The innocence of the black man her father defended and the rescue of her brother by Boo Radley accent Scout's understanding. Oh, and meanwhile has shown up to teach the kids some family pride and, in Scout's case, ladylike behavior. He returns for them later, and they have been mended and are hanging over the fence for him to collect. Introduction This 281-page novel was written by Harper Lee, and a publication done in 1960 by J. The children sneak into the trial and watch the proceedings from the balcony, where the black people are forced to sit.
When all the excitement dies down, it turns out that Mr. The man, shamed, disperses the mob. The racist nature of the white supremacy society places all odds against Tom. But after the Tom Robinson episode, it is alarming to discover him an unfeeling, pretentious nogooder who has no qualms about sending an innocent bystander to the gallows. Dill returns the following summer, and he, Scout, and Jem begin to act out the story of Boo Radley. Their mother is deceased, and the children are cared for by Calpurnia, a housekeeper, while their father works.
Ewell the girl's dad is dead, Jem's arm is broken, and is the one who carried Jem home. Their overtures are, however, suppressed by Atticus who does not want them to torment Boo. The next winter, Jem and Scout find more presents in the tree, presumably left by the mysterious Boo. Jem is concerned about him, and the three children sneak into town to find him. He was charged with trying to rape a white woman Mayella Ewell. In his involvement with the poor whites of the community, like Walter Cunningham, as well as the deprived blacks, like Tom Robinson, he is portrayed as a just, sincere and a greatly considerate human being.
Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are also harmless people. Over the summer, Jem and Scout learn important lessons about race black people don't much like white people; their black cook has a whole life and world of her own , and they also learn that Tom Robinson's been accused of raping a white woman. He spits on Atticus, who quietly moves on, and drives home without incident. Maycomb is suffering through the Great Depression, but Atticus is a prominent lawyer and the Finch family is reasonably well off in comparison to the rest of society. Heck Tate decides to keep Radley's involvement in Ewell's death quiet, and Scout walks Radley home. Finally, it's the day of Tom Robinson's trial. The trial pits the evidence of the white Ewell family against Tom's evidence.
But, Atticus insists on going through with the case because his conscience could not let him do otherwise. She is proper and old-fashioned and wants to shape Scout into the model of the Southern feminine ideal, much to Scout's resentment. Tom Robinson: The accused but seemingly innocent rapist who is shot dead trying to escape prison. According to Atticus, that is sinful because mockingbirds only live to sing, and do no harm to anyone. She treats Calpurnia more like a servant than a family member and tries to make Scout act more like a girl. The children run away, but Jem loses his pants in a fence. Though the verdict is unfortunate, Atticus feels some satisfaction that the jury took so long deciding.
Even though he tried to explain this to the children, they still sneak onto the Radley's property on Dill's last night in town. Outwardly there is peace among the three, but underneath prevails a combination of hostility, racial prejudices, and friendlessness. Antagonist Bob Ewell serves as the perfect villain in the novel, with his laid-back way of living and the utter disregard he has for other human beings. She agrees that forcing Boo in front of the community for his heroism would be just like killing a mockingbird. Dill also arrives, after sneaking away from his mother and her new husband. Scout and Jem spend much of their time creating and acting out fantasies.
The girl learns about life in general and the people of her community — a small Alabama town called Maycomb — during the Great Depression. The novel is also about the children growing up, going from innocence to experience. Atticus is both their father and teacher. She is then confronted by the intolerance still existing in her society. It is considered a sin to kill a mockingbird, since it is a harmless bird which only sings to please others. .
The day before the trial, a mob surrounds the jail where Tom Robinson is being held. He gets his revenge one night while Jem and Scout are walking home from the Halloween play at their school. Jem loses his pants in the ensuing escape. Synopsis The novel To Kill a Mockingbird mainly revolves around a small family of three -- Atticus Finch, an attorney, and his two children, Scout and Jem. Alexandra's social views are more conservative than Atticus's.
Nathan Boo's brother has filled in the knothole with cement. The protagonist of the novel is Atticus Finch, who is the prime initiator and coordinator of various events in the novel. Over the span of 3 years, Scout is astounded by man's inhumanity to man. This amply reveals the deeply ingrained racial prejudices still prevalent among the white society which cannot give an equal status to a black. Jem has trouble handling the results of the trial, feeling that his trust in the goodness and rationality of humanity has been betrayed. Luckily, a friend talks him out of it. Despite the heroic depictions, some critics have come up to maintain the assertion that his figure is irrelevant in the modern profession as he existed in a past era where racism and injustice were the order of the day.
He is indifferent to what others have to say or think about his actions, and he is steadfast in his beliefs of equality and liberty. Convinced that Boo did it, Jem tells Atticus about the mended pants and the presents. Nathan Radley owns the house, and his brother Arthur who everyone calls Boo lives there. The children grow more daring and sneak onto the Radley property. He follows them home in the dark, then runs at them and attempts to kill them with a large kitchen knife. He relies on the family's black cook, Calpurnia, to help raise the kids. When she gets home, Scout falls asleep as Atticus reads to her at Jem's bedside.