Jem is concerned about him, and the three children sneak into town to find him. Finally, Scout has a chance to meet the shy and nervous Boo. In these chapters, Lee makes mention of four very different kinds of women: Calpurnia, Miss Maudie, Miss Stephanie, and Mrs. The children don't understand prejudice at its basest level, and Calpurnia seems to not possess it either. When she touches the man's stubble, she knows he isn't Jem.
Jem, however, spends many tears on this loss, leading readers to believe that he was convincing himself, not Scout, not to cry. Uncle Jack punishes Scout without first hearing her side of the story. The children enjoy the festivities, but Scout embarrasses herself by making a very late entrance onstage. Granted, Calpurnia is more educated than the majority of her peers, but it still seems unusual that she doesn't want the children emulating that speech or those beliefs. Scout and Jem's surprise helps readers understand this unfairness at a deeper level. Also on the way to school, Jem notes that Boo Radley doesn't appear to be at home, which is important given that he ultimately saves Jem and Scout's lives.
He loses a public job because of laziness, and realizes that he's been proven a liar and made to look a fool. Scout has a brother named Jeremy and is mainly called Jem. Introduction This 281-page novel was written by Harper Lee, and a publication done in 1960 by J. Scout works to reorient herself and finally sees a strange man carrying Jem to their front door. This maturity is foreshadowed by Jem's broken arm and the fact that the story is told in retrospect.
Significantly, inside her home, Scout leads Boo; outside, she allows him to lead her. The children introduced in these chapters are a microcosm of their families. Sheriff Tate then announces that he found Bob Ewell dead under the tree where Scout and Jem were attacked. Prejudice begins to play a bigger role in the novel in these two chapters. In the American South during this time period, segregation was the law. Scout has never seen him before. He loses another job, and he tries to break into Judge Taylor's house.
Conclusion To Kill a Mockingbird was introduced in the classroom as early as 1963. Dill makes up a fantastic story as to why Jem lost his pants. Dill runs away from his home, where his mother and new father don't seem interested in him, and stays in Maycomb for the summer of Tom's trial. Tom tried to push her away. Had Tom Robinson been a woman accused of seducing a white man, the outcome of the trial would be no different.
As summer begins, Jem is now too old to be bothered by his little sister, which causes Scout great dismay. They are two figurines carved out of soap who looking suspiciously like Jem and Scout. For instance, Walter Cunningham, like his father, is polite, self-effacing, and unwilling to accept charity. The symbolism is portrayed in the instances where the goodness and innocence of some characters were bruised and crushed. The first example of Dill as conscience comes when he and Jem disagree about the method for making a turtle come out of its shell. Atticus tells Scout that he has to fight a battle he can't win because it is the morally correct thing to do.
Scout and Jem learn some impressive things about their father — things that will ultimately help them understand why Atticus is compelled to defend 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. Over the years, there have been many rumors about Boo Radley. Look at all those folks, it's like a Roman carnival. Symbolism of Mockingbird The mockingbird is used to symbolize innocence in the novel. Ewell also makes it nearly impossible for Helen Robinson to get to work.
She is proper and old-fashioned and wants to shape Scout into the model of the Southern feminine ideal, much to Scout's resentment. Chapter 6 concludes their second summer with Dill, while Chapter 7 begins Scout's second year of school. All three of them are jarred and shaken, yet they carry on with the meeting as though nothing has happened. The reader has the advantage of a storyteller who can look back at a situation and see herself exactly as she was. This section marks a large transformation in the reader's-and the children's-perception of Boo Radley.
The issues of masculinity and femininity continue to have a role in these chapters. In fact, during this summer, she, Jem, and Dill will probably learn the most important and lasting lessons of their lives. Things settle down in Maycomb, although Bob Ewell publicly blames Atticus for him losing his job. Upon their return from church, they find Aunt Alexandra waiting on the porch for them. This is their attempt to lure him out.