All summer, the three act out various stories that they have read. Lee gives the reader a first glimpse into Atticus' reasoning abilities and personal beliefs in his choice to compromise with Scout rather than confront or ignore Miss Caroline. At home, Atticus follows Scout outside to ask her if something is wrong, to which she responds that she is not feeling well. Even more astounding to Scout is the fact that Miss Caroline expects her to stop reading and writing at home now that she's in school. Jem, on the other hand, has no illusions about what's going on: he refuses Atticus's command to leave because he wants to help protect both Atticus and Tom.
At recess, Scout complains to Jem, but Jem says that Miss Caroline is just trying out a new method of teaching. Glossary Big Mules political term referring to modern Alabama power brokers. A successful lawyer, Atticus makes a solid living in Maycomb, a tired, poor, old town in the grips of the Great Depression. In one day's time, Scout learns several important lessons, but most importantly, she gets her first inkling that things are not always what they seem. Fall, and his children trotted to and fro around the corner, the day's woes and triumphs on their faces. This farm was called Finches Landing. When they finally saw him, why he hadn't done any of those things.
All of the class already knows it. We know very little about Boo Radley because Scout herself knows very little about him. Summary Dill goes back to Mississippi for the school year, and Scout turns her attention to starting first grade — something she's been waiting for all her life. He went out of the room and down the hall. One of them stepped from the crowd. In the end, he ended up back in the Radley Place.
Atticus' brother Jack comes to stay with the Finches over Christmas. Nevertheless, Boo continued to stay inside. Atticus is not a typical parent. While she is outside, someone puts a blanket on her. In chapter nine, Scout learns that Atticus is defending a black man accused of rape named Tom Robinson. From Scout's perspective, all people, regardless of their station in life, are held to the same standards.
Jem suggests that they not disturb Atticus and return home. Scout tells us Boo was a troublemaker in his youth. Consequently, she feels perfectly justified in commenting on Walter Cunningham's table manners. He became a lawyer and set up shop in a little town called Maycomb. Dill is fascinated by Boo and tries to convince the Finch children to help him lure this phantom of Maycomb outside. A man stood waiting with his hands on his hips. Their sister, Alexandra Finch, stayed to run the Landing.
This topsy-turvy educational outlook fails catastrophically to meet the needs of either student. Scout gets angry at being lectured and attacks Jem. When she criticizes Walter, however, Calpurnia calls her into the kitchen to scold her and slaps her as she returns to the dining room, telling her to be a better hostess. The first chapter goes on about Simon Finch who fled England and established a farm. But it was a time of vague optimism for some of the people: Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself. Scout discovers something under her bed. Analysis: Chapters 14—15 If Aunt Alexandra embodies the rules and customs of the adult world, then the reappearance of Dill at this juncture offers Scout an opportunity to flee, at least for a short time, back into the comforts of childhood.
It was Zeebo, the garbage collector. Must be accepting of others' shortcomings. Despite Atticus' probing questions about Scout's first day of school, she says little. Meeting Scout's classmates paves the way for meeting their adult family members later in the book. Doesn't everyone already know how to read and write? He leaves the classroom, making enough vicious remarks to cause the teacher to cry. Miss Caroline's harsh reaction to the fact that Scout already knows how to read and write takes the little girl by surprise. Although people suggested that Boo was crazy, old Mr.
Not to their knowledge, anyway. Most of them are starting first grade for the second time. . But it was a time of vague optimism for some of the people: Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself. The first of her ancestors to come to America was a fur-trader and apothecary named Simon Finch, who fled England to escape religious persecution and established a successful farm on the banks of the Alabama River. Winter, and a man walked into the street, dropped his glasses, and shot a dog.