Jem and Dill follow her, and Atticus orders Jem to go home. Dubose snaps at him when he pronounces any word incorrectly. We have only affordable prices for you, and we offer a quality service. The journey of this one individual against the mores of the entire group, though performed here in fear and on a dare, symbolically speaks toward events that will follow when Atticus defends Tom Robinson in court and Scout breaks up the threatening mob of townspeople. She also says that most of the rumors about him aren't true. Jem told Scout to wait on top of the bed and Jem made a tentative swipe under the bed. As time passes, the old woman stops speaking and her mouth opens and closes while her head sways from side to side.
Atticus says many of the town people think he ought not defend Tom because he is black. Underwood talk for a while, and then Atticus takes the children home. Boo's gifts also suggest a fondness for children. Everyone in the courtroom notices that Tom's left arm is twelve inches shorter than his right, due to an accident in his youth when the arm got stuck a cotton gin. Scout begins to look forward to Dill's return that summer; however, she is disappointed when she receives a letter from him saying that his mother has remarried and he will be staying with his family in Meridian that summer instead.
Atticus also reveals his fatal flaw: he tends to be overly optimistic or unrealistically hopeful at times. Uncle Jack explains that he doesn't want to have children because he doesn't understand them well enough. Radley must have a good reason for plugging up the hole. Upon closer examination, they realize that the figures are images of themselves. Scout gets angry at being lectured and attacks Jem. He gives a very different account of what happened. Atticus is not the only important figure in the rabid dog crisis.
Jem is concerned that the men outside mean Atticus harm, but Atticus assures him later that those men are his friends and are not part of a gang or the Ku Klux Klan, whom Atticus claims is gone and will never come back. Scout finally found her voice and ask how Dill got there. He then ran for the sheriff. Alexandra seems to believe the children would benefit from a feminine influence, and so she has decided to stay for a time. Jem, Scout, and Dill started to make their way home when 4 dusty cars drove up and stopped in front of the jail. Scout feels discouraged returning home from school. She is a rebellious girl who has tomboy tendencies.
Her teacher, Miss Caroline Fisher, is 21 years old and new to the Maycomb County schools. Cunningham emphasizes her knowledge of young and reminds Mr. Dill, the new kid in town, represents an outside influence upon the children that affects them deeply, whereas the family history Scout recounts is a more inexorable pattern which existed long before the children were born. Atticus went to his office to read and Jem went to his room to play with football magazines. Scout says that men in Maycomb county only talked outside if it was about death or politics. Miss Maudie is unexpectedly cheery about her house being burnt down and says she wanted a smaller house anyway, because she always wanted a bigger garden.
Analysis This chapter sets the tone and basis for everything else that happens in the novel. 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. The first person to take the stand is Heck Tate, the town sheriff. Here, Scout and Jem watch their father in action. Jem is still concerned for Atticus's safety.
Instead, it is about knowing you're going to lose but sticking to your views and fighting anyway. Underwood, the owner of the newspaper, appears with a shotgun, telling Atticus that he had his back. The judgment theme is depicted in the circumstances that befell Tom Robinson, a poor African-American field attendant who is accused and put on trial for rape. We already see that despite the Finches are not very rich and slavery is already abolished in the 1930s, it is still not uncommon for a white household to hire help from the black community. Going inside, he allegedly saw Tom Robinson raping Mayella Ewell.
She is then confronted by the intolerance still existing in her society. Scout thought something must be up to bring all of these unreligious men to church. Atticus nicely told Dill to take a bath. Jem, Dill, and Scout pressed their faces to the screen of a few windows and the big crowd of men seemed to be talking to Atticus all at once. Atticus makes the two children wait by the Radley house so they are well out of the way. The end of the month arrives and Mrs. Jem tells Scout that school will get better for her.