Underwood, the owner of the newspaper, appears with a shotgun, telling Atticus that he had his back. Nathan Radley Boo's brother who does leave the house he tells them the tree was sick and he had to do it. If you write a summary of To Kill a Mockingbird, your task may be either summarizing its particular chapter, a number of chapters, or the book as a whole. When she returns to school the day's drama isn't over. Scout is a tomboy who prefers the company of boys and generally solves her differences with her fists.
Rather, the law must change to accommodate them and protect the children, who should not have to suffer needlessly. Scout sails in with her fists to defend him and gets caught by Uncle Jack. To Kill a Mockingbird This book cover is one of many given to Harper Lee's classic work To Kill a Mockingbird 1960. They find him in front of jail. As the novel proceeds certain characters are linked with the three main characters to form a dramatic story of events, attitudes, prejudices and values.
Finally, Tom Robinson himself is called to the stand and everyone in the courtroom can see his unusable left hand. They notice that every day Mrs. They draw their assumptions from the notion that he does not put his skills to use against the racist status quo in Maycomb. Depending on your school and your teacher, your task may be either to summarize the entire book in one essay or write separate essays summarizing each or some particular chapters. Cunningham, Walter's father, and as she tries to make conversation with him the entire group falls silent, listening to her talk about Walter and Mr. She gives him a hug and heads back home. The African-American dialect differs from the white; the rich whites speak more grammatically than the poor whites; highly educated characters like Atticus and his brother Jack speak more elegantly than town officials like Heck Tate.
Cunningham's entailment, which Atticus is currently helping him out on. Atticus asks her to understand the situation from Miss Caroline's point of view - Miss Caroline can't be expected to know what to do with her students when she doesn't know anything about them yet. Because Atticus is defending a black man, Scout and Jem find themselves whispered at and taunted, and have trouble keeping their tempers. She's finally able to tell her story to Uncle Jack later that night, and he apologizes for jumping all over her when he should've been punishing Francis. He does not make much money because his clients are poor.
He and Scout are both in shock. Their sister Alexandra remained at Finch's Landing. Boo is a man who nobody has seen for years. And in those times, a black man feeling sorry for a white woman or even saying it may as well be a crime. They spend much of their time also discussing their phantom-like neighbor, Boo Radley, who is rumored to be crazy. The boy is very sociable and quickly becomes great friends with the siblings. Scout and Jem begin to notice that where they go about town, people seem to be whispering about them.
They find out that Mr. He has clear-cut values and beliefs, and it is his sincere wish that his children too grow up with a broad outlook and an unprejudiced way of thinking. Next, the children try sneaking over to the house at night and looking through its windows. Calpurnia and Miss Maudie are the main motherly influences in her life. They run toward home, pursued in the dark by someone they can't see.
Before they know what's hit them they're attacked from whomever is following them. Dill's presence is perhaps a reminder of how much their lives have changed because of the Robinson trial; he presents a contrast between childhood and adulthood. During the novel's last summer, Tom is tried and convicted even though Atticus proves that Tom could not have possibly committed the crime of which he is accused. Even worse, their cousin Francis is there, and Scout hates him. Rather than congratulating Scout on her knowledge, Miss Caroline believes Scout is being taught incorrectly and tells her not to read at home anymore. As the trial begins it becomes apparent to Scout and Jem that there is no way that Tom Robinson could have beaten and raped Mayella Ewell, as his left hand is crippled.
Who does Sheriff Heck Tate infer he is protecting with the above explanation? He and Scout go outside and run into a Maycomb local, Mr. After hesitating because he is clearly afraid, Jem finally gives in and does it. How do the Finches treat her? Dubose is a cantankerous, bitter old woman who lives at the end of the street. It is, however, a much easier thing to write about than racism. 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.