The attack occurs all around Scout and the sense of her helplessness makes the account of the violence more intense. The Gray Ghost One in a series of pulp fiction novels written in 1926 by Robert Schulkers. Scout sometimes goes with him, and she and Jem watch as Mrs. Jem realizes that Boo Radley put it on her, and he reveals the whole story of the knothole, the presents, and the mended pants to Atticus. She also insinuates that because the United States is a democracy, fairness is available for all, when blacks are suffering from the same kinds of discrimination and segregation that Jews experience in Hitler's dictatorial regime.
He has finally become a real person, completing the progression from monster to human; meanwhile, Mr. Additional information is also revealed about the town of Maycomb in this section of the novel as wel. However, throughout the novel, both young people struggle with the fitting into these appearances that are expected of them. At recess, Scout complains to Jem, but Jem says that Miss Caroline is just trying out a new method of teaching called the Dewey-Decimal System. In Chapter 8, Maycomb receives some unexpected snowfall. As a mature young girl, she recognizes Boo as a real person, and treats him as such.
The chapter ends as Scout overhears Atticus and Uncle Jack talking about Tom Robinson's trial, which will start soon. The next day, Jem and Scout find that the knothole has been filled with cement. Atticus notices that Jem's pants are missing, and Dill tells him Jem lost his pants in a game of strip poker. Dubose was addicted to morphine, but that she wanted to die on her own terms. It's very dark, and they can barely see a few feet ahead of themselves. When September comes Dill goes back to Meridian, and Scout begins to look forward to starting first grade. After much arguing, finally the sheriff yells out that he's not trying to protect Jem he is trying to protect Boo.
A day was twenty-four hours but it seemed longer. Jem confidently tells Scout that Mr. In Scout's mind, this doesn't make sense and she goes to talk to Jem about it. Atticus is accustomed to facing no-win situations. In Chapter 7, the next school year starts for Jem and Scout. Dill came up every summer.
GradeSaver, 29 July 2007 Web. When Atticus later asks her about it, she has no idea who put it over her. The story starts with the first summer that Scout and Jem meet Dill, a little boy from Meridian, Mississippi who spends the summers with his aunt, the Finchs' next-door neighbor Miss Rachel Haverford. The outside world continues to impose standards of femininity on Scout in Chapter 8 and 9. Tate notes the mark that Mr.
. She wants children to play the parts of Maycomb's agricultural products, and Scout is assigned to play the part of the pork. Scout depicts her world as a place of absolutes. She rushes out to the stage, and makes a very amusing entrance that pleases the entire crowd. Dill's fascination, in particular, leads to all sorts of games and plans to try and get Boo to come outside.
Chapter 6 It is the last day Dill is in Maycomb, and. Radley, who lives in the house with his wife and two sons, keeps the family locked up in the house; they do not attend church, go to the market or communicate with neighbors. Dill dares Jem to touch the porch. Avery, and Atticus is dismayed at the likeness. In this reflective moment, Scout also neatly summarizes the events of the book, reminding the reader of all that passed for her and her family to reach this point.
Christmas evening, she and Uncle Jack talk, and she explains to him where he went wrong in his discipline. Atticus, amused and impressed, insisted that they try to disguise the resemblance by dressing it up with straw hat and garden shears. This chapter continues to provide a building tale of suspense, as the book is clearly coming to a close, and we will soon learn how Jem broke his arm, and the final events the novel has been leading up to. The Radley family represents: shyness, and being plain brutish; as they do not free from practicing every taboo in Maycomb. For the first time, real racial tensions begin to emerge in the novel.
That evening Scout is woken by Atticus to find that Maudie Atkinson's house is burning. Lee subtly and masterfully drives this point home by having the children create a nearly exact replica of Mr. This is a mindset heavily engrained in the culture of this town, and an issue the novel will struggle with. This section marks a large transformation in the reader's-and the children's-perception of Boo Radley. Jack asked Atticus how bad the whole deal with the trial was going to be.
Scout said that Francis was the most boring child she had ever met and that anything she did Francis would go and tell his mom who in turn would tell Atticus. Lesson Summary Author Harper Lee moves the story's action along swiftly in chapter 8. Walter will never be able to pay the teacher back or bring a lunch to school. The only thing that made their visit bearable was that Aunt Alexandria was a good cook. Scout notices afterward that, while she was standing outside in the cold in only her bathrobe, someone put a blanket around her shoulders.