but the judge, who clearly does not respect the man, manages to keep everything orderly. He believes that representing Tom Robinson is what is right and, therefore, it is what he will do. Jem reminds Dill that his parents are probably looking for him and that he should contact them to let them know he is okay.
In the midst of fighting, Atticus comes in, breaks it up, and sends Scout to her room. Ewell claims that he heard Mayella screaming when he was coming in from the woods with kindling, and that he ran to the house to find Tom Robinson having sexual intercourse with her. Scout even has to ask Atticus what the word 'rape' means. The first chapter goes on about Simon Finch who fled England and established a farm. That night Scout feels something under her bed and thinks a snake his hiding there. With Aunt Alexandra's impeding influence, Jem is beginning to think that Scout needs to act more like a girl.
Cunningham emphasizes her knowledge of young and reminds Mr. While everyone hunkers down, the sheriff gives Atticus his gun, asking him to shoot the dog. Sensing the tension, Jem motions for Scout to go to his room. Ewell can write, and he says he can, so Atticus asks him to write his name on an envelope. Dubose medicine as her fit begins. When Atticus insists they disguise it, Scout and Jem put Miss Maudie's hat on its head and her hedge trimmers in its hands. Atticus feeds Dill, but tells him that he needs to contact his Aunt Rachel.