Radley must have a good reason for plugging up the hole. Each session is longer than the one before. While watching the fire, Boo wraps a blanket around Scout, and she doesn't even notice. The experience of being temporarily restricted from the space of the church also forces the Finch children to momentarily experience the same kind of racial discrimination that is a terrible daily reality for the black community. When Scout hears Cecil's remarks, she is infuriated, probably more at the implication that Atticus is somehow inferior than actually anything race-related.
Every Christmas the family would get together at Finches landing, the place where their ancestor Simon Finch had built their family wealth. Scout watches, amazed, and begins to scream. Despite having lost her house, Miss Maudie is cheerful the next day. Scout can maintain her youthful identity for now, but when Aunt Alexandra moves in with the Finch family during the trial, she will find herself more directly torn between two worlds - her childhood innocence and the ideal behavior of a Southern lady. So, he only uses his shooting ability when he must in order to protect those in his family. He tells Scout that he doubts he will win the case but that he must try in order to uphold his own sense of justice.
Scout also learns that Calpurnia used to work at the Landing for Miss Maudie's aunt, Miss Buford, who taught her to read. In retribution, Jem destroys the camellia bushes outside Mrs. Dubose could represent anything good. Atticus gives Jem a box that Mrs. Scout is surprised to hear Calpurnia speak in the same black dialect as the others, because at home, Calpurnia always speaks proper English.
Alexandria wanted Scout to become a lady and Scout wanted to just do what she wanted to do. Atticus gives Jem a box that Mrs. Eventually, Uncle Jack asks Scout to explain her side of the story. For Christmas, Jem and Scout both get air rifles and are extremely pleased. Clearly, Boo watches the children, and his actions in these chapters foreshadow his daring rescue later on. Additionally, Scout begins to realize the courage her father has, even though he is not the masculine hunter or fisherman like other fathers in town.
Uncle Jack explains that he doesn't want to have children because he doesn't understand them well enough. The trial is thus about more than simply setting a man free - Atticus seems sure that he won't win, but he suggests it will cause a stir in the town that will have major repercussions. Scout asks Calpurnia about this, and Calpurnia explains that it's because Tom has been accused of raping 's daughter. Scout asked Atticus that if everybody wanted him to not defend Tom why was Atticus doing it. The day after Jem's twelfth birthday, he and Scout go to town to spend some of his birthday money. Dubose is a mean and bigoted old woman, she does have good qualities that demand respect.
As punishment, Atticus makes Jem go and read to Mrs. When Nathan Radley plugs up the hole in the tree, Scout is disappointed but hardly heartbroken, seeing it as merely the end of their presents. Dubose's flowers, the explosion is much bigger and more destructive than anything Scout would normally do, and he finds himself extremely ashamed afterwards. He said that Tom when to the same church as their cook Calpurnia and that Calpurnia said that he was a good man. Chapter 12 -Summer has arrived, but Dill isn't coming due to his mother getting remarried.
Jem is excited about sixth grade, because he is going to learn about ancient Egypt. Radley, who plugs up the hole, and all the other adults discourage Boo's interaction with the children, but Jem feels great sympathy for the man, reflecting the beginning of his passage from childhood to adulthood. More recent linguistic research has demonstrated that the dialects of African-American English follow the same logical, systematic rules as all languages and are correct and perfectly contained unto themselves. Particularly important to Atticus are justice, restraint, and honesty. A snowstorm arrives, and it is the first snow Scout and Jem have ever seen. Scout said this reminded her of their relative Cousin Ike who would come around once a year who would always talk about the civil war and how they should still spiritually fight the war. There is even light snowfall, an event rare enough for school to be closed.
The others, however, seem more interested in working toward a peaceful integration between blacks and whites despite historical atrocities and animosity. She has sloughed off her mortal persona, one that is racist and irritable, and the whiteness of the flower symbolizes the purity of soul that Atticus attributes to everyone. They got to the house and Jem went off with the adults and Scout was left to entertain Francis. Uncle Jack asks her for her side and Scout tells him what Francis said about Atticus. Dubose had given her maid for Jem; in it lies a single white camellia.
Analysis The oak tree with the knothole is in the Radley yard, and after Mr. After supper, Jack has Scout sit on his lap and he warns her not to curse in his presence. He could be a great huntsman if he had chosen; however, he believes it is unfair to use this talent on lesser creatures. Scout muses over the fact that her father often seems older than other fathers. He believes that representing Tom Robinson is what is right and, therefore, it is what he will do. Francis annoyingly came and sat by Scout and they started to chat. Her struggle against the clock and mortality is easily compared to Atticus's struggle to uphold his own morals despite the hopelessness of his case and the lack of support he has in town.
The next day, Jem and Scout find that the knothole has been filled with cement. The powerful must be careful in choosing whom they target. Analysis: Chapters 9—11 The fire in which the previous section culminated represents an important turning point in the narrative structure of To Kill a Mockingbird. Despite everything that has happened, Miss Maudie is in good spirits the next day. With the help of the children, she was able to give up her addiction before her death.