She abhors the idea of a little girl wearing pants and works diligently to make Scout more ladylike. Atticus so rarely asked Jem and me to do something for him, I could take being called a coward for him. The first of her ancestors to come to America was a fur-trader and apothecary named Simon Finch, who fled England to escape religious persecution and established a successful farm on the banks of the Alabama River. Scout as narrator is key to the novel's success. Discuss the exchange between Scout and Francis at Finch's Landing.
After supper, Jack has Scout sit on his lap and he warns her not to curse in his presence. 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. He was just the opposite—deceitful and distrustful Scout tells Uncle Jack what Francis said about Atticus. After a few minutes of waiting, Aunt Alexandria came out and asked them what was going on. For the children at this point in the story, bravery means nothing more than accepting a dare to touch the Radley house. It also shows how Maycomb treats those who are different.
Fall comes, Dill leaves, and Scout starts school. Avery is so strong that Atticus demands that they disguise it. However, when Scout continues, it is clear that she is being sarcastic. She tells Jem about it, and soon they find other treasures hidden in the same place, including finely-carved soap figurines of Scout and Jem themselves. Glossary aberrations a deviation from the normal or the typical. Scout makes him promise not to tell Atticus, however, because Atticus had asked her not to fight anyone over what is said about him. Ewell the girl's dad is dead, Jem's arm is broken, and is the one who carried Jem home.
Although Scout has been good about fighting, Scout attacks him and demands he take it back. The figures are followed in turn by chewing gum, a spelling bee medal, and an old pocket watch. Discuss how his decision has affected his children, Scout and Jem, at home and at school. Scout drops her fists and walks away from the fight. She was tempted every year to ask Alexandria if she could join them on the big table and even asked Atticus to use his influence to get her to the big table but he said that when you are a guest you sit wherever the host tells you to sit. Summary: Chapter 11 On the way to the business district in Maycomb is the house of Mrs. Scout tells Atticus about the fight and asks him what they boy meant.
Scout starts to explain the circumstances that led to the broken arm that her older brother, Jem, sustained many years earlier; she begins by recounting her family history. Scout generally gets along well with Uncle Jack, but when he arrives in Maycomb, she begins cursing in front of him a habit that she has recently picked up. Throughout the book, a number of characters Jem, Tom Robinson, Dill, Boo Radley, Mr. Alexandra's grandson, Francis, begins teasing Scout about Atticus defending a black man. But it was a time of vague optimism for some of the people: Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself. Scout gave away that she and Dill planned to get married when they were older. Scout was quiet to avoid getting beat again.
Uncle Jack Finch comes for Christmas as he does every year; Scout and her family spend Christmas at Finch's Landing with Aunt Alexandra and her family. Soon, Dill becomes fascinated with the nearby Radley house, and more particularly with the legendary Boo Radley who lives inside. Every summer Scout and Jem are joined by , who shares their obsession with the local haunted house, the Radley Place, and the boogeyman who lives there, Boo Radley. Lee subtly and masterfully drives this point home by having the children create a nearly exact replica of Mr. Atticus says he won't win the case, but has to take it in order to keep his integrity. In the confusion, someone drapes a blanket over Scout.
When things calm down, one man is on the ground, and another carries the injured and unconscious Jem back to the Finch house, while Scout follows. Atticus says you have to be honest with them. Although apparently bluejays are okay. Truth and Atticus's lawyering skills win the day, right? They leave it there for a few days, but no one takes it, so they claim it for their own. Scout joked with Uncle Jack and kept cussing. Eventually, he dares Jem to run over and touch the house. At the end of the novel, he becomes fully human to Scout, illustrating that she has developed into a sympathetic and understanding individual.
Uncle Jack was confused but let Scout explain further. Heck brings a rifle and asks Atticus to shoot the animal. Atticus gives Jem a box that Mrs. Lee also introduces bird symbolism into the novel in Chapter 8. When all the excitement dies down, it turns out that Mr. Analysis This chapter sets the tone and basis for everything else that happens in the novel.