Alexandra asks Miss Maudie how the town can allow Atticus to wreck himself in pursuit of justice. He took a train from Meridian to Maycomb Junction, fourteen miles away, and covered the remaining distance on foot and on the back of a cotton wagon. Tom Robinson also asks if the crowd had been gone, and Atticus relieves him and lets him know he can sleep. Miss Maudie shuts up their prattle with icy remarks. She would always torment the kids when they walked by her house, making foul remarks about their characters.
Except for a lady name Lula, they are portrayed in a very positive manner. Jem refuses, and one of the men tells Atticus that he has fifteen seconds to get his children to leave. Jem tells Atticus-despite Scout's protest- and Atticus goes next door to tell Dill's aunt, Miss Rachel. Raymond tells the children that he pretends to be a drunk to provide the other white people with an explanation for his lifestyle, when, in fact, he simply prefers black people to whites. Dubose had Jessie fix Jem up a box, and inside it was a camellia flower.
What is the name of the odd family in Maycomb? When Scout goes to her room, she sees something under her bed. When the children return home, they find Aunt Alexandra waiting for them. Scout is angry at him for not taking her side and fights him. Dubose, and as the alarm clock ran, Jessie, the black caretaker, had them leave as she explained it was time for her medication. Simply because of their racial prejudice, the townspeople are prepared to accept the word of the cruel, ignorant Bob Ewell over that of a decent black man. The now mature Jem leads Scout and Dill into town on the night that Atticus faces the lynch mob. Underwood talk for a while, and then Atticus takes the children home.
She was struggling to get rid of the awkward feeling in the air, and finally got to him when she asked him to say hi to Walter for her. This calls to mind the encounter with Burris Ewell earlier in the novel and his rude treatment of Miss Caroline. Summary: Chapter 24 One day in August, Aunt Alexandra invites her missionary circle to tea. They were often professional singers and storytellers that told oral traditions including stories, histories, epics, and other accounts. Aunt Alexandra is more insightful, maintaining that a man like Ewell will do anything to get revenge. When they reach the jail, the find that Atticus is sitting outside in a chair reading the newspaper. The difference between these two ingrained attitudes, however, is that whereas the white community imposes its preferences unapologetically on the whole of Maycomb, Raymond acts on his preferences solely because he wants to live that way, not because he wants to dictate how others should live.
This book reveals many of the issues and struggles faced during the Great Depression. Scout has never seen anything like their church before, and marvels at how the Church doesn't even have hymns. So it was decided that Dill could stay for the meantime. Scout finds the church service to be similar to her own except for few differences. What are they designed to do? After reading this section of the book, if I could ask the author a question, I would ask… 1018 Words 5 Pages The Justice and Injustice in To Kill A Mockingbird and 12 Angry Men The novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and the film 12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose have many similarities and differences in relation to the theme of justice and injustice. Aunt Alexandra, meanwhile, takes over the Finch household and imposes her vision of social order. For all her faults, Aunt Alexandra gains, by way of her stereotypes, a basically reliable understanding of the people of Maycomb.
Chapter 14: How Does a Snake Feel? Scout realized that she was living somewhat of a double life this whole time. At first, they did not have enough, and the doors were closed till the money was present. One thing that the kids noticed during the whole time at church was that when Cal was talking back to Lula, her voice changed. While the Ewells and the forces of hatred and prejudice do not take his life, they do strip him of his childhood and youthful idealism. Calpurnia explains that most people can't read anyway. From a distance, they see Atticus sitting in front of the Maycomb jail, reading a newspaper. But a few moments after finding Dill, Jem thinks for a minute, and breaks the final code of their childhood: he told Atticus.
She calls Jem in and they discover Dill hiding there. When he gets a chance to talk to the kids, the kids thought they were after him, but Atticus explained that they were friends. Lauren runs a chili restaurant in San Francisco. To make matters worse, the state legislature, of which Atticus is a member, is called into session, forcing Atticus to travel to the state capital every day for two weeks. Cunningham, the father of her classmate Walter Cunningham.
But later it turns out that it was Dill. It takes a woman to appeal to their emotional side. Summary: Chapter 21 Calpurnia hands Atticus a note telling him that his children have not been home since noon. Though she might reply with something rotten, he never got himself mad over it. But then he takes it all back, asking them to forget it. The scene brilliantly portrays the hypocrisy of the Maycomb ladies. After being unable to figure out why people go out of their way to despise each other, Jem suggests Boo Radley does not come out of his house because he does not want to leave it.