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. Things go smoothly until after dinner when, alone in the backyard with Scout, Francis starts calling Atticus all sorts of terrible names because he's defending a black man. After her first day, however, she's determined not to go back. There are many similarities between the book and the movie of To Kill a Mockingbird. Someone says Tom Robinson is the one who did it. During the cross examination by Mr. But that was probably because I was daydreaming while reading.
One dark night, they're on their way back home from the school's Halloween pageant when they hear someone following them. Likewise, Atticus wants to make it possible for black people to exist on the same plane as whites, no longer subjected to an inhuman subjugation. There are no substantial impacts of complicated experiences behind Scout's logic and conclusions. Miss Maudie explains that the Radleys are foot-washing Baptists - they believe all pleasure is a sin against God, and stay inside most of the time reading the Bible. However, these brushes with the neighborhood ghost result in a tentative friendship over time and soon the Finch children realize that Boo Radley deserves to live in peace, so they leave him alone. The fact that they showed Atticus respect was important to the children.
Scout thinks maybe he's still alive. It should be obvious, she thinks, that offering Walter Cunningham a quarter for lunch is simply not done. The children don't know if the knothole is someone's hiding place or if the pennies are a gift, but decide to take them and keep them safely at the bottom of Jem's trunk. The book opens by mentioning how at age twelve, Jem broke his arm. Finally, Atticus agrees to the story, and thanks Boo for saving his children. Scout described that the court house was an unusual one because the original had burnt down in 1865 and they just built a new on top of the old one and that it was a mix of old and new. She decides she feels much more at home in her father's world.
Jem decides to go back and get his pants late that night. Dill says he wants Boo to come out and sit with them for a while, as it might make the man feel better. As she looks at the back of Tom Robinson, who is big and strong, she thinks he easily could have hurt Mayella. Miss Maudie is garden obsessed, and spends her evenings reining over her front porch in the twilight. It is also helpful when you start working on To Kill a Mockingbird character analysis. Scout mentally recollects how Mr.
Everybody thought his name was funny because it was just an X. 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. Luckily, Harper Lee herself has made the job easier for you by writing out the characters with brilliant meticulousness, achieved by presenting them through the eyes of a child from whose point of view the narration goes. The sad story of Tom Robinson taught the children the wrongs of racism. He must run to the Radley house, touch it, and run back. Scout protests but they threaten her and before she knows it she's part of the scheme.
If you have already read the book, then you should better re-read it for your task. Boo Radley lives up the street from Scout and Jem, and legend has it that he never comes out of his house. It took a lot of bravery, physical and emotional, because Mr. Nathan Radley eventually plugs the knothole with cement. Just imagine if no one ever defended their opinions and points of view because others think differently. Several people they recognized went into town including a man named Mr. Suddenly they're attacked, though Scout can't see much because of her costume.
Although apparently bluejays are okay. The Cunninghams must keep the farm running in order to survive, and because the school system does not make any accommodations for farm children, there is a self-perpetuating societal cycle for farm families to remain uneducated and ignorant. Jem is concerned about him, and the three children sneak into town to find him. In order to protect Boo's privacy, the sheriff decides that Bob Ewell fell on his own knife while he was struggling with Jem. A black man, Tom Robinson, is accused of beating and raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. Tom is accused unfairly and sentenced to death. Another similarity is that the African American community of Maycomb showed Atticus a lot of respect.
That winter, disaster strikes: house catches on fire and burns to the ground. She comes to understand that race, social standing or the spread of rumors cannot define a person. 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. What can students say about it that has not been said a million times before? She relates the plot to the events that took place in her hometown at the age of 10 in 1936. Their sister Alexandra remained at Finch's Landing. Don't make your essay overloaded with complex sentence structures and smart words.