The dog stopped in front of the Radley house, and Heck was afraid that if he shot and missed, the bullet would go into the house and the dog would attack. Meanwhile, Dill seems to represent the earlier childhood that Scout reflected on so fondly in the novel. It is a case he cannot hope to win, but he tells Scout that he must argue it to uphold his sense of justice and self-respect. They see a man's shadow. Atticus came home with , the Maycomb sheriff , and they waited for the dog to come around the bend in the road.
Miss Maudie is garden obsessed, and spends her evenings reining over her front porch in the twilight. As we have mentioned, most likely, a simple demonstrative essay on To Kill a Mockingbird will suffice. Scout explains she doesn't remember learning how to read, but it seems she always knew how. The value of some freedoms can't be fully understood until a person is forced to part from them. One thing leads to another, and Scout tells Atticus about how she went to Church with Calpurnia. He is scholarly and wears glasses, where most fathers in their community hunt and fish.
Scout had won they were still equals. Jem finally agrees to do this. The children's adventure to the Radley place one more time shows how interested they really are in finding out if Boo Radley is real. Miss Maudie is honest in her speech and her ways, with a witty tongue, and Scout considers her a trusted friend. That evening Scout is weary from the day's crimes and begs Atticus not to send her back to school anymore.
Miss Maudie tried to ease Scout's disillusionment, but in her mind, Atticus was just an old man. Another time they find gum and a pocket watch. Scout feels discouraged returning home from school. When Scout who until tonight knew nothing of the plan starts to protest, they call her a girl and threaten to send her home. Jem insists on following his father to the jail, no doubt because he understands just what is going on and is concerned for his father's safety. Boo was eventually brought back to the Radley home. This revelation also brings up the role of conscience in the novel, which Lee treats in a fairly overt manner.
They decide to write a letter to whomever is leaving them things, but they're shocked to discover the next day that the hole has been filled with cement. Jem and Scout can't understand why Atticus doesn't continue to use his innate talent for hunting like other men in Maycomb do. The chapter also establishes that Scout is a very intelligent and precocious child who learned how to read through her natural instinct, sitting on Atticus's lap and following along in his book. Harper Lee uses such language to point out this racism and give an accurate portrayal of sentiments in the South, though she certainly does not condone such language or such a mentality. Scout protests but they threaten her and before she knows it she's part of the scheme.
Things proceed fairly smoothly until they're caught by Atticus, who forbids them to set one more foot on the Radley property and to leave Mr. As punishment, Jem has to go to Mrs. This suggests that schools can only provide limited change in children's moral sensibility, or no change at all - families and communities are the true sculptors of children's sense of what is right and good, and what is not. Chapter 3 Jem invites Walter Cunningham over for lunch when he finds out that the boy doesn't have any food. After fifteen years living at home, the thirty-three-year-old Boo is rumored to have stabbed his father in the leg with a pair of scissors and then quietly continued about his business of cutting out newspaper articles.
True to her word, she doesn't fight, even when antagonized at school. However, he is resolved to see it through and this, in turn, makes his courage even more apparent to the reader. Atticus takes Scout and Jem outside. 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. Jem tells Scout not to worry about it and to stop pestering Aunt Alexandra. Avery, and Atticus is dismayed at the likeness.
With the help of the children, she was able to give up her addiction before her death. Scout doesn't want them to do it, but Jem accuses her of being girlish, an insult she can't bear, and she goes along with it. As she walks home from school there is a huge oak tree that sits on the corner of the Radley lot. Atticus tells Scout that it was Boo Radley who placed the blanket around her. After all the wicked things he's thought about Mrs. Miss Caroline, the teacher, is horrified to discover a cootie in the hair of Burris Ewell, a hulking, angry boy who quickly reduces Miss Caroline to tears as he slouches out of the room, his first and only day of school over. Nathan Radley had been helping with the fire, so it could only have been Boo who put the blanket around her shoulders.